Research at the RBML | Gary Ley on Albert Maltz
Researcher Gary Ley, a Ph.D. candidate at Swansea University, consults the papers of Albert Maltz, a writer who was imprisoned after his refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee regarding his membership in the Communist Party.
Research at the RBML | Laurence Cossu-Beaumont on Transatlantic Literary Agents
Laurence Cossu-Beaumont, a professor at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, visited the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to review archival materials related to William and Jenny Bradley, a pair of literary agents based in 20th-century Paris.
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.
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.
Description and Digitization of the George Hunt Kwak’wala Ethnographic Manuscripts
The manuscripts of Tlingit artist, ethnographer, and linguist George Hunt, part of the papers gifted to the University by famed anthropologist Franz Boas, were recently digitized by archivists in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Original Copies: Facsimiles and Their Mediations of Authenticity and Ownership
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library announces the opening of an exhibition that explores the technologies that make facsimiles possible, the motivations that drive their production, and the questions they raise about authenticity.
Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library Welcomes the Josefina Báez Papers, the Tenth in the Latino Arts and Activisms Collection
The Latino Arts and Activisms (LAAS) Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library acquires the papers of writer, performer, and theorist Josefina Báez, founder of the Latinarte/Ay Ombe Theatre in New York, among numerous other accomplishments.
Researcher Profile | Leïla Morsy on the Closure of Black Medical Schools
Senior Lecturer at Flinders University Leïla Morsy visited the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to examine how powerful philanthropies in the early 20th century restructured medical education, creating long-lasting legacies that persist today.
Research at the RBML | Scott Spillman on Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick
Historian Scott Spillman details the numerous collections in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library that he consulted for a forthcoming book, including the papers of Columbia professor and writer Eric L. McKitrick (1919-2002).
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.