Let us begin.

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML) has huge collections of books, manuscripts, and other materials. Our web page, http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/rbml/index.html, has information about the scope of the collection and the finding aids. (Our soon-to-be released new web page will describe it all more thoroughly — stay tuned.)

This blog is intended to highlight particular items — new acquisitions or finds in the stacks — as well as collections being cataloged and processed, and events and exhibits in the department. It should be fun for us and for you, and we’ll all learn something.
The picture above is an illustration by Joseph Champion from George Bickham’s Universal Penman of 1743.
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