Book History Colloquium: Catalogue as Map in the Library of Ferdinand Columbus

Thurs., November 13th at 6:00 PM in 523 Butler Library Seth Kimmel, Assistant Professor, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University Ferdinand Columbus (Christopher’s second son) was an avid bibliophile who amassed one of the largest libraries of the sixteenth century. The series of catalogues that he devised to navigate his collection have […]

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Now Online: Jack Agüeros Papers, 1914-2012

Agüeros pictured in 1967, far right, then the deputy director of the Puerto Rican Community Development Project–the nation’s first Puerto Rican anti-poverty organization (Image credit: Agüeros Family) The papers document the life of Jack Agüeros, a Puerto Rican-American poet, community activist, translator, playwright, educator and a former director of El Museo del Barrio.  The papers […]

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Now Online: Joseph McCrindle Papers, 1895-2003

Joseph McCrindle was a literary agent, art collector, and philanthropist. He founded the Transatlantic Review in 1959, and created the Henfield Foundation which awards grants to arts, music, and social justice organizations in 1977. The collection contains both personal and professional papers of Joseph McCrindle. The professional papers are centered on the records of his […]

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“Mr. Farley! This is War!”

Annalisa Pesek, RBML Intern (summer, 2011) Today’s climactic moment as an RBML intern arrives at that time in the day when your fingers are beginning to tingle from the constant re-foldering and you start to question whether or not the demise of your career as an archivist will be the result of your enduring curiosity.  […]

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