Anti-Racist and Black Liberation Archives in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The extrajudicial murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which followed the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and coincided with a global pandemic that has taken disproportionate toll on African Americans, reveals that systemic racism is a life or death matter–for the millions of people who suffer its effects, and for a nation that purports […]

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Too soon? Archives humor in a time of pandemic

"the archive is closed until further notice"– technically true– a bit boring– everyone is saying it "we have sealed the vault until the plague passes"– heroic– sounds like you have a treasure hoard in the strongroom– nobody can check as the archive is closed — UoY Borthwick (@UoYBorthwick) April 1, 2020 RBML Resources Online Archival […]

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Important news regarding RBML and Butler Library access

Beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020 and until further notice, Columbia University Libraries will remain open only for valid Columbia ID card holders. No visitors, including researchers with previously scheduled appointments, will be permitted to enter any library location. For questions about visitor status, please contact the Library Information Office. Hours of Operation Hours of operation for […]

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