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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Newly available | Biographical oral history interviews online

Over the course of its seventy-year history, oral history has gone through a few iterations — the Oral History Research Office, the Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia Center for Oral History Research, and, today, the Oral History Archives at Columbia. In each of its incarnations, in addition to conducting interviews for collections, oral historians […]

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Event | LISTEN HERE: a virtual & interactive oral history encounter

  Oral history is largely associated with telling stories. The Spring ’21 Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) student exhibition is approaching the craft of oral history through these two questions: How do we know that we are listening? How do our narrators know they are being heard?   Across more than a dozen live […]

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