Art and nature-related oral histories in NYC

  As spring makes its debut and Manhattan’s cultural institutions continue creating limited capacity, COVID-safe opportunities for enrichment (other than Netflix), a new exhibition has links to one of our oral history collections. Columbia affiliates can access the New York Botanical Gardens’ oral history interviews online before or after visiting the exhibition, Kusama: Cosmic Nature. […]

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Now Available | Columbia Students’ COVID-19 Oral History Interviews

The Columbia University student COVID-19 oral history collection is comprised of eighteen interviews conducted by students of Professor Ana Paulina Lee’s course Contemporary Civilization II. Students took the interviews in April and May of 2020, shortly after the pandemic hit New York City, and Columbia University’s courses converted from in-person to online. As such, they […]

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Newly available | Biographical oral history interviews online

Over the course of its seventy-year history, oral history has gone through a few iterations — the Oral History Research Office, the Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia Center for Oral History Research, and, today, the Oral History Archives at Columbia. In each of its incarnations, in addition to conducting interviews for collections, oral historians […]

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Event | LISTEN HERE: a virtual & interactive oral history encounter

  Oral history is largely associated with telling stories. The Spring ’21 Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) student exhibition is approaching the craft of oral history through these two questions: How do we know that we are listening? How do our narrators know they are being heard?   Across more than a dozen live […]

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