Radio Liberty oral history project newly available to the public

A popular oral history project, the Radio Liberty project, 1964 – 1966, was recently opened for public listening.* From the catalog record: In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Radio Liberty and the Institute for the Study of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics in Munich collected memoirs of participants in […]

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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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Workshops | OHMA Series on Anti-Oppression and Oral History

In this current moment of performative corporate, nonprofit and individual Black Lives Matters statements, what does it actually mean for Black, Indigenous and People of Color lives to actually matter? Beyond slogans, our oral history colleagues in the Oral History Master’s Program are going deep with a new summer series on Anti-Oppression and Oral History. […]

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Anti-Racist and Black Liberation Archives in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The extrajudicial murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which followed the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and coincided with a global pandemic that has taken disproportionate toll on African Americans, reveals that systemic racism is a life or death matter–for the millions of people who suffer its effects, and for a nation that purports […]

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