Edward Said Archival Collection

In 2009, Columbia University Libraries acquired the papers and library of Edward W. Said, internationally renowned author, educator, public intellectual, and a member of Columbia’s faculty from 1963 to 2003.

Said’s ideas are more relevant than ever today and will remain so for decades. Scholars, activists, and researchers of every stripe from around the world will come to Columbia to consult this collection. For Columbia to have obtained his literary estate is a triumph of great significance.
— Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy

Said’s library is housed in a special reading room in Butler Library dedicated to his memory, while his papers are be housed in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML). In conjunction with the papers coming to the Libraries, Columbia University established a lecture series and a research fellowship in Edward Said’s name.