News from the RBML’s Archivists and Collections Management Specialists | December 2020

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s Head Archivist, shares these updates about finding aids that our archivist and collections management specialists have stewarded over the past month and made available for RBML researchers – a season of bounty even in a global pandemics! Newly digitized oral history collections Gail Mary Killian and Stephen Desroches sound recordings, 1970-2003 “The […]

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News from the RBML’s Archivists and Collections Management Specialists | November 2020

New Collections Geraldine De Courcy papers, 1958-1985 “This is a small collection of research work consisting of correspondence and copies of materials collected by Geraldine De Courcy for her published biography of Paganini and for her unpublished biography of Joachim. The papers also give details of the problems that followed her death, given that her […]

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In Service to the New Nation: The Life and Legacy of John Jay Conference

The John Jay Papers Project, Columbia University Libraries, and Columbia University’s Office of the Provost are proud to present In Service to the New Nation: The Life & Legacy of John Jay, a two-day virtual conference (January 22-23, 2021) celebrating the near completion of the Project’s seven-volume series The Selected Papers of John Jay. Featuring a […]

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TODAY (12/8), 6pm — Book Talk — Hubert Harrison, A Harlem Radical’s Struggle for Equality

  Hubert Harrison: A Harlem Radical’s Struggle for Equality Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6pm Register Here For This Event Join us to celebrate the publication of Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918–1927, the final volume of Dr. Jeffrey B. Perry’s magisterial study of the once-forgotten figure known as the Father of Harlem Radicalism. […]

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Remembering “Our Mayor”: David N. Dinkins and Columbia University Libraries

David N. Dinkins, New York City’s first, and only, African American mayor died on November 23, at the age of 93. Dinkins, whose term as mayor lasted from 1990 to 1993, had been a member of the Columbia University community for more than a quarter of a century, serving since 1994 as professor at the […]

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