Archival Documents Bring Light to Historical African American Legal Triumphs

A sheet of paper at Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library shows how a Black woman sought—and won—justice in 1791 America. This story originally appeared on Columbia News on September 16, 2021.  […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists and Collections Managers | July and August 2021

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares a selection of new and updated finding aids, as well as newly available collections. Newly Digitized Archival Collections If you missed the RBML blog post, note this wonderful story of how two papyri fragments at Columbia University Libraries (CUL) and the British Library were digitally reunited.  All credit to […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists | June 2021

  Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares a selection of new and updated finding aids, as well as newly available collections.   Newly Linked Audio-visual and Moving Image Collections Max Neuhaus papers, 1950s-2008 “Research materials relating to the creation and installation of sound sculptures by Max Neuhaus.” Newly Available Oral History Collections The Columbia University […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists | April 2021

  Insider cheers! Technical Services Archivist Patrick Lawler described and made accessible for the first time, according to Head Archivist Kevin Schlottman, “a truly massive set of 19th-century newspapers” from the Seymour B. Durst Collection of Historical Manuscripts, Documents & Newspapers, 1764-1990. Here’s further news of newly processed collections: Beatrice Saunders correspondence with Gordon Hamilton […]

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Event Tomorrow (3/18) 4pm – African American Response to HIV/AIDS

Join the Lehman Center for American History for a conversation with historian Dan Royles about his new book To Make the Wounded Whole: African American Responses to HIV/AIDS.  Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Time: 4 – 5:30pm Register for this Online Event Here […]

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