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Happy Homecoming weekend, Columbia! The first Homecoming was celebrated in October 1948 to honor newly-inaugurated University president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
2020 presidential candidates have paid more attention to climate change than in previous election cycles. The reason, according to Curator Thai Jones, is activism.
The Chronicle of Higher Education cites the partnership between the Libraries and Cornell Library in Slavic studies as an example of successful collaborative collecting.
Telegraphic codebooks uncovered in two collections held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library offer insights into historic Chinese cryptography.
CNN reports on the Butler Banner Project and Columbia students' "bold statements about the lack of inclusivity" in the inscriptions of male names on the exterior of Butler Library.
"Clodion and 'Clodion Mania' in Nineteenth-Century France," a new exhibit in Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, is the third in a series of student-curated exhibitions.
Students uncover underreported and ignored stories from African American history in the archival collections of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
The latest iteration of the student-led Butler Banner Project now hangs on the north facade of Butler Library, honoring eight exceptional women writers and visionaries.
As the New York Yankees head into another playoff run, we're reminded of Columbia Football's ties to the Bronx Bombers, like baseball legend Lou Gehrig (CC1925), who played football and baseball for the Lions.
Based on an artifact in the Libraries’ collections and a historic campus event, an inside-outside exhibition aims to foster conversations about representation in library spaces and collections.
A recent Libraries workshop studied the intricacies of the vibrant manuscripts at the heart of the Muslim World Manuscript preservation and digitization project.
In the pages of his newspaper, the Chinese-American Times, publisher William Yukon Chang provided a venue for Chinese Americans to read and write about their own communities.
Curator Thai Jones weighs in on the role that disruptive protests against the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s have played in shaping modern American activism.
Librarian Sophie Leveque leads Columbia's School of Social Work on a "time-travel adventure" into the Social Work Agency Collection, with archival materials that date to the 18th century.
85 years after opening its doors in 1934, the main reading room on the 3rd floor of Butler Library is as grand as ever! Tour the building through historic photos from the University Archives.
Following the passing of novelist Toni Morrison, African Studies Librarian Yuusuf Caruso sought to better understand the writer's relationship with Africa.
The team behind Barnard Library's Digital Humanities Center reflect on the recent #DisruptWikipedia panel & edit-a-thon, calling on community editors to "make Wikipedia a source worth referencing."
Learn about the role of statesman and Columbia alumnus John Jay in the ratification of the Constitution, signed on September 17, 1787, from the politician's personal papers.
Columbia Libraries disrupts Wikipedia with a panel discussion from experts on the knowledge-sharing platform and following edit-a-thon. Watch on the Libraries' Facebook!
Curator Thai Jones appreciates the "wonderfully rich depictions" of the Chinese community in New York in the writings of the late Chinese-American journalist William Chang.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the work of Latinx cartoonists, comic book artists and writers, and graphic novelists from the Comics@Columbia collection.
Works from Art Properties, the University art collection stewarded by Avery Library, appear in "20 and Odd: The 400-Year Anniversary of 1619," on view in Dodge Hall.
The Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive preserves web-based geoscience field trip guidebooks, which document geologic information from across North America.
The Libraries' Head of History & Humanities Jeremiah Mercurio advises School Library Journal on the key to teaching college-level research.
A brief introduction to the impressive range of resources to be found in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, fondly known as the "Pink Palace."
Happy first day of classes, Columbia! Take a peek inside classrooms past, courtesy of the University Archives.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive provides a portal into the organization's prolific philanthropy, from the late 19th to the 21st century.
Here's to an exciting new year at Columbia! A warm welcome to all of our new students from your Libraries - we look forward to working with you!
A collection of "paper gods" in the Starr East Asian Library, donated to Columbia by missionary Anne Swann Goodrich, provides a window into 20th-century folk religion in Beijing.
An exhibition that celebrates the legacy of the earliest documented Africans to arrive in America in 1619 incorporates works from Avery Library and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Vice Provost and University Librarian Ann D. Thornton is pleased to announce the appointment of Hannah Bennett as Director of Avery Library.
Prior to their set at Woodstock 50 years ago, in August 1969, the Grateful Dead held an impromptu performance at Columbia during the 1968 student protests.
The Oral History Archives' Black Journalists Collection reflects the influence of the Chicago Defender, a noted African-American newspaper that will soon cease print production.
Another fantastic find from the collection of comic book artist Jerry Robinson provides new perspective on George Herriman, one of the "true geniuses" of the comic medium.
A nineteenth-century technology that originated with the advent of photography allows researchers to view the papers of a noted theologian, as written in his own hand.
With more than 13 million volumes in our collections - and plenty of corners to curl up with a book - the Libraries is a haven for readers on Book Lovers Day!
