Talk | An aftertaste of dread: Cornel Woolrich in fiction and film

27 March 2019 | 7:30pm | Lenfest Arts Center This Rare Book & Manuscript Library event marks the opening of the The Dr. Saul and Dorothy Kit Film Noir Festival hosted by Columbia University’s School of the Arts. It will feature James Naremore, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus, Indiana University. The Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds the […]

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RBML is hiring a Curator of Literature

We’re pleased to announce an opening here in Columbia University Libraries’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library for a new Curator of Literature. The ideal candidate is an accomplished and creative professional with an MLIS or PhD in English, American Literature or related fields. Primarily, the Curator develops, manages and actively promotes the use of RBML literature collections through programmatic […]

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Book Talk | Susan Orlean on her book, The Library Book

November 29, 2018, 6 pm 523 Butler New Yorker Staff writer and author Susan Orlean will talk about her latest work, The Library Book, which is both an investigation of the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and a meditation on her lifelong love of books and libraries. The Rare Book & Manuscript Library acquired […]

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New and Updated Collections | November 2018

rows of archival boxes in a white room

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened or updated by RBML archivists. Ian and Betty Ballantine Books and Business Records “Ian and Betty Ballantine were book publishers who contributed to the growth of paperback book sales in the United States between the 1940s and the 1990s. The Ian and Betty Ballantine Books and Business […]

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Newly available RBML collections – September 2018

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened by RBML archivists. A large addition to the New York Clearinghouse records was processed, and the finding aid substantially improved: “New York Clearing House Association (now The Clearing House Association) was founded in 1853 as the first banking clearing house in the United States. The records include amicus briefs, […]

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