Two Glimpses of Judy Garland at the RBML: Part I

This post is by Callum Blackmore, a GSAS student and intern in the RBML’s Graduate Student Internship in Primary Sources. Two recently processed collections at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library provide insights into the life and work of Judy Garland. But while one paints the star in a largely negative light, the other offers […]

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Installation Sights and Sounds

As the Columbia community prepares for the installation of President Minouche Shafik on Wednesday, October 4, we can look back to see and hear her predecessors’ ceremonies. The Columbia University Libraries’ Time-Based Media Initiative focused on converting to digital those at-risk, unique audio and moving image content on analog media. From the Columbia University historical […]

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Oral History | 👉 How do I fund my oral history project?💰

  Oral history students, practitioners, and interested parties often get in touch with the Oral History Archives at Columbia to ask, “Does Columbia fund oral history projects?” The short answer is that no, we no longer fund oral history projects designed and executed by parties external to Columbia University Libraries. In fact, after several large-scale […]

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Upcoming Event: Re-examining Relations between Hu Shih and T. V. Soong as Top Chinese Diplomats in the U.S. During WWII: New Discoveries from Koo, Soong and Hu Papers

Please Join the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library for a talk and discussion on Re-examining Relations between Hu Shih and T. V. Soong as Top Chinese Diplomats in the U.S. During WWII: New Discoveries from Koo, Soong and Hu Papers, on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 4-5PM, in Room 918, International […]

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Research at the RBML | Jeff Pooley on communication studies & Paul Lazarsfeld

Jeff Pooley, Professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College, has visited the RBML many times to delve into the extensive records of Paul Lazarsfeld. Here he discusses his research on how this ground-breaking sociologist has influenced the history of media and communication, in his project entitled, ““The Plasticity of Social Knowledge: Paul F. Lazarsfeld and […]

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