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'El Diario La Prensa,' the nation’s oldest continuously publishing Spanish-language newspaper, has given the University some 5,000 photographs documenting the lives of New York’s Latinos and their contributions to the city and its culture.

(Editor's note: The following story and slideshow were published on Sept. 14, 2012. The video was published on Dec. 6, 2012.)

The original 1910 design for Avery Hall by McKim, Mead and White. The drawing is housed in the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Archives. (Image credit: Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library)

November 10, 2012 marks the first day of Avery Hall’s second century.

As an intern in Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML), Jean-Christophe Cloutier was used to the silence.

Senator Ted Kennedy, Copyright 2009 Denis Reggie

Columbia University Libraries and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith are pleased to announce the establishment of a significant theater award, The Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, abbreviated as the EMK Prize.

The Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have announced that the vast archives of Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) have been jointly acquired by the University and the Museum and will become part of their permanent collections.

Jack Agüeros is a poet, playwright, short story writer, translator and author of five books. He was an activist in New York’s Latino community in the 1960s and ’70s and director of El Museo del Barrio for close to a decade. Agüeros, who turns 78 on Sept.

First Tony award for Best Book (Musical), 1949. (Image credit: Sam and Bella Spewack Papers, Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Don’t be fooled by the name. Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library has thousands of objects in its collection that are neither books nor manuscripts.

When Chris Claremont began writing the "Uncanny X-Men" in 1975, he didn’t think the assignment would last very long. “We figured… we’re going to be cancelled in six months anyway. Let’s just have a lot of fun.”

Columbia University announced today that three acclaimed works: a highly original history of the American West, a new perspective on the transformation of ideas from the end of the twentieth century, and a startling new perspective on the Civil Rights movement, will be awarded the 2012 Ban

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