The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections includes 300,000 printed volumes, more than 70 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media. The Rare Book collections document the history of the written word from ancient clay cuneiform tablets to an extensive representation of works by 20th-century authors. The collections support research in fields such as medieval and Renaissance studies, the Reformation, 18th-century France and England, American history, Anglo-American literature, Icelandic history and culture, the history of science, and women's studies. Other collections focus on medicine, ornithology, witchcraft, human sexuality, the graphic arts, New York state history and agriculture, and architecture and city planning. The Division also houses the Cornell University Archives, which includes records of the founding and growth of the university as well as an extensive collection documenting regional history. These collections are located on Level 2B of the Carl A. Kroch Library, where students, faculty and independent scholars will find an ideal setting for research and instruction.

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  • Andrew Dickson White Papers at Cornell University 

    Finch, Herb (Collection of Regional History and University Archives, 1970)
    An overview of the A. D. White papers and the microfilming project.
  • Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 148, 1862-1913 

    White, Andrew Dickson (Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, 1862)
    Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection. Complete list of contents available in ADW_Papers_Reel_148_abstract.pdf
  • Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 147, 1890-1914 

    White, Andrew Dickson (Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, 1890)
    Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection. Complete list of contents available in ADW_Papers_Reel_147_abstract.pdf.
  • Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 146, 1859-1885 

    White, Andrew Dickson (Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, 1859)
    Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection. Complete list of contents available in ADW_Papers_Reel_146_abstract.pdf.
  • Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 145, 1897-1915 

    White, Andrew Dickson (Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, 1897)
    Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection. Complete list of contents available in ADW_Papers_Reel_145_abstract.pdf.

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