Sample Cornell University Library Collections
Native American History
Books and pamphlets from the Huntington Free Library Native American Collection, which arrived at Cornell in June 2004. The Huntington Free Library features more than 4,000 rare books on the aboriginal peoples of the western hemisphere. Genres represented in exceptional depth include early books of voyage and exploration, missionary reports, ethnography, travel writing, native language dictionaries, captivity narratives, and children's books.
The French Revolution
Cornell Library's French Revolution Collection, which includes thousands of books and pamphlets on 18th century revolutionary France. The collection is strongest in the areas of economy and finance, the Revolutionary government, and Revolutionary culture, with unusual strength in popular culture.
Pamphlets and leaflets on the history of the American woman suffrage movement held in Cornell Library's Lindseth Suffrage Collection.
City and Regional Planning
Pamphlets on the history of city and regional planning from the extensive collection of city planner John Nolen (1869-1937). Cornell Library holds the papers documenting John Nolen's life and work.
American Temperance Movement
Books and pamphlets on the history of the temperance movement and related materials on the consumption of alcohol, ca. 1830-1920.
Cornell and Regional History
Books and related materials on the early history of Cornell and the Ithaca region.