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At a Glance
Material is arranged in 2 series.
A collection of items left by members of the Columbia community, as well as some local community neighbors, in tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg following her death on September 18, 2020. The contents include notes, letters, posters, flowers and objects. Also includes 136 digital images of the memorial at Alma Mater as well as at Ginsburg's portrait in the Law School taken by the University Photographer, Eileen Barroso
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located onsite.
Digital files can only be viewed in the reading room at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library on a specially configured laptop. Please reserve a laptop by selecting the checkbox in the container list.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2020.2021.M028: Source of acquisition--Columbia Law School Public Affairs Office. Method of acquisition--gift.
2020.2021.M065.DIGITAL: Source of acquisition--Columbia Office of Communications and Public Affairs--gift.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Records processed JKW February 2021.
2021-02-17 EAD finding aid (JKW)
History / Biographical Note
After attending Harvard Law School, Ruth Bader Ginsburg transferred to Columbia Law School and graduated first in her class in 1959. In 1972, she became the first woman full professor at Columbia Law School. Ginsburg held that post until her appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1980. In 1993, Ginsburg became the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She served on the Supreme court until her death on September 18, 2020 at the age of 83.