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.
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."
The COVID Information Commons & Columbia University Libraries
The Libraries and partner organizations work to make resources associated with the COVID Information Commons (CIC) accessible to the broader public to ensure that "all members of society have equal access to crucial information about pandemic prevention and preparedness measures."
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.
Everyone Uses Research Data | Exceptional Scholarship with Research Data, Part 1
The Libraries' Research Data Services team collaborates with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to design a course on research data management, which includes a series of publicly-available animated videos.
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.