New from RBML’s Archivists | August 2020

Here are updates from the RBML’s archives and collections management specialists. Newly Linked AMI Material Eda Rothstein Rapoport Papers, circa 1915-1968 Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson papers, 1930-1986 Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry, 1949-1997 audio Fred Friendly papers, 1917-2004, bulk 1950-1990 Newly Available Oral History Content United Nations Intellectual History project, 1999-2006: This collection documents […]

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Expanded Parking and Commuting to Campus: Then and Now

Interim Provost Ira Katznelson announced on August 18 that Columbia will provide commuter shuttles for faculty and staff for the Fall term 2020. However, this is not the first time Columbia has offered expanded services to commuters such as buses, vans and expanded parking for carpoolers, just different circumstances. […]

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Going to Columbia While Living At Home

President Bollinger stated in his fall term update that while the surges of the pandemic continue, we “must drastically scale back the number of students we can accommodate in residence on campus.” Columbia has not always been a residential college and, in fact, one of Bollinger’s predecessors believed strongly in students staying at home. […]

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New 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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