An Overdue Book from the King’s College Library
Talk about past due! On September 6, 1950, a book was returned to the Libraries that was last checked out in 1772 from the library at King’s College (now Columbia University), one of the few volumes from the library to survive the Revolutionary War.
Now Available | Columbia Bicentennial Anniversary Records
Records related to the University's bicentennial anniversary celebrations in 1954, including nearly 300 interviews with local business owners, depict the myriad of events held to honor the history of Columbia in Morningside Heights and beyond.
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.
A World Room Welcome
Dean of the School of Journalism Jelani Cobb announced the 20th president of Columbia University, Nemat “Minouche” Shafik, in the World Room of the Journalism School, in front of a stained glass window that bears the Statue of Liberty. University archivists share its history.
Federico García Lorca: #DormLife in 1929
What were the Columbia dorms like in the 1920s? Well, according to one student, views from the dorm rooms are great, food is plenty, but laundry is pricey. Letters from poet Federico García Lorca, who attended the University in 1929, describe life on campus.
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.