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Now available | Photo album collections ready for researchers

The University Archives is working hard to bring more and more of its collections out of hiding and make them available to researchers. As part of that effort we recently published finding aids for three Columbia photograph album collections: two featuring scenes of the Morningside campus from the 1930s and 1940s and one from President Nicholas Murray Butler.

The Walter L. Bogert Photograph album, 1932-1943, captures views of Columbia campus and of Morningside Heights taken by alumnus W.L. Bogert (AB 1888, AM 1889, LLB 1934). He lived at 25 Claremont Avenue and produced a photographic record of his alma mater and neighborhood. Some of his campus building photographs were included in the 1940 Columbia University calendar. This album serves as a comprehensive source for campus views of this period and includes scenes of Student Army Training Corps (SATC) reviews.

Butler Library, 1939

Butler Library, 1939

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Conference | New Perspectives on 1968: 50 Years After “The Revolution”

April 27-28, Weekend Conference, Faculty House

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From Morningside Heights to Mexico City, Czechoslovakia to China, Paris to Tokyo, the yearlong crises of 1968 linked world communities in a unique and epochal series of dramatic confrontations. The repercussions are still being felt.

A two-day interdisciplinary conference will discuss critical new conversations on the legacy and continued relevance of the global upheavals of 1968. The conference will feature scholars, activists, and current students, focusing on a series of major questions related to the events of 1968, including the Media, Black Freedom Struggles, Historical Memory and Archives, and New Media and Social Movements.

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University Protest and Activism Collection, 1958-1999 [Bulk Dates: 1968-1972]
Collection number: UA#007

Co-sponsored by the Lehman Center for American History, and the Columbia University History Department. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required; please search for event title or “RBML” on the Columbia University Events page.