Online Resource: American Jewish Joint Distribution Council Archives

The JDC Archives holds the institutional records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee since its founding in 1914. Given the nature of JDC’s work and the role it has played over more than a century of activity, these collections are among the most significant in the world for the study of modern Jewish history […]

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New Database Trial: Early Arabic Printed Books From the British Library

Library has arranged trial access to Early Arabic Printed Books From the British Library. The trial runs through March 14, 2016 : http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/columbiau?db=EAPB&id=columbiau From publisher’s description: “Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library represents the digitization of one of the world’s most important Arabic collections, based on A.G. Ellis’ catalog from 1894. The full […]

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Checklist of East Slavic Modernist Titles Available

The 197-page Checklist of Russian, Ukrainian & Belarusian Avant-Garde & Modernist Books, Serials & Works on Paper at The New York Public Library & Columbia University Libraries compiled by Robert H. Davis Jr. and Megan Duncan-Smith, Harvard University (with an Introduction by Steven Mansbach, University of Maryland) is now available for viewing or download via […]

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Slavic & East European Collections Add Rare Titles

A number of significant, rare, and in some cases unique antiquarian works from Eastern Europe were purchased for Columbia’s libraries over the past twelve months.  Through the efforts of colleagues in Global Studies, Rare Books & Manuscripts, and the Avery Classics Library, and with additional financial support from the Libraries’ Primary Resources Fund, distinctive collections […]

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New Resource: Christian-Muslim Relations II

Library added the database Christian-Muslim Relations II to the list of electronic resources available to Columbia community. Christian-Muslim Relations : Bibliographical History Online is a general online history of relations between the two faiths as this is represented in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. The recently acquired […]

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#HumanRightsDay2015

December 10th is recognized as International Human Rights Day, commemorating the day in 1948 when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations.  This summer I visited the Franklin Delano Roosevelt home and Presidential Library in Hyde Park, NY for the first time.  A highlight of the visit was an exhibit […]

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Trial Access to British Online Archives–African Blue Books, 1821-1953

British Online Archives: African Blue Books, 1821-1953 http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio11610507 Beginning October 21, 2015, researchers at Columbia University Libraries can take advantage of a month-long, trial access to an important source for the economic and political history of the colonial era in the former British colonial territories of Africa: “The Blue Book was a key item of […]

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Cambridge Archive Editions Online – Trial available

Cambridge Archive Editions Online http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio11594842 Cambridge Archive Editions Online offers collections of key British archival documents from the 18th – 20th centuries. It makes available hundreds of thousands of digitized pages of historically authentic facsimile documents, as well as numerous maps, on the national heritage and political development of many countries. The material is rich […]

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August 30 – International Day of the Disappeared

August 30th is recognized as a day to raise awareness of the crime of enforced disappearance and to remember those who have disappeared in the context of conflict and other violations of human rights.  Resources in our Libraries’ collections document and enable the study of enforced disappearances, and how human rights organizations and individuals have […]

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