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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Collection, 2020

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0321
Bib ID 15165441 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University
Title Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Collection, 2020
Physical Description 2.42 Linear Feet (1 document box and 1 OS flat box (20 x 24)); 157 Megabytes (136 jpeg files)
Language(s) English .
Access

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged in 2 series.

Description

Content Description

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

  • Series I: Memorial Materials, 2020

    This series contains notes, letters, posters, flowers and objects left at the Alma Mater statue 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.

  • Series II: Digital Content, 2020

    This series contains digital images of the memorials for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Alma Mater statue and by her portrait in the Law School as taken by the University Photographer, Eileen Barroso.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Records processed JKW February 2021.

Revision Description

2021-02-17 EAD finding aid (JKW)

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Ephemera (general object genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical

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.

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Series I: Memorial Materials, 2020

This series contains notes, letters, posters, flowers and objects left at the Alma Mater statue 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.



Box 1 Folder 1 Memorial Messages, 2020


Box 1 Folder 2 Memorial Messages, 2020


Box 1 Folder 3 Messages on Small Legal Pads, 2020


Box 1 Folder 4 Messages on Legal Pads, 2020


Box 1 Folder 5 Messages on Legal Pads, 2020


Box 1 Folder 6 Messages on Legal Pads, 2020


Box 1 Folder 7 Messages on Legal Pads, 2020



Box 2 Folder 1 Objects left at Memorial, 2020

(Includes stones, a Metropolitan Opera program, and a bracelet.)


Box 2 Folder 2 Shawl left at Memorial, 2020


Box 2 Folder 3 Newspapers left at Memorial, 2020


Box 2 Folder 4 Flower Wrappers with Messages, 2020


Box 2 Folder 5 Messages on Posters, 2020


Box 2 Rolled Posters, 2020

Series II: Digital Content, 2020

This series contains digital images of the memorials for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Alma Mater statue and by her portrait in the Law School as taken by the University Photographer, Eileen Barroso.



Box Laptop Digital Images, 2020

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