A selection of items from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library's Alexander Hamilton archive is now on view. It includes papers, letters and personal items that figure prominently in the award-winning show.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer, lyricist, writer and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," came to Columbia April 7 to receive the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
Cornelius Johnson, Portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby, oil on panel, 31 x 24 in. At left, the painting before restoration, image courtesy of the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Right, post-conservation photograph by Juan Trujillo
Columbia faculty are constantly publishing new books adding the latest scholarship to their respective fields. But deep in the basement of Butler Library, a group of dedicated conservators are engaged in the very different, but equally important task of preserving our cultural heritage.