Collection Highlight | Meddlesome Practices: Carnegie Corporation of New York Oral History Collection

  by Karen Wang, Columbia University Libraries Intern What does philanthropy have to do with business? Andrew Carnegie, magnate of the U.S. steel industry, built his empire from humble beginnings with business acumen and insider trading (commonplace and legal at the time). Carnegie is also known for his philanthropy and his philosophy “The Gospel of […]

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Collection Highlight | Meddlesome Practices in the Federated Department Stores Project

  by Kae Bara Kratcha, Entrepreneurship and Social Science Librarian The catalog summary of the Federated Department Stores Project begins, “This project comprises a series of interviews with those who built the largest department store organization in the United States, Federated Department Stores.” Scholars interested in the history of retail business, business organizational structure, consumer […]

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Collection Highlight | Meddlesome Practices in the Continental Group Project

  by Kimberly Springer, Curator for Oral History Spanning seventy years of the Continental Can Company, oral histories with 226 employees illustrate the type of research and practice the Oral History Research Office (OHRO) conducted for many of its own formative years. Major companies would contract with the OHRO to conduct interviews about its history […]

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Researcher Profile | Rebecca Prime searches for animator Faith Hubley in a Black Power film

We see you every day, handing you a locker key as you check-in at our front desk, and receiving it back toward the end of the day. Most often you’re reading over a particular archive, getting to understand a portion of one of our archives even more so than RBML’s staff. We await the longer […]

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