Oral History | OHMA’s spring workshop series announced

Our colleagues in the Oral History Master’s Program (OHMA) have an exciting  line-up of talks and workshops for spring semester. February 6, 2020, 6:10 – 7:30 PM Art, Oral History, and New Approaches to Telling the “Story” of Institutionalization in Pennsylvania Nicki Pombier Berger, Lisa Sonneborn February 13, 2020, 6:10 – 7:30 PM The Stories […]

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In tribute | First African-American psychoanalyst, Margaret Lawrence dies at 105

The New York Times reports that Columbia alum Dr. Margaret Lawrence died on 4 December 2019. Though not defined by the discrimination she faced, the obituary notes that despite being a Cornell pre-med graduate, she was denied entrance to the Cornell’s medical school. Dr. Lawrence, “absorbed the shock, then applied to Columbia University’s College of […]

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Oral History and Storytelling Workshops from OHMA

The Oral History Master’s Program at Columbia has released their fall line-up of workshops. This year’s theme, Oral History and Storytelling, considers storytelling as an underused tool in academic oral history practice. Visit OHMA’s website for workshop details and featured speakers. September 12, 2019 Europe according to Auschwitz: Experiments from the Laboratory of Reportage September […]

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Remembering the Chicago Defender’s Influence

Noted African-American newspaper, the Chicago Defender, announced earlier this summer that it will cease print production. The weekly paper, founded in 1905, played a crucial role in providing news for scores of migrating African-Americans. With the rise of industrialization, job creation and seeking greater opportunities than in the South, migrants relocated to the North, especially […]

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Lo and behold: a new finding aid for the Wellington Koo Papers

Processing collections and creating finding aids according to updated archival standards gives RBML archivists the opportunity to discover anew our collections. In this post, Processing Archivist Yingwen Huang reflects on creating a new finding aid for the heavily used Wellington Koo Papers. Wellington Koo, a graduate of Columbia and a prominent statesman and diplomat from […]

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