Butler Library, the largest of Columbia's libraries, houses collections in the humanities, history, government documents, social sciences, literature, philosophy, and religion. The building also houses numerous service points and special collections, including the Library Information Office, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Research & Teaching Support Services.
Columbia University Press | Why Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Vital and Valuable to the U.S. Higher Education System
Scholars James V. Koch and Omari H. Swinton, who authored "Vital and Valuable: The Relevance HBCUs for American Life and Education" from Columbia University Press, comment on the importance of historically Black colleges and universities to the U.S. higher education system.
The broad range of collections and services in Butler Library are supported by over 200 dedicated experts, subject specialists, and other staff members in addition to the librarians listed below.
Pamela M. Graham
Director, Humanities & Global Studies; Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research
- Global Studies
- Humanities & History