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Welcome to the Ezra Cornell Papers

The Cornell University Library Ezra Cornell papers is a collection of selected letters, notebooks and other materials pertaining to Cornell University's founder, Ezra Cornell.

The Division of Rare and Manuscripts Collections maintains an extensive digital collection of materials pertaining to Ezra Cornell and other notable figures from Cornell University's history.

The Cornell University Library Ezra Cornell Papers Collection is open to the general public, in accordance with the terms set forth in the Guidelines for Using Public Domain Text, Images, Audio and Video Reproduced from Cornell Digital Library Collections.

Photograph of Ezra Cornell

Ezra Cornell