New Collection | Morningside resident’s papers document her fight against CU’s 1960s gentrification

On October 7, 2018 Marie Runyon passed away at 103.¬†Rachel Klepper, a summer intern with RBML’s archives, shares what she’s found through processing the Marie Runyon collection. In the early 1960s, Marie Runyon received notice that she and her young daughter would have to leave their Morningside Drive apartment building just a few years after […]

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Amelia Earhart’s Adventurous Side

Carrie E. Hintz Archivist Alright, so the images here are a bit fuzzy– but what they show is a young Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) perched on top of the domed roof of Columbia’s Low Library. Earhart attended Columbia University’s School of General Studies from 1919-1920 (and again, briefly, in the spring of 1925) intending to go […]

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