Remembering “Our Mayor”: David N. Dinkins and Columbia University Libraries

David N. Dinkins, New York City’s first, and only, African American mayor died on November 23, at the age of 93. Dinkins, whose term as mayor lasted from 1990 to 1993, had been a member of the Columbia University community for more than a quarter of a century, serving since 1994 as professor at the […]

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Two Lehman Center for American History Events This Week

Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown University) on her book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. Franchise historicizes the origins of today’s pervasive racialized health disparities by examining the forces that brought McDonald’s into so many corners of Black life.  By taking a historical approach to the question of nutrition and food politics, Chatelain brings new insights into […]

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News from the RBML’s Archivists | September and October 2020

Here are updates from the RBML’s archives and collections management specialists. Newly linked CLIO records for oral histories With thanks to Library Information Technology colleagues, an additional 1,329 CLIO records for digitized oral histories now have direct links to digitized content in the Digital Library Collection. This is a tremendous boon to patrons, who use […]

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OHAC Event | Moving from Collecting to Interpreting and Analyzing Covid-19 Oral Histories

The Columbia University student COVID-19 oral history collection has been processed and now we await its appearance in the oral history section of the Digital Library Collection. Until they’re ready for use, the Oral History Archives at Columbia continues to sponsor the The Journal of the Plague Year: A Covid-19 Archive (JOTPY) workshop series. OHAC […]

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