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Researching Columbia's Portraits

“Just like modern, Photoshopped portrait photography, historic portraits show us an idealized version of the sitters, but they often convey specific deeper meanings and provide unique glimpses into the past.” - Mateusz Mayer, ‘22GSAS, co-curator of “Hoppner, Beechey, Fisher, Lavery: Researching Columbia’s Portraits” Read More »

Staff Profile: Polyxeni Georgiadi
"There is a process that begins the moment when a new book is delivered to the Libraries and ends with its place on the library shelf; careful, detailed cataloging is a crucial part of that process. We are the ones who maintain clarity and order in the library system." - Polyxeni Georgiadi, Bibliographic Assistant Read More »
Recreating a Lost Yiddish Database
Tackling a unique preservation challenge, Michelle Chesner and Janet Gertz look back on what it took to digitize the Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry, making accessible hundreds of interviews and addressing the challenges of an endangered linguistic and cultural legacy. Read More »