Newly available | Biographical oral history interviews online

Over the course of its seventy-year history, oral history has gone through a few iterations — the Oral History Research Office, the Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia Center for Oral History Research, and, today, the Oral History Archives at Columbia. In each of its incarnations, in addition to conducting interviews for collections, oral historians […]

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President’s House Books for Welcomed Guests

We recently processed a small collection of guest books from the President’s House during Nicholas Murray Butler’s administration. These books show the range of events and dinner guests that the University President hosted over 30 years. But the books only record those invited guests and not the students, in particular student protesters, who received a […]

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A Digital Treasure Trove!

A year ago, as we began working remotely with no access to our physical materials, we found ourselves relying very heavily on previously digitized publications and images to help answer reference requests. One of the best tools we found was Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) from HathiTrust. This temporary service (still in effect as of […]

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