Talk | Iliazd as transnational artist

7 March 2019 | 4pm | Room 523 Butler Library We’re marking the opening of the exhibition “Ilia Zdanevich: The Tbilisi Years” with a symposium considering Zdanevich as a transnational artist. In her keynote lecture, “Zdanevich in Paris, 1923: Zaum, Ledentu, and the Eclipse of the Early Avant-Garde,” Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, […]

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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! Oral history testimony about conflicts in Chechnya and Nagorno-Karabakh are available

Thomas de Waal’s interview project started as most good oral history and archival projects do: with the unearthing of an object that triggers memories and curiosity. This time it was a box of dusty cassettes. Mr. de Waal spoke with some sixty participants and policymakers during the struggle between former Soviet Republics Armenia and Azerbaijan […]

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Rare Book & Manuscript Library Acquires Archive of Russian Émigré Poet Lev Loseff

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ (CUL/IS) Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the papers of Lev Loseff (1937-2009), noted Russian émigré poet, literary critic, professor of Russian Literature at Dartmouth College, and a lifelong friend and authoritative biographer of Nobel Prize Laureate Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996).   Brodsky & Loseff. […]

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