Oral history resources for teachers…and parents now teaching at home

A round-up of resources made available to the public by educators using oral histories from the Oral History Archives at Columbia Collections. Voices of Virginia: An Auditory Primary Source Reader Curators Jessica Taylor, PhD with Emily Stewart “Voices of Virginia pulls together stories from oral history collections from across decades and archives to create an […]

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A 1966 oral history offers insights into roots of unemployment insurance

When Paul Brandeis Raushenbush contacted the Oral History Archives to access an oral history interview with his grandparents, Elizabeth Brandeis and Paul Raushenbush, he was already researching their role in what would become a national unemployment insurance policy, part of the Social Security Act of 1935. He couldn’t have foreseen the pandemic and that 17 […]

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GATHER: A Virtual & Interactive Oral History Exhibit

For the first time in the Oral History Master’s Program at Columbia’s twelve year history, students will present a fully digital curation of  their fieldwork. GATHER is an immersive, interactive oral history exhibit designed to explore, challenge, ignite, and connect. On May 1 from 5:00-8:00pm EST, OHMA will host a digital-launch event during which you’ll […]

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Oral histories newly available online

The Oral History Archives at Columbia (OHAC) continues to work with our digital partners in the Libraries to bring newly reformatted collections online to the Digital Library Collections. Here are some newly available collections. Austrian Project Independence National Historical Park Project World Bank Project Social Security Project The New York Bar Project US Diplomats Project […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists | April 2020

Columbia University Libraries (CUL) remain closed until further notice to aid in the containment of COVID-19, RBML’s archivists won’t be physically processing materials. Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann has these updates about our collections from archivists hard at work in their offsite locations. Please be safe and take advantage of this time to engage with materials […]

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