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The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. Though not among the signatories, statesman John Jay, whose papers are held by the Libraries, contributed immensely to its ratification.
Dr. Shalom Sabar joins Librarian for Jewish Studies Michelle Chesner to discuss the design and text of ketubbot (or marriage contracts) produced in the Jewish communities on the Greek island of Corfu.
When Diego and Frida came to Columbia: University archivists recount an appearance by Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at an important protest on campus in 1933.
A series of blog posts from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library highlights archival documents and objects from "Social Climates: Power and the Environment in the Archives," an exhibition currently on view in the RBML.
Dean of the School of the Arts Carol Becker will deliver the 2022 Dean's Lecture in the Humanities on "poets, priests, mystics, and revolutionaries," Ernesto Cardenal and Thomas Merton, on October 27.
Archivists in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library explore the personal papers of poet Lucie Broido-Brock, who led the poetry concentration in the School of the Arts from 1993 through 2018.
Graduate student Evelyn MacPherson delves into the papers of economist Joseph E. Slater, including documents related to his philanthropic work in Venezuela, as part of her internship with the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
President Joe Biden recently announced plans to appoint University Librarian Emeritus James G. Neal to serve in one of several key roles on the National Museum and Library Services Board.
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