Trending Collections | Summer 2019

These are the top ten RBML collection finding aids accessed from July 2019 through September 2019 Carnegie Corporation of New York records, circa 1872-2015 (see: Carnegie Corporation Digital Archives) Historical Photograph collection, 1858- Meyer Schapiro collection, 1919-2006 Central Files, 1890-1984 Bob Fass Recordings and Papers, 1960-2011 1963-1991 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace New York and […]

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New from RBML’s Archivists | September 2019

Newly Processed Collections Patti LuPone papers A collection of scrapbooks, scripts, sheet music, and photographs chronicling the career of the Tony award winning actress and singer Patti LuPone. #Loveinaction OH Collection “The interviews of the #LoveInAction oral history collection were taken to document narrators’ experiences in the Student Interracial Ministry and SIM’s impact on their […]

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What is this place? A short intro to RBML

That is the question we hear a lot at the beginning of the new academic year as students explore Butler Library and end up here, in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, aka “The Pink Palace.” The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is Columbia’s principal repository for primary source collections.  The range of collections […]

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New from RBML’s Archivists | August 2019

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened or updated by RBML’s Archivists. New finding aids Yehudah Joffe papers, 1893-1966, bulk 1920-1945 “The collection consists of Joffe’s correspondence, manuscripts/notes, and newspaper clippings. Joffe’s correspondence in Yiddish in English is both personal and professional, covering communication with institutions he was working at or hoping to work […]

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