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The material also references Kristallnacht, "the night of broken glass," occuring on September , The amount of glass destroyed on Jewish property on this night was equal to the amount of glass that Belgium then Germany's glass supplier could produce in half a year. Accordingly, all the blue glass used in the piece has been sent to me from Brussels. The position of the blue dot on each page corresponds to the location of each synagogue in relation to the other eleven synagogues, as they would fall on a map of Berlin. The imagery on the cover is that of the restored stained glass windows of Berlin's Oranienburger Synagogue. My new officemate is the Medieval and Renaissance Materials curator, and she is awesome.
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The library holds the special collections of Columbia University, as well as the Columbia University Archives. The range of the library's holdings spans more than 4, years, from cylinder seals created in Mesopotamia to contemporary artists' books. In addition to printed and manuscript resources, the library contains cuneiform tablets, papyri , ostraca , astronomical and mathematical instruments , maps, works of art, photographs, posters, early printing presses and papermaking equipment, type specimens, sound and moving image recordings, theater set models, puppets, masks, ephemera and memorabilia. The Rare Book and Manuscript Library includes unique and rare materials related to all subject areas. The history of the rare book and manuscript collections dates from the founding of King's College, now Columbia University, in The library holds materials related to both the first and third presidents of the University, Samuel Johnson and his son William Samuel Johnson , donated by the family in In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the University acquired significant materials though gifts from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, Richard J.