News from RBML’s Archivists | July 2020

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares these updates about finding aids that our archivist and collections management specialists converted from scanned PDF documents to more accessible digital use. The materials described offer a glimpse into the broad and deep collections that the RBML stewards. Also highlighted are examples of the other archival processing work, such […]

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Oral history resources for teachers…and parents now teaching at home

A round-up of resources made available to the public by educators using oral histories from the Oral History Archives at Columbia Collections. Voices of Virginia: An Auditory Primary Source Reader Curators Jessica Taylor, PhD with Emily Stewart “Voices of Virginia pulls together stories from oral history collections from across decades and archives to create an […]

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Thanks for entering our Playing with a Full Deck Design Contest!

As the Halloween ghouls and goblins and geese came out last night, the deadline for our design contest, Playing with a Full Deck, also came to a close. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter! Our panel of judges will get to work and choose a winner to be announced at a […]

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Researcher Profile | Dana Williams on Toni Morrison’s Editorship

Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing a new documentary about Nobel laureate and novelist, Toni Morrison. In the film, The Pieces I Am, her editor, literary scholars and friends discussed Morrison’s unwavering commitment to writing about African-American life as quintessentially¬†American life. Central to her writing life was not only […]

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