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American statesmen portrait collection, 1826-1900.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0045
  • Size: 4.3 cubic ft. Engravings, broadsides, and correspondence.
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Included are 933 engravings of American statesmen, including some broadsides, and 35 autographed letters.

Breakbeat Lenny Archive

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8052
  • Size: 2 linear feet. Sound recordings, printed material
  • Subject: African-American Studies
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: The core of the collection is a series of rare soundboard recordings of live performances taken directly from the soundboard, also party flyers

CALS freehand drawing collection

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3736
  • Size: 1.7 cubic feet Manuscripts
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: This collection features art projects and assignments created in the studio and left behind by students

Comic book collection

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8033
  • Size: 5000 items Printed Materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Approximately 5,000 comic books published between 1984 and 2004

Cornell and Ithaca concert and event programs

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3854
  • Size: .5 cubic feet. Printed Materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Includes general concerts at Ithaca High School and Cornell University

Cornell University museum items

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1948
  • Size: Memorabili
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Ezra Cornell
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Subject: Sports
  • Abstract: Includes two Cornell plaques, one ca.1907, depicting Ezra Cornell; a red cap bearing a "C" with the initials "UFBT"; an original Uris Library Reading Room chair; a rubber mold for the Cornell Seal; and a bronze medallion bearing a likeness of Ezra Cornell. A set of twelve rose-colored Wedgwood plates depicting Cornell University buildings; scenes depicted are McGraw Tower (Library Tower), Willard Straight Hall, the War Memorial, Baker Laboratory of Chemistry, Sage Chapel, McGraw Hall, the Schoellkopf Crescent, Ezra Cornell Statue, Balch Hall, Myron Taylor Hall, Goldwin Smith Hall and Sibley Dome. A Class of 1958 cloth badge; a Class of 1921 scarf; five caps, two from the Class of 1929, one from the Class of 1921, one from the Class of 1923, one undated; straw hat from the Class of 1934; nine reunion jackets, three from the Class of 1929, two from the Class of 1921, and one each from the Classes of 1916, 1923, 1925 (red, white and blue), and 1927; one polo shirt from 1923; a Cornell spoon; four Cornell service pins, ca. 1955-1970; two mugs from 1912; a 14" Cornell pencil; a 3"x4" "Cornell Library Club" printing plate; a cigarette case belonging to Ralph Gordon; a trowel wielded by President Edmund Ezra Day June 22 1946 on the Day Hall cornerstone

Evans, Clara T. bookplate collectio

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8027
  • Size: 33 volumes (circa 3.5 linear feet) Correspondence, Newspapers, Printed Material
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Bookplates from a variety of countries and time periods, mainly American and European. Armorial and pictorial plates are included, as well as those consisting of portraits, family crests, or mottoes.

Grout, Donald Jay papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0998
  • Size: 27.4 cubic ft. Correspondence, Photographs, Printed Materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Includes professional correspondence and applications and recommendations for grants and university positions. Also, personal correspondence with his parents while studying in Europe and teaching at Mills College and with a friend, Jonathan Schiller; worksheets, photographs and galley proofs for HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC and both editions