A Century Later, Columbia Excavates ‘Salvage Anthropology’
The Eye investigates "efforts for language revitalization and cultural preservation" at the University, including a project in the Libraries to digitize and make accessible a collection of manuscripts about the Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw culture.
Jim Neal Receives 2023 John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award
The American Library Association (ALA) announces that University Librarian Emeritus James (Jim) Neal will receive the 2023 John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award in recognition of his work to advance "critical agendas for international librarianship."
One-Hit Wonder: Busting a Major Myth About Lou Gehrig
"A hundred years ago, legendary baseball player Lou Gehrig hit a monstrous home run on South Field. But where did the ball really land?" Columbia Magazine consults the University Archives to "bust a major myth" about the baseball icon.
Histories of Hoover, the Mexican Revolution, and 1790s New York Win the Bancroft Prize
The New York Times reports that "histories of Hoover, the Mexican Revolution, and 1790s New York" win the 2023 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, considered one of the most prestigious awards in the field of American history.
Ivy Plus Libraries Weigh in on OSTP Guidance on Access to Federally Funded Research
Columbia University Libraries joins peer institutions in the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation in support of updated policy guidance from the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) that will make funded research immediately available to the public.
Josefina Báez: Dominican-York Icon Whose Archive is Now Housed at Columbia University
The archive of Josefina Báez, an innovative Afro-Latina artist known first for her groundbreaking work, "Dominicanish," was recently acquired by the Latino Arts & Activisms Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
President’s Commission on the History of Race and Racism to Shed Light on Columbia’s Past and Present
"The newly-formed President’s Commission on the History of Race and Racism aims to interrogate little-known events" from Columbia history, "analyzing the University’s symbols and representations within a greater historical and racial context."
Columbia University and Slavery Project Launches Historical Campus Markers
An outcome of the Columbia University and Slavery seminar, co-taught by the Libraries' Curator for American History Thai Jones, the Historical Markers project is an "educational, public-oriented display" based on student research from the course.
Columbia University Adopts the Palace Project for E-Content
Government Technology reports that the Libraries has adopted the Palace Project app for e-content, a platform that grants Columbia students, staff, and faculty access to "hundreds of thousands of ebooks as the popularity of digital learning grows."
Columbia Student Homophile League: The Nation’s First Gay Student Organization
A video from the Columbia Daily Spectator features conversations with the founders of the Student Homophile League, the first gay student organization in the United States, and showcases materials from the University Archives.
The Carl Sagan Medal, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, and a Fulbright First for Columbia Nursing
Columbia News profiles faculty, staff, and students who recently received awards, including Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library Courtney Chartier and University Librarian Emeritus Jim Neal.
A Walking Tour of Sculptures On and Around Columbia's Morningside Campus
A walking tour of sculptures at Columbia: From Low Library to Baker Athletics Complex, here's an introduction to sculptures that you can find on the Morningside Heights campus, with insights from Curator of Art Properties Roberto C. Ferrari.
Interview with Archivist Katia Davydenko about the Ukraine Exhibit at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Archivist Katia Davydenko mounts an exhibit in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library to contextualize the ongoing war in her native Ukraine and educate the Columbia community about the history surrounding the crisis.