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

The John Jay Papers Project, Columbia University Libraries, and Columbia University’s Office of the Provost are proud to present In Service to the New Nation: The Life & Legacy of John Jay, a two-day virtual conference (January 22-23, 2021) celebrating the near completion of the Project’s seven-volume series The Selected Papers of John Jay. Featuring a […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists | November 2019

Photo credit: Roman Craft Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections new from the RBML Here are some new and updated finding aids, reflecting work by archivists in archival processing, collections management, and university archives, as well as by our graduate student internship program. – KWS Updated links to following collections are now included in the finding […]

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

The John Jay Papers Project seeks paper proposals for a conference entitled “In Service to the New Nation: The Life and Legacy of John Jay,” to be held on September 24-25, 2020, at Columbia University. Dr. Joanne Freeman, Professor of American History at Yale University, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. The conference coincides […]

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What is this place? A short intro to RBML

That is the question we hear a lot at the beginning of the new academic year as students explore Butler Library and end up here, in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, aka “The Pink Palace.” The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is Columbia’s principal repository for primary source collections.  The range of collections […]

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