OHAC Event | Working with the COVID-19 Archive

The Columbia University student COVID-19 oral history collection has been processed and now we await its appearance in the oral history section of the Digital Library Collection. Until they’re ready for use, join us for a series of workshops run by Journal of the Plague Year: A Covid-19 Archive (JOTPY). OHAC is co-sponsoring the workshops […]

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New from RBML’s Archivists | August 2020

Here are updates from the RBML’s archives and collections management specialists. Newly Linked AMI Material Eda Rothstein Rapoport Papers, circa 1915-1968 Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson papers, 1930-1986 Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry, 1949-1997 audio Fred Friendly papers, 1917-2004, bulk 1950-1990 Newly Available Oral History Content United Nations Intellectual History project, 1999-2006:¬†This collection documents […]

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Brodsky Prize in Oral History chooses anti-gun violence project as winner

The Oral History Master’s (OHMA) Program recently announced Holly Werner-Thomas’ THE 40% PROJECT: An Oral History of Gun Violence in America & The Survivors: A Documentary Play. An excerpt from the announcement: In this capstone, Holly Werner-Thomas demonstrates the potential of combining art, oral history, and activism to contribute to the critical public political discussions […]

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New from RBML’s Archivists | July 2020

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares these updates about finding aids that our archivist and collections management specialists converted from scanned PDF documents to more accessible digital use. The materials described offer a glimpse into the broad and deep collections that the RBML stewards. Also highlighted are examples of the other archival processing work, such […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists | May and June 2020

Columbia University Libraries (CUL) remain closed until further notice to aid in the containment of COVID-19. While unable to physically process materials, RBML’s archivists are working on offsite locations to update finding aids and create greater accessibility for our collections. Here, Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares these updates. Please be safe, wear your mask and […]

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