Remembering how we remember: Columbia’s 9/11 Oral History Project Allows Us to ‘Think About It Differently’

Columbia News spoke with Mary Marshall Clark, director of the Center for Oral History Research, about the process of oral history under conditions of trauma and documenting 9/11. Previous blog entries Remembering 9/11 through oral histories Oral history resources for teachers…and parents now teaching at home […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists and Collections Managers | July and August 2021

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares a selection of new and updated finding aids, as well as newly available collections. Newly Digitized Archival Collections If you missed the RBML blog post, note this wonderful story of how two papyri fragments at Columbia University Libraries (CUL) and the British Library were digitally reunited.  All credit to […]

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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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