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 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.
This collection includes appointment books, audiovisual materials, clippings, correspondence, course materials, drafts, journals, notes, research materials, reviews, printed materials and publications.
List of the books in the Said Reading Room in Butler Library. There are 3031 titles, mostly in English, Arabic and French.
Miscellaneous books that were not selected for the Said Reading Room in Butler Library. This collection includes several periodicals and more than 80 books bearing inscriptions or notes.