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Photographs, including carte-de-visite pictures, cabinet cards, stereo views, prints and negatives. Subjects include individual students and faculty, notably William Benjamin Bowler, a student from Haiti, ca. 1870 and architecture students, ca. 1914; campus buildings and scenes; David Woodbury King and the Cornell Crew,1876; and waterfalls and other local scenes. Also a DVD containing scans of many of the photographs as well as a catalog of the items.

Letters, including a set of from Roger Burchard Platt to his mother, 1907; materials relating to the Winter Short Course taken by farmer George S. Allnatt in 1905; letter from the Cornell Treasurer's Office to J. W. Williams about land grant transactions, 1875; TLS from Charles Kendall Adams, 1889.

Broadsides, handbills, programs (Cornell Masque, 1922-1923 and Cornell Dramatic Club, 1925); invitations, and menus relating to student activities, ca. 1889-1925; diploma for Leroy Lynn Davis (Civil Engineering), 1896; "The Cornell Earache," Spring Day parody issue, 1908; Registers and other university publications;Freshman Register, 1975; Interfraternity Council Rush Book, 1973; "Book of Views," 1925; various issues of the Cornell Daily Sun and the Cornell Graphic.

Lecture notebooks in Chemistry (Cicero Shaffer, 1875); and American History with Moses Coit Tyler (Sarah McCune Gallaher, 1893); and Mechanical Engineering drawings by Frank Cook Moore, 1890; "

Scrapbooks of Henry Vernon Davis, 1911; Lily Hawley, 1915; John Neal Tilton, 1915; Marion Ruthella Roberts, 1920; Helen Levengood, Summer School, 1921; Leon Wendell Walton, 1922; and Marion Helen Rogers, 1923.

Correspondence written and received by Dorothy McCormack (Class of 1937) while she was a student at Cornell, mostly to her future husband Allan B. Grady, Jr.

Letter, January 7, 1882, from John Newton Dexter Shinkel (Class of 1881) to Josiah Dustin Wilson (Class of 1880), concerning a recent visit to Ithaca, NY and news from Cornell.

Diaries kept by Hart Irving Seely (Class of 1909), who studied both law and agriculture at Cornell, 1906-1907, 1912-1913; notebook kept by George Meade Emory, (LLB 1890); scrapbook of Nicholas Cooke Cushing (Class of 1896), 1893.

Individual photographs include: photograph of Benjamin Harry Weisbrod (Class of 1914); William Hazlitt Smith (Class of 1873); William Maddocks (Class of 1887); Robert Elmer Rutherford (Class of 1887), Thomas Hall (ME 1893, MME 1894), and other 19th century cabinet card photographs.

Group of cabinet card photographs, primarily of members of the Class of 1889, originally collected by Albert Haywood '89.

Many additional photos, scrapbooks, letters, notebooks, and ephemera.

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