Two ancient papyrus fragments and their very modern reunion

Sheet of papyrus containing writing in Greek

For us at RBML, this has been a year of facilitating many virtual encounters with rare materials, from remote teaching and consultations to publication of digital and digitized materials on Columbia’s Digital Library Collections (DLC). And to that we may now add virtual reunions of rare materials! For nearly a century, RBML’s Papyrus Collection has […]

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Some Illumination for All

Columbia’s collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts is rich and resplendent, for all that much of it has sat quietly and largely unseen in the stacks throughout most of this tumultuous year. But while opportunities to leaf through these manuscripts in person may still feel distant, it just got much easier to see a few […]

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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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