New Collection | Addicts Who Survived Oral History Project 

— by Keri Kelly, Oral History Archives at Columbia archives assistant. The Addicts Who Survived Oral History Collection offers a robust picture of how the trafficking and consumption of narcotics such as heroin, opium, and morphine impacted twentieth century New York City. The collection contains a myriad of perspectives, including those of narcotic addicts and […]

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News from the RBML’s Archivists and Collections Management Specialists | December 2020

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s Head Archivist, shares these updates about finding aids that our archivist and collections management specialists have stewarded over the past month and made available for RBML researchers – a season of bounty even in a global pandemics! Newly digitized oral history collections Gail Mary Killian and Stephen Desroches sound recordings, 1970-2003 “The […]

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Oral History | Closing out WHO’s 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Of 2020’s many unanticipated events, that the World Health Organization’s declared this year as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife is striking for it’s poignancy and importance. Nurses and healthcare workers are more than “essential.” The Oral History Archives at Columbia (OHAC) has a number of interviews related to nursing and midwifery: […]

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Oral History | Eisenhower Administration interviews available online

With over 35,000 pages of transcripts the Eisenhower Administration oral history project is one of the Oral History Archives at Columbia’s most researched oral history collections. Transcripts and, when available, audio are now accessible in the Columbia University Libraries’ Digital Library Collection. […]

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Remembering “Our Mayor”: David N. Dinkins and Columbia University Libraries

David N. Dinkins, New York City’s first, and only, African American mayor died on November 23, at the age of 93. Dinkins, whose term as mayor lasted from 1990 to 1993, had been a member of the Columbia University community for more than a quarter of a century, serving since 1994 as professor at the […]

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