News from RBML’s Archivists and Collections Managers | October and September 2021

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares a selection of new and updated finding aids, as well as newly available collections.   Here are newly processed, newly digitized, and/or newly described RBML collections, including notable oral histories that are now fully available online.  Newly Digitized Oral History Collections Individual Interviews Individual Interviews are those that were […]

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On Outdated and Harmful Language in Library of Congress Subject Headings

  Note: We always welcome corrections and other feedback on our finding aids. Please contact us at rbml@library.columbia.edu if you notice anything in a finding aid, including a subject heading, that needs attention. A colleague recently asked an excellent question:  why do the subject headings in our finding aids frequently use outdated terminology? It seems […]

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In Service to the New Nation: The Life and Legacy of John Jay

As part of Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s celebration of the completion of the seven volume Selected Papers of John Jay publication project, the physical exhibition “In Service to the New Nation: The Life & Legacy of John Jay” sheds light on the different aspects of John Jay’s personal and public life. Drawing […]

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