“Up against the wall”, a Curatorial Short by Lukas Moe (San Jose State University)

Last month, the library hosted poetry scholar Lukas Moe for its March edition of the Curatorial Short series. Drawing on the RBML’s 1968: COLUMBIA IN CRISIS exhibition, the talk considered archival work in literary studies as being written on the “wall” of institutions during moments of historic transformation and challenge. As it recedes further into […]

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“Unlocking Art Deco with Joseph Urban,” a Curatorial Short by Amy Dehan and Jennifer Lee

On February 7th, Amy Dehan, a curator at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Columbia’s Jennifer Lee presented on their work restoring a magnificent bedroom designed by eminent Art Deco architect and designer Joseph Urban. Born in Vienna, Urban began his career as a theatrical set designer, working on productions for the Vienna Royal Opera, Champs […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists and Collections Managers | March and April 2022

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares a selection of newly processed collections, updated finding aids, and materials reformatted to digital for use. This month we feature the fruits of the Mellon-funded Audio and Moving Images initiative, a three-year project that officially concluded at the end of March.  There will be more content featured in the […]

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News from RMBL’s Collections Managers and Archivists | December 2021 and January 2022

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares a selection of new and updated finding aids, as well as newly available collections. We have lots to share, including newly processed collections, recently digitized AV material, and some significant updated finding aids. At long last, the heavily used Random House records have an digital finding aid, replacing a […]

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An Update on RBML’s Spring 2020 Events

In light of public health concerns related to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone or cancel all RBML Spring events. Please check our Events Calendar for updates about rescheduling. We will post new dates in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to bringing […]

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