Linking Names in Our Archival Collections: Shared Authority Review (Interim update)

One of our collaborative work-from-home projects since the COVID pandemic started in March 2020 is our ongoing review of linked authority records in our archival collections. The shared authorities in our archival collections are managed in ArchivesSpace and are utilized across four of our distinctive collections including the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the […]

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THIS THURSDAY, 2:00-3:15 PM – Lehman Center Book Talk on The Hispanic Republican

Join the Lehman Center for American History for a talk by Geraldo Cadava (Northwestern University) on the author’s new book, The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump. Thursday, October 8th, 2:00-3:15 PM — CLICK HERE TO REGISTER — […]

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THIS THURSDAY, 4pm — Andrea Ritchie, “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color”

Join Us on Thursday (Sept. 24), from 4-5:30pm, for a conversation with Andrea Ritchie, attorney, author, activist, and Researcher-in-Residence at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, about her book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. Registration for this online event is free and open to the public. […]

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New Date For The Conference “In Service To The New Nation: The Life And Legacy Of John Jay”

The John Jay Papers and Columbia University Library announce the postponement of the conference “In Service to the New Nation: The Life and Legacy of John Jay.” The conference will now be held January 22-23, 2021. Due to the public health risks associated with large gatherings, the conference organizers have opted to hold the event […]

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Eleanor Roosevelt Speaks for Herself: Identifying 1,257 Married Women by their Full Names

It sounds like the setup for a magic trick:  how can an archivist and a public services assistant, both working from home without access to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, identify 1,257 (!) women previously referred to in our finding aids by their husbands’ names?  Yet it involved no sleight of hand.  We used […]

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