New Acquisition: IBM/ROLM Phone Commemorative Jacket

The University Archives gets plenty of offers of historical materials – some that we want and some that we are not so interested in obtaining. And sometimes, there is something totally unique that we are incredibly excited to add to our collections.  This was the case when we received an email this past summer from […]

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When Diego and Frida Came to Columbia

In the spring of 1933, Diego Rivera was working on a mural commissioned by the Rockefellers for their new RCA Building (now known as Rockefeller Center). Donald Henderson CC 1925, MA 1926, was a politically active economics instructor at Columbia. In one week in May 1933 both found themselves targeted for their political beliefs.  […]

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Louis Taxin and the Furnald Grocery

In the green patch of grass in front of Furnald Hall, there is a small plaque in honor of Louis Taxin CC 1928. The monument celebrates Taxin’s wisdom and kindness – “an outstanding inspiration to all” – and it was commissioned by the students of Furnald Grocery. From 1976 to 1989, the Furnald Grocery was […]

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Now Available | Cox Commission Records

At the University Archives, we are always interested in materials related to student protests and activism, which are an integral part of campus life. We recently processed a small collection of administrative records that offer insights into the wider perception of the student strike on campus in 1968 and the factual investigation led by the […]

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