OHAC Event | Moving from Collecting to Interpreting and Analyzing Covid-19 Oral Histories

The Columbia University student COVID-19 oral history collection has been processed and now we await its appearance in the oral history section of the Digital Library Collection. Until they’re ready for use, the Oral History Archives at Columbia continues to sponsor the The Journal of the Plague Year: A Covid-19 Archive (JOTPY) workshop series. OHAC […]

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OHAC Event | Working with the COVID-19 Archive

The Columbia University student COVID-19 oral history collection has been processed and now we await its appearance in the oral history section of the Digital Library Collection. Until they’re ready for use, join us for a series of workshops run by Journal of the Plague Year: A Covid-19 Archive (JOTPY). OHAC is co-sponsoring the workshops […]

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Here’s what to expect at RBML this fall semester

In accordance with Columbia University COVID safety protocols, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) offers a number of services to help researchers this fall semester. First, here’s an overview from University Librarian Ann Thornton’s message updating the University community. There are also a number of online resources and guidance about limited use of in-person […]

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A 1966 oral history offers insights into roots of unemployment insurance

When Paul Brandeis Raushenbush contacted the Oral History Archives to access an oral history interview with his grandparents, Elizabeth Brandeis and Paul Raushenbush, he was already researching their role in what would become a national unemployment insurance policy, part of the Social Security Act of 1935. He couldn’t have foreseen the pandemic and that 17 […]

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Plague, Passover, and Perspectives on Social Distancing (Dr. Joshua Teplitsky)

This essay was written by Joshua Teplitsky (Stony Brook University) for the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies’ Spring 2020 Magazine.  The full magazine can be downloaded on the IIJS website. As the global pandemic gains momentum and the human toll rises, many religious communities around the world are striving to balance physical health with […]

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