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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The Grateful Dead were here at Columbia

In May ’68, responding to a request from student protest organizers, fusion rock band The Grateful Dead played a free concert on Low Plaza. Band member Mickey Hart writes: Always up for an adventure, we of course, went right along. Since the police and guards were closing off access to the majority of the campus – […]

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Celebrating Composers: Jack Beeson’s “Lizzie Borden”

November 6, 2013 (Wednesday) Butler Library, Room, 523, at 6:00 p.m. ————————————————— The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is Columbia’s principal repository for primary source collections.  The range of collections in RBML span more than 4,000 years and comprise rare printed works, cylinder seals, cuneiform tablets, papyri, and Coptic ostraca; medieval and renaissance manuscripts; […]

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Ulysses Kay Project Pre-Concert Talk with Prof. George Lewis & Others, Oct. 21 @ 5:00 PM

Event Date:                 Mon, 10/21/2013 – 5:00pm Event Location:        Room 754 of Schermerhorn Extension   Event Sponsors:       Department of Music, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Office of Government and Community Affairs Admission Charge:  Free and Open to the Public   ULYSSES KAY PROJECT@ Columbia University Presents: A […]

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