Libraries Digital Collections 2010

Columbia Libraries digital collections now include the following online exhibitions, featuring unique, historical materials from our libraries and archives.These exhibitions were curated by archivists and librarians who work directly with the collections. View all of our online exhibitions.


The Varsity Show
Initially conceived as a fundraiser for the University’s athletics teams, The Varsity Show has grown into Columbia University’s oldest performing arts tradition. This online exhibition is an expansion of a physical exhibit created in 2004 to mark the 110th anniversary of The Varsity Show.


Comics in the Curriculum
View highlights from Butler Library’s growing collection of comics and graphic novels.


Korean Independence Outbreak Movement
Commonly referred to as the Samil Movement (literally "three one") for its historical date on March 1, 1919, the Korean Independence Movement was one of the earliest and most significant displays of nonviolent demonstration against Japanese rule in Korea.



Choosing Sides: Right-Wing Icons in the Group Research Records
Drawing from Group Research’s archive, this exhibition showcases the role that visual media played in creating the modern American conservative movement during those years.



The Chamber of Commerce of New York
Explore the rich visual guide to the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry Records collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.



Wilbert Webster White Papers
Dr. Wilbert Webster White was the founder in 1900 and President, 1900-1939, of Bible Teachers’ College, now New York Theological Seminary. He was renowned for his development of an inductive system of Bible Study, emphasizing knowledge of the Bible rather than knowledge about the Bible.




"Naked Lunch": the First Fifty Years
Columbia University celebrates the 50th anniversary of William S. Burroughs’s novel Naked Lunch and our extensive holdings of rare books and original manuscripts related to the novel’s creation, composition, and editing.


The Melting Pot: Russian Jewish New York
The Melting Pot features more than 150 photographs, personal documents, posters, original artworks, and books on the New York Russian Jewish immigrant community held at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Bakhmeteff Archive.


Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal
Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was a government official for New York State and the federal government, including Industrial Commissioner of the State of New York from 1929-1932, Perkins was named Secretary of Labor by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933.