Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Columbia University Libraries online catalogue is a primary tool for locating RBML materials.
This portal provides access to records of archival collections at Columbia University Libraries, including finding aids, collection descriptions and available digital content, such as online exhibits and images.
Use this portal to explore the collections of the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH) Archives at RBML.
Mirror of Humanity: Seeing Ourselves in Playing Cards
August 26, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Playing cards were once condemned as “the Devil’s picture book,” gaudy bits of pasteboard that encouraged sins such as time-wasting and gambling. Mirror of Humanity: Seeing Ourselves in Playing Cards instead approaches playing cards as mirrors which retain images of past perceptions of ourselves and others. Please join us on November 11 for a gallery tour of this exhibition, followed by a reception at Hex & Co., where we will announce the winner of a playing card design competition. RSVP here
Roar, Lion, Roar: A Celebration of Columbia Football
August 26, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Focusing on players, coaches, playing fields, and the games won and lost, this exhibition traces the arc of Columbia’s football program from its inception in 1870 to the present day. As one of the oldest college programs in the country, Columbia Football has a rich and fascinating history which the University Archives is delighted to share and celebrate through this display of historical materials from our collection. A panel discussion and opening reception for this exhibition will take place on October 17th. Please RSVP here.