Seth Low and The Gilded Age

The second season of Julian Fellow’s The Gilded Age on Max followed the lives of New Yorkers and Brooklynites in 1883. This season viewers learned about the fight to save the “colored schools” in New York, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, and even a visit to Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee Institute. Connected to all […]

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An A-to-Z of Oral History at Columbia | D is for the legendary Carol Doda

  An A-to-Z of Oral History at Columbia is a monthly posting featuring the people, events, and organizations in the Oral History Archive at Columbia’s collections, as well as behind-the-scenes info about oral history methodology.   Interview title: Oral history interview with Carol Doda, 1971 Collection title (and book by the same name): Good Times: […]

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Guest Post | Oral history and the history of American philanthropy

  The legacy collections in our oral history archive reflect the Oral History Research Office’s (OHRO) focus on “great men” in business history and philanthropy in its early years. From the Carnegie Corporation of New York to the Ford Motor Company to McGraw Hill publishers, interviewing the elite while also drawing on narrators throughout the […]

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