Dan Talbot, a New Yorker and His Love for Independent Films and World Cinema
The personal papers of Daniel Talbot, a notable figure in art-house cinema who operated several theaters on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, are now accessible to researchers through the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Research at the RBML | Tomoko Akami on the Institute of Pacific Relations Papers
Professor Tomoko Akami from the School of Culture, History, and Language at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific examines the archives of the Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) to explore how the IPR shaped the field of Asian studies.
Research at the RBML | Nadav Millman Investigates the Chris Claremont Papers
Illustrator Nadav Millman visits the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to delve into the personal papers of comic book author and Marvel contributor Chris Claremont, whose archive includes discarded story ideas, works in progress, and more.
An Overdue Book from the King’s College Library
Talk about past due! On September 6, 1950, a book was returned to the Libraries that was last checked out in 1772 from the library at King’s College (now Columbia University), one of the few volumes from the library to survive the Revolutionary War.
Research at the RBML | Hannah Klimas on Mirra Ginsburg’s Translations of Mikhail Bulgakov
Hannah Klimas, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leeds, visits the Rare Book & Manuscript Library to examine materials on Mirra Ginsburg and her translations of Russian-Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov.
Research at the RBML | Max Lewontin on CLR James and Darcus Howe
Max Lewontin, a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University, consulted the papers of activists CLR James and Darcus Howe for his dissertation on "Black Power as a transnational social and political movement in the 1960s and 1970s."
Research at the RBML | The Big Five and Supersizing Literature: Dan Sinykin on Publishing Conglomeration
The Libraries' impressive collection of materials related to publishing, held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, inform a new project on publishing conglomeration from Emory University professor Dan Sinykin.
2023 Symposium: Positioning Prokofiev in the 21st Century and Beyond
Archivists in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library announce the 2023 symposium, "Positioning Prokofiev in the 21st Century and Beyond," featuring a keynote address by composer Gabriel Prokofiev, to highlight the Serge Prokofiev Archive.
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.