Book Event Today, 4pm — Abortion Law Since Roe v. Wade

Join the Lehman Center for American History and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library for an online talk by Mary Ziegler (Florida State University) on her new book, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present.  Event date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 Event time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm EST Register for this […]

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Linking Names in Our Archival Collections: Shared Authority Review (Interim update)

One of our collaborative work-from-home projects since the COVID pandemic started in March 2020 is our ongoing review of linked authority records in our archival collections. The shared authorities in our archival collections are managed in ArchivesSpace and are utilized across four of our distinctive collections including the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the […]

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Event | Online film screening of Spaceship Earth and filmmaker conversation

In this time of creating pods with family and friends, watching filmmaker Matt Wolf’s documentary Spaceship Earth [trailer] at the start during the early days of COVID lockdown was fascinating look at groups dynamics. Yes, there is science, but it was also…there was DRAMA. How did a groups of counterculture-oriented scientists decide to embark on […]

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RBML – 2020 in Review

2020 was a year like no other.  It started normally enough, but on March 16, 2020, Columbia University closed its physical facilities as part of the New York State-mandated PAUSE that sought to control the spread of COVID. For months, staff were permitted onsite only for essential security and maintenance checks.  As restrictions loosened over […]

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