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History of the Columbia College Library

The South Loop was known in the mid to late 20th century for its clubs: strip clubs, dance clubs, night clubs and bars. In the midst of the partying was the Columbia College campus and Library. 1890 –  Ida Morey … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: #ArchitectureApril

Last winter, I spent a month processing our new Harrington College of Design special collection. These books belonged to the Harrington College library until 2015, when the college announced it would close. Columbia College Chicago acquired the books, as well … Continue reading

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What was Columbia like in the 1890s?

Inspired by a research question, Head Archivist Heidi Marshall and I sat down to discuss what Columbia was like around the turn of the 20th century. How were the administration, the curriculum, and the location of the school, then titled … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: The Heart of Curated Collections

Being approached with the opportunity to process a collection was exciting. It was a task completely shiny and new, far from the procedural digitization and organization from before. Only one other student worker at the time had been working on one, … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Digitizing the Written Word

As a college student, I know how much you hate that mandatory speech class. Some of you have gotten it out of the way early, and good for you, but I know there’s that group of students who have been … Continue reading

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From Mayfest to Manifest

What started as a showcase for graduating student art has become the pride of the Columbia and Chicago art community. In the past couple years, Manifest has attracted over 30,000 attendees with hundreds of astounding events. Mayfest began as a month … Continue reading

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Laurence Minsky and The Marketing Communication Exhibit

Through December 20th, Department Snapshot: Marketing Communication will be showcased on the 3rd floor of the library. You can view the online exhibit here: In conjunction with the exhibit, The Signature Showcase: An Evening with Laurence Minsky will be … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Dr. John B. Duff 1931-2013

Dr. John B. Duff, Columbia College Chicago’s 8th president, passed away early this week at age 82. During his term spanning from 1992 to 2000, he supervised the building of the Harold Washington Library, broadened local and national awareness of … Continue reading

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Bill Russo Concert Posters

Columbia is home to so many successful artists—students, alumni, and professors—that it’s impossible to be aware of the multitude of artists outside of the department you study in.  This week, I researched Bill Russo, founder and director of Columbia College’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to Creating Access

Welcome to Creating Access, Columbia College Chicago’s Archives and Digital Collections blog! Written from the perspectives of our student employees and interns, Creating Access is your window into Columbia College’s history in action. We’ll post fun facts, interesting articles, and … Continue reading

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