New and Updated Collections | January/February 2019

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened or updated by RBML archivists. Now available Al Jaffee Papers Al Jaffee (born March 13, 1921) is a comic artist best known for creating MAD magazine’s iconic Fold-In feature. The collection contains extensive original artwork, including sketches, tracings, and proofs documenting Jaffee’s creative process. Publishing and commission […]

ICYMI: 2018 News from RBML

We’re proud to say that it’s been a big year for RBML with new staff additions, new collections opened, records updated for better access and fine-tuning operations to make the collections needed for your teaching and research available. Here are just a few of the highlights. New head of archives Kevin Schlottman and the RBML’s […]

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New and Updated Collections | November 2018

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened or updated by RBML archivists. Ian and Betty Ballantine Books and Business Records “Ian and Betty Ballantine were book publishers who contributed to the growth of paperback book sales in the United States between the 1940s and the 1990s. The Ian and Betty Ballantine Books and Business […]

Newly available and updated RBML finding aids, October 2018

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened by RBML archivists   Dennis Ryan Editorial Cartoon collection, 1873-2010 “Dennis B. Ryan began collecting cartoons in the early 1980s, ultimately focusing on cartons related to moments and topics of significance in American history, or on topics of personal interest.” This collection contains 2071 items, described and […]

Newly available RBML collections – September 2018

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened by RBML archivists. A large addition to the New York Clearinghouse records was processed, and the finding aid substantially improved: “New York Clearing House Association (now The Clearing House Association) was founded in 1853 as the first banking clearing house in the United States. The records include amicus briefs, […]

Newly opened (or refreshed) collections – August 2018

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened* by RBML archivists. * Some collections are not new, but have been re-processed and properly described. Consider them refreshed!   Aleksandr Kazem-Bek papers, 1898-2014 “The Aleksandr Kazem-Bek Papers consist of correspondence, family and personal documents, writings, lectures, notes, manuscripts, photographs, printed and research materials related to the […]

Newly available collections – July 2018

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened by RBML archivists. Scuola Grande Synagogue Records “Records of the Scuola Grande Synagogue (also known as the Norsa Synagogue or the Scuola del Torrazzo) and the Jewish community of Mantua, Italy, dating between 1707 and 1829.” https://findingaids.library.columbia.edu/ead//nnc-rb/ldpd_8507583 Marc Raeff Papers “Correspondence, research materials, and personal papers of […]

Newly Available Collections – June 2018

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened by RBML archivists. El Diario/La Prensa Photograph Morgue, 1970-2006 “El Diario/La Prensa is the largest and oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in New York City, and the oldest Spanish-language daily in the United States. The El Diario/La Prensa Photograph Morgue contains photographs and associated materials kept as reference, […]

Newly available collections at RBML – April 2018

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened by RBML archivists. Sarah Addington papers, 1921-1937 “Correspondence, manuscripts and printed stories by Addington. Sarah Addington was born in 1891. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana in 1912. She then studied at Columbia University. She married Howard Carl Reid in […]