In remembrance of literary icon Toni Morrison, an interview with scholar Dana Williams explores how the novelist's early work as an editor informed her award-winning fiction.
Curator for Comics & Cartoons Karen Green makes an unexpected discovery in the pages of an unassuming anthology, leading the Libraries' Conservation team to take on an unusual task.
Archivist Yingwen Huang catalogs the papers of Wellington Koo, the youngest Chinese delegate to the Paris Peace Conference and a subject of Columbia's Chinese oral history project.
Upon New York State's ratification of the Constitution on July 26, 1788, New York politician John Jay, CC 1764, received a congratulatory letter from George Washington.
Columbia Magazine explores the life and work of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, whose sculpted bronze likeness resides in the Music & Arts Library.
The late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was interviewed by Columbia's Center for Oral History about the state of civil and human rights post-9/11.
Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela! The Libraries highlights a range of digital resources related to African studies in honor of the South African politician and revolutionary.
A collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library traces the history of United Bronx Parents, a community organization that worked to improve health and education in the borough.
Web archivists captured commemorative websites for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, preserving a milestone in the modern gay rights movement.
The wedding bands exchanged by Alexander and Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, on loan from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, feature in an exhibit on "the Schuyler sisters and their circle."
Apollo 11 launched its mission to the moon in 1969. More than 100 years earlier, a Columbia trustee captured a rare photo of the moon, now held by the University Archives.
MAD Magazine ceases production, but the work of iconic MAD cartoonist Al Jaffee lives on in the Libraries' archives, which hold the illustrator's personal papers.
Discover hundreds of unknown holdings in Hebraica and Judaica in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, processed by the Libraries' archivists during summer downtime.
Play ball! Did you know a match-up between Columbia and Princeton, played on the Lions' own Baker Field in 1939, was the first televised baseball game in the US?
A team of experts consulted the Rare Book & Manuscript Library's copy of an early work by Galileo, "Sidereus nuncius," for a PBS documentary.
The Libraries commemorates the anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots, which served as a catalyst for the international gay rights movement.
The newly-processed papers of the Barnard family, held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, reveal the childhood fantasies of the clan's three young boys.
"Animalia," a new exhibit in Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, celebrates the essence of animal life as depicted in cultural heritage objects, decorative arts, and sculpture.
To commemorate Juneteenth, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library archives provide a meaningful glimpse into the memories of former slaves.
The Literary Authors from Europe and Eurasia Web Archive preserves regional content from authors, critics, publishers, and translators about the contemporary literary process.
Happy birthday, Lou Gehrig! The baseball legend (CC1925) was a home-run hitter as a Columbia Lion on old South Field and would go on to play with the New York Yankees.
A team of Libraries staff help Barnard art history students tell the story of the most radical upheaval in clothing history, taking 18th-century fashions to the digital age.
Norma Merrick broke ground as an influential African American female architect - the first to graduate from Columbia's School of Architecture.
The New York Times remembers former University Librarian Patricia Battin, "a pioneer and a visionary" and the first woman to lead an Ivy League library.
Happy birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright! The archives of "the greatest American architect of all time," who designed more than 1,000 structures, are held by Avery Library.
On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we remember Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led the military operation and would later serve as president of Columbia.
Out and proud in the archives: In honor of Pride Month, explore several collections from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library that demonstrate a range of LGBTQIA experiences.
#MeToo and the Women’s Rights Movement in China Web Archive preserves content from women's organizations in the Greater China region.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019! The University Archives captured a sea of graduates in Columbia blue at the 1969 Commencement Day ceremony.
The Oral History Archives in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library will be the sole repository of the official oral histories of the presidency of Barack Obama (CC'83).
Rare Book Librarian Jane Siegel chats with Columbia's The Current about her 30-year tenure in the Libraries and the role of the library in the age of the Internet.
A major effort is underway to digitize and preserve thousands of vulnerable audio and moving-image collection materials for both present and future researchers.
The Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive preserves websites in numerous subjects from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Ph.D. candidate Mateusz Mayer co-curated an exhibition of rarely-seen, historic portraits from the University's art collection, held by Avery Library.
Meet Polyxeni Georgiadi, a member of the Libraries' all-important cataloging team, which maintains order across Columbia's vast library system.
How many Columbians does it take to change a lightbulb? Columbia Magazine investigates and, actually, just one - but relamping the Libraries' reading rooms can be a tall order.
From quiet reading rooms to late-night study spots, here's a crash course on the Libraries from Columbia Spectator - just in time for finals season!
View a Hebrew manuscript complete with prayers for numerous occasions and vibrant illustrations that's been digitized and made accessible for researchers.
Members of the Columbia community share the ways in which the Libraries supports their research, teaching, and learning in celebration of National Library Week.
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library acquires the papers of author Lydia Davis (BC'70), a recipient of the Man Booker International Prize and MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships.
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