What were the main ingredients in recipes from 1902-1904?

Among the recent additions to the University Archives is a fascinating recipe book put together by Clara Schauffler (1879-1972) from her time as a student in domestic science at Teachers College from September 1902 to June 1904. As a student pursuing the then-new two-year curriculum in domestic science, Schauffler took DS 10, Foods and DS […]

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Columbia and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

It’s been nearly 100 years since the infamous 1918 influenza epidemic swept the globe. As we’re in the middle of our own flu season you might be wondering how Columbia fared during that time. The answer: really well. While millions of people were dying around the world from this relentless scourge, the students at Columbia […]

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LGBTQ+ alumni oral histories from Columbia’s Center for Oral History Research

Jamie Beckenstein, Project Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Columbia Oral Histories, shared a few of the themes that emerged from interviewing Columbia alums for the Columbia LGBTQ Oral History Project:  We were correct to assume that Columbia’s location in Manhattan allowed narrators potential access to public queer worlds, but the ways that the narrators choose to access these […]

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