Teresa Harris Shares Her Vision for Leading Avery Library
In an interview with Columbia News, newly-appointed Director of Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Teresa Harris "shares her vision for leading" the library, including "a strategy for digital collecting of architectural material."
Manuel Ramos Otero Residence | NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
With images from the archives of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites project highlights Manuel Ramos Otero, "widely regarded as one of the most important openly gay Puerto Rican writers of the 20th century."
Miller Theatre Presents the 12th Annual Morningside Lights: "The Open Book"
The 12th annual Morningside Lights, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre, in partnership with the Libraries, returns with 'The Open Book,' an homage to the libraries that preserve access to knowledge and affirm our freedom to read.
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.
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."