The University Seminars Archive

The University Seminars Digital Archive launches December 1st, 2015

 In 2003, then Director Robert L. Belknap conceived and, over several years implemented, the project of scanning 50 years of the pre-digital meeting minutes of the seminars. Under his supervision, over a half million pages were digitized. In 2011, Summer Hart was hired to work with Bob Belknap and Bob Pollack to preserve and unify the various components of the collection. The original documents were organized, boxed, and entrusted to Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

On December 1st, 2015 the University Seminars Digital Archive will launch. Over 36,000 full-text searchable files will be available to scholars in the RBML reading room.

To recall boxed materials, go to the University Seminars Finding Aid.

If you have any questions regarding the archive, please contact Summer Hart at