From Amsterdam Avenue to Broadway

From 1915 to 1922, Columbia football games were played on South Field right on the Morningside campus. A recently re-discovered photograph captures not only the old “stadium” with a game in progress (!), but even neighbors enjoying the game from the rooftops along 114th Street. Before John Jay Hall, Butler Library and Lerner Hall, you […]

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Bugs for the Month of May

As billions of Brood X cicadas get ready to emerge from the ground, we look back to the billions of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) that helped a former Columbia faculty member claim the 1933 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology. Thomas Hunt Morgan (faculty 1904-1928) and his team of researchers laid the foundations to modern […]

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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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