Newly Processed and Updated Oral History Collections for September 2023
Newly-processed collections in the Libraries' Oral History Archives in September include the Cuban Voices oral history collection, which follows the transition to communist rule after the Cuban Revolution and events of the subsequent decades.
Noteworthy Acquisitions, Digitization, and Conservation for 2023
Archivists, curators, and subject specialists highlight a number of noteworthy acquisitions, conservation projects, and digitization efforts that are underway in 2023, including the Fly Papers that are now held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Oral History A-to-Z | B…is for Schlesinger Library’s Black Women’s Oral History Project
An A-to-Z guide to the Libraries' Oral History Archives: 'B' is for the Schlesinger Library’s Black Women’s Oral History Project, which memorializes women who had a significant impact on Black communities in the U.S.
An A-to-Z of Oral History at Columbia | The Addicts Who Survived Collection by David Courtwright
An A-to-Z guide to oral history at Columbia: A monthly series that begins with the Addicts Who Survived collection, which features interviews with drug addicts about family histories, patterns of drug use, and other topics.
What a New Oral History Reveals About Obama, and the Tradeoffs He Made
Upon the initial release from the Obama oral history collection, the New York Times reports on "the first of 470 interviews of Obama administration officials and others involved in the debates of the time," which "offer a fresh inside look at a consequential presidency."
An Expansive View into Obama’s Transformative Presidency
Columbia News reviews the people and process behind the Obama Presidency Oral History project, which will offer "an expansive view" into "the transformative nature of this presidency," beginning with a set of interviews released on May 31.
Lili Hamlyn Examines Rituals of Public Mourning in Columbia’s Oral History Archives
Writer Lili Hamlyn visits the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to explore the Oral History Archives for her research into grief and public mourning, particularly the 9/11 Oral History Project, which includes a range of interviews from many impacted by the attacks.
News from RBML’s Archivists and Collections Managers | March and April 2022
News from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library includes of the results of an audio and moving images initiative, a three-year project that concluded at the end of March and featured a number of newly-digitized oral history collections.
New Collection | Sheila Michaels Civil Rights Organization Oral History Collection
The Sheila Michaels Civil Rights Organization Oral History Collection offers a democratized narration of the Civil Rights Movement, through interviews with foot soldiers who made change possible through consistent, diligent activism.
Remembering How We Remember: Columbia’s 9/11 Oral History Project Allows Us to "Think About It Differently"
Mary Marshall Clark, Director of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research, discusses the Center's September 11, 2001 Oral History Project and the process of oral history under conditions of trauma.
Collection Highlight | Vartan Gregorian (1934-2021) and the Carnegie Corporation Digital Archive
To mark the passing of philanthropist Vartan Gregorian (1934-2021), President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Oral History Archives shares a 2000 interview from the Carnegie Corporation Digital Archive.