Research at the RBML | Peter Weber Investigates How Philanthropies Supercharge their Impact
Scholar Peter Weber of Auburn University visits the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to study the records of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and track the organization's efforts to broaden the impact of its philanthropy.
Announcing the Columbia University Press Spring 2023 Catalog
Columbia University Press presents the Spring 2023 catalog, which demonstrates the shared strengths of the Press and Columbia University itself. In featured books, Columbia authors build on distinguished careers to share meaningful ideas with readers around the world.
Research at the RBML | Lisa Rabin Uses the Carnegie Collections to Investigate the History of Area Studies
Researcher Lisa Rabin explores archival records from the Carnegie Collections, held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, to understand how area studies developed at universities in the United States over the course of the 20th century.
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.
Research at the RBML | Sophia Houghton Investigates the Materiality of Trees
Graduate student Sophia Houghton visits the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to investigate the "materiality of trees," or the ways in which tree are represented in physical books, like "The American Woods" by Romeyn Hough.
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.
Sofia Jen Ouyang, ’24CC, Reflects on the Library Passport Program
Columbia College student Sofia Jen Ouyang, ’24CC, shares “hidden gems” in the Libraries and the benefits of the newly-launched Library Passport program, which encourages students to explore library spaces and resources in a fun and self-paced way.
Columbia University Libraries Expands Access to Mobile Ebooks
The Palace Project app provides Columbia affiliates access to more than 250,000 ebooks from the Libraries’ collections in a single location, improving users’ reading experience and consolidating ebooks from various publishers into one, simplified interface.
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.
Three Exhibitions at Columbia Showcase Materials from Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
Three ongoing exhibitions on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus feature materials from Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, including prints from Art Properties that highlight the ideas of collaboration and community.
Hopes and Dreams of “Modern Africa”, 1960-1965: Selected Photographs from the Marc & Evelyne Bernheim Collection
Curated by African Studies Librarian Dr. Yuusuf Caruso, "Hopes and Dreams of 'Modern Africa,' 1960-1965," currently on view in Knox Hall, features images from a collection of historical photographs that documents daily life in Africa during the 1960s.
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.
Religious Communities in the Christian Tradition: A New Exhibit
An exhibit at the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary highlights four newly-acuired items, which date from 1418 to 1961, that explore what it has meant to be part of a Christian religious community over the course of centuries.
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.