Category Archives: Manuscript Collections

Student Perspective: On Being A Professional Eavesdropper

Have you ever caught yourself listening in on a stranger’s conversation? If we are being honest, the answer is yes. We occasionally find ourselves pretending to toil on our phones while the guy across the coffee shop implores his friend to … 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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Oldest Item in the Archives: The Voice of Phi Sigma

The oldest item we have here in the College Archives is an issue of “The Voice of Phi Sigma” from 1879. Although Phi Sigma wasn’t directly involved with Columbia College, they are dedicated to public speaking and is the oldest … 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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“If Romney’s the nominee…” – Notes from a Political Cartoonist in 1967

Mentioned in John Fischetti’s notebook from 1967 is the quote, “If Romney’s the nominee.” Obviously, not talking about current Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, but of his father George Romney who was the Governor of Michigan at the time. The circular … Continue reading

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