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.
Research at the RBML: Elisha Baker Looks in to Columbia’s 19th-Century Real Estate Ventures
Scholar Elisha Baker explores archival meeting minutes from the University's Board of Trustees, held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, to investigate how and why Columbia chose to relocate its campus to Morningside Heights in 1897.
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.
Exhibit on Islamic Science on Display at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library
“Science, Nature, and Beauty” is an exhibit that showcases over 90 instruments, manuscripts, and objects related to the Islamic sciences, many of which are on display for the first time since their acquisition by the Libraries nearly 100 years ago.
Researcher Profile | Andrew Holter Delves into Murray Kempton’s 1970s Journalism Papers...
Researcher Andrew Holter delves into the personal papers of journalist Murray Kempton, held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and finds an unexpected piece of memorabilia from actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Research at the RBML | Alex Cheng Looks at Interzone, a Mixed-up, Early Manuscript of Naked Lunch
High school student Alex Cheng visited the archives of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to research poets of the Beat Generation, particularly the social networks of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs.
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.