RBML is hiring a Curator of Literature

We’re pleased to announce an opening here in Columbia University Libraries’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library for a new Curator of Literature. The ideal candidate is an accomplished and creative professional with an MLIS or PhD in English, American Literature or related fields. Primarily, the Curator develops, manages and actively promotes the use of RBML literature collections through programmatic […]

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New and Updated Collections | November 2018

rows of archival boxes in a white room

Head Archivist Kevin Schlottmann shares collections newly opened or updated by RBML archivists. Ian and Betty Ballantine Books and Business Records “Ian and Betty Ballantine were book publishers who contributed to the growth of paperback book sales in the United States between the 1940s and the 1990s. The Ian and Betty Ballantine Books and Business […]

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New exhibition | Persian Bookbinding

Following the introduction of lacquer-painting in the 15th century, bookbindings became a rejuvenated site for creative expression in Iran. ‘In the School of Wisdom’ presents over thirty examples, representing the diversity of the art as it developed from the late Safavid to Qajar eras and contextualizing it within a changing landscape of libraries and book […]

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