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Student Perspective: Unveiling Mysteries through Processing

By: Amara Andrew My palms were sweating, my heartbeat was racing and I felt like I was about to pass out. I was a nervous wreck when I was first approached about processing a collection for the archives. All that … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Importance of Research Skills

I was sent to the Special Collections Book Room with the task of finding items that exemplify the scope of the collection and could make interesting social media posts. In other words, to find cool stuff and take pictures of … Continue reading

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Intern Perspective: The Worth of a Small Collection

By: Maddie McDermott Finding internships in archives can be a daunting task. Pretty much every archive has a backlog of collections that need to be processed: worked through, repaired, rehoused, cataloged, organized, and prepared for researchers. Because one of an … Continue reading

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Why are we named Columbia?

As we welcome our new students to campus this week, many might be wondering why we are named Columbia. It must be that we are somehow related to the New York flagship, Columbia University, right? Wrong. Typical to Columbia College … Continue reading

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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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Honoring Leonard Nimoy

To honor the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the actor famous for his role as Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the Archives searched for the footage of his visit to Columbia College Chicago in 1980.  Some of the video skips in parts, but most … Continue reading

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Columbia College Chicago may inundate paper scheduling for winter semester

Scheduling classes is a less tedious process today than it was in the 70s, but it’s about to get harder. Imagine you are in your senior year at Columbia College, only it’s not 2014: it’s 1974. You’ve been through the … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: On Social Media

How do you convince the internet to read what you have to say? Do you need a witty, attention grabbing title? Do you intersperse your posts with gifs to keep the interest of your audience, but wonder if your audience … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Department: 1998

The archives has a collection of Oral Histories from 1998 featuring the Creative Writing Department and faculty. Here are some notable excerpts from the interviews. You can read more of each Oral History by clicking on the name of the … 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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