Pulitzer Prize Centennial Exhibition


In honor of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML) presents “The Pulitzer Prizes: From Julia Ward Howe to Hamilton, A Selective Look at 100 Years of Excellence,” on display in the Kempner Gallery, RBML, Butler Library, 6th Floor, East from September 12 through December 23, 2016.

RBML is the repository of the successful Pulitzer Prize submissions, and material from a wide variety of prize categories are on display, beginning with the first winners in 1917 and running through 2016. These include Julia Ward Howe, the first award for biography, given to Laura Richards and Maude Howe Elliot; the first award for reporting, given to Herbert Bayard Swope of The New York World for his series of articles entitled “Inside the German Empire;” and the most recent award for drama, given to Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton: The Revolution in 2016.