News from RBML’s Archivists | June 2021

  Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares a selection of new and updated finding aids, as well as newly available collections.   Newly Linked Audio-visual and Moving Image Collections Max Neuhaus papers, 1950s-2008 “Research materials relating to the creation and installation of sound sculptures by Max Neuhaus.” Newly Available Oral History Collections The Columbia University […]

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Art and nature-related oral histories in NYC

  As spring makes its debut and Manhattan’s cultural institutions continue creating limited capacity, COVID-safe opportunities for enrichment (other than Netflix), a new exhibition has links to one of our oral history collections. Columbia affiliates can access the New York Botanical Gardens’ oral history interviews online before or after visiting the exhibition, Kusama: Cosmic Nature. […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists | April 2021

  Insider cheers! Technical Services Archivist Patrick Lawler described and made accessible for the first time, according to Head Archivist Kevin Schlottman, “a truly massive set of 19th-century newspapers” from the Seymour B. Durst Collection of Historical Manuscripts, Documents & Newspapers, 1764-1990. Here’s further news of newly processed collections: Beatrice Saunders correspondence with Gordon Hamilton […]

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Now Available | Columbia Students’ COVID-19 Oral History Interviews

The Columbia University student COVID-19 oral history collection is comprised of eighteen interviews conducted by students of Professor Ana Paulina Lee’s course Contemporary Civilization II. Students took the interviews in April and May of 2020, shortly after the pandemic hit New York City, and Columbia University’s courses converted from in-person to online. As such, they […]

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Collection highlight | Vartan Gregorian (1934-2021) and the Carnegie Corporation Digital Archive

  Noting the passing of Vartan Gregorian — philanthropist, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and former New York Public Library President — this 2000 interview with NPR’s Scott Simon is but one of many highlights from the Carnegie Corporation Digital Archive.   Hear more from the oral history interview with Gregorian. […]

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