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.
Columbia University and Slavery Project Launches Historical Campus Markers
An outcome of the Columbia University and Slavery seminar, co-taught by the Libraries' Curator for American History Thai Jones, the Historical Markers project is an "educational, public-oriented display" based on student research from the course.
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.
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.
Interview with Archivist Katia Davydenko about the Ukraine Exhibit at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Archivist Katia Davydenko mounts an exhibit in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library to contextualize the ongoing war in her native Ukraine and educate the Columbia community about the history surrounding the crisis.
‘He Never Stopped Ripping Things Up’: Inside Trump’s Relentless Document Destruction Habits
The Washington Post consults Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library Courtney Chartier to discuss President Donald Trump's frequent destruction of articles, briefings, schedules, and other documents.
Courtney Chartier is the New Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Courtney Chartier, announced as the new director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library in July 2021, holds a background as an archivist, which enables her to see the full scope of the stewardship of rare collections.
Remembering How We Remember: Columbia’s 9/11 Oral History Project Allows Us to "Think About It Differently"
Mary Marshall Clark, Director of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research, discusses the Center's September 11, 2001 Oral History Project and the process of oral history under conditions of trauma.
Voices for Change: Thai Jones, Herbert H. Lehman Curator for American History, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Columbia News highlights curator Thai Jones and his work in the archives and the classroom in Voices for Change, a series designed to spark conversation about how to create a truly inclusive, antiracist community at Columbia.
Identifying 1,257 Married Women by their Full Names in Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library Finding Aids
Library Journal details efforts by archivists in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to identify more than 1,200 married women by their full names, rather than their husbands' names, in the library's finding aids.