News from RBML’s Archivists | February 2020

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New finding aids:
School of Social Work Records, 1898-circa 2000s, bulk circa 1930s-1980s
“Records of one of the oldest schools of social work in the United States, founded in 1898 as the New York School of Philanthropy and affiliated with the Charity Organization Society of New York City. The school merged with Columbia University in 1959, becoming the Columbia University School of Social Work. This collection includes the records of the office of the Dean, Development and Alumni Relations, and the Social Work Library, the bulk of which date from the 1930s through the 1980s.”

Richard Brick Papers, 1968-2014
“The Richard Brick collection consists of materials related to film productions created and collected by Richard Brick, dating from 1968 to 2014. The materials document the career of Richard Brick as a filming professor, producer, and the first commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB). The collection also includes materials related to films by Richard Brick’s wife, Geri Ashur. The bulk of the collection focuses on the motion picture films and production files of the films Richard Brick and Geri Ashur produced, as well as the administrative records that document Richard Brick’s contribution to the filming industry in New York.”

New York Bloomingdale Insane Asylum records, 1880-1910
“Eight large ledgers that record nearly 750 case studies of both female and male inmates, with their medical histories, background information, patient notes, and, in many instances, photographs.”

Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education records, 1890-2015 (UA#0211)
“This collection consists of the official records of the Columbia intercollegiate athletic teams as well as the administrative records, minutes, press releases, media guides, programs, photographs, and scrapbooks from the Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Department.”

Barnard-Columbia Affiliation Negotiation records, 1952-1982 (UA#0152)
“This collection consists of the negotiation records of the Columbia University-Barnard College Relations Committee and later the Barnard-Columbia Joint Trustee Committee from October 1977 to June 1982.

Latino Comics Collection, circa 1990s-2010s
“This collection contains comics illustrated, written, inked and published by Latinos in the US. It also includes associated ephemera that includes posters, animated DVDs, posters, pins, dolls and more.”

Lawrence E Walsh papers, 1919-2008
“An extensive collection of correspondence, reports, briefs, speeches, drafts, photographs, audio and visual tapes, and printed matter.  Walsh served on the federal bench, he was a prosecutor, corporate litigator, counsel to Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York, deputy attorney general under President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a negotiator at the Paris peace talks during the Vietnam War. Walsh is best remembered for his work as the special prosecutor who spent six years trying to bring Reagan administration officials to justice in the Iran-Contra affair.”

Significant additions, updated / enhanced finding aids:

Seth Low papers, 1870-1930
An old PDF was replaced with a fully digital finding aid.

Animal Advocates oral history collection
Digitized interviews are now linked in the finding aid.

Bob Fass Papers
Another 600+ recordings were linked in the Bob Fass finding aid, bringing the total of linked digitized items to nearly 2,400.

Lawrence K Grossman Papers (unprocessed)
This collection is unprocessed, but now has a finding aid.