|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged chronologically by date of publication.
This collection consists of the publications of the special collection libraries at Columbia University. It includes exhibition catalogues and programs, holdings or collection booklets, and publications by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries. It includes materials related to exhibitions held at Low Library, the Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum, Barnard College, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Butler Library.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
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); RBML Publications; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Additional information about the RBML exhibitions, events and holdings can be found in the RBML Office Files (MS#0263).
Accrual of Materials
Additions are expected.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Joanna Rios. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in October 2018.
2018-11-20 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2019-10-22 Additions incorporated.
History / Biographical Note
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is Columbia's principal repository for primary sources. The range of collections in RBML span more than 4,000 years and comprise rare printed works, cylinder seals, cuneiform tablets, papyri, and Coptic ostraca; medieval and renaissance manuscripts; as well as art, realia and born-digital objects. Some 500,000 printed books and 90,000 linear feet (17 miles) of manuscripts, personal papers, and records form the core of the RBML holdings. One can find manuscripts from as early as the 14th century to the modern archives relating to Herman Wouk, Erica Jong, Serge Prokofiev, and Arthur Mitchell. Archives as varied as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Random House, and Amnesty International-USA, and the archives of Columbia University are available for research.