Columbia University Libraries (CUL) remain closed until further notice to aid in the containment of COVID-19, RBML’s archivists won’t be physically processing materials. Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann has these updates about our collections from archivists hard at work in their offsite locations. Please be safe and take advantage of this time to engage with materials […]
Category: Printing History and Book Arts
News from RBML’s Archivists | March 2020
Columbia University Libraries (CUL) are closed until further notice to aid in the containment of COVID-19, RBML’s archivists won’t be physically processing materials. We do, however, have these updates about our collections. Please be safe and take advantage of this time to engage with materials you may have collected on previous visits to the RBML. […]
RBML’s Spring 2020 Exhibition! “The Year of Water: Selections from Columbia’s Book Arts Collection”
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is exhibiting artists books relating to Columbia University’s Year of Water, Items range from New York City Rainfall 1987 by Sandy Gellis, a portfolio of prints which document a year’s rainfall, to this year’s My Mighty Journey, which traces 12,000 years of a waterfall’s existence, with illustrations created with natural materials […]
Come in and look more closely!
The premise of the current exhibition “Mirror of Humanity: Seeing Ourselves in Playing Cards” is that the imagery used on playing cards tells us a lot about how we have viewed ourselves in the past. As an example, consider the deck The Forbidden City: Pekin & Chinese Views (Los Angeles, CA: Grimes-Stassforth Stationery Co., 1901). […]
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 […]