On Display @ Kunming City Museum: Barney Rosset, Publisher-Hero as Combat Photographer in China

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ (CUL/IS) Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the opening of Barney Rosset, Publisher-hero as Combat Photographer in China, an exhibition at Kunming City Museum, in Kunming City, Yunnan, China, which features a collection of RBML’s photographs of China from World War II by Grove Street Press publisher […]

Read More…

Rare Book & Manuscript Library Acquires Granary Books Archive

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of Granary Books, one of the country’s most significant artist book publishers operating today. Founded in 1981 as a distributor, Granary Books began publishing under the direction of Steve Clay in 1985. Granary Books’ mission is […]

Read More…

Selling Russia’s Treasures

  November 12, 2013 (Tuesday) Butler Library, Room 203 at 6:00 PM Please join us for a presentation on the Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art, 1917-1938 – an authoritative illustrated account of the unprecedented sale of Russia’s cultural treasures by the Soviet government. Speakers will include Nicolas Iljine, Natalia Semenova, Elena Solomakha, Robert H. Davis, […]

Read More…

Tues., Oct. 22nd, a Celebration Concert: “The Ulysses Kay Project” @ Columbia

      On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 6:00 pm Columbia University Columbia University Office of the Chaplain’s Concert Series will feature the Harlem Chamber Players at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University 117th Street and Amsterdam (See, map @ no. 12).  This concert is part of what the Harlem Chamber Players have titled […]

Read More…

Loaded Dice

Currently on view in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library is a small but fascinating exhibition of dice, from the Smith Collection of Mathematical  Instruments. They date from the Roman era to the early 20th century. David Eugene Smith (1860-1944) was a professor of mathematics at Teachers College, Columbia University. He used these dice in […]

Read More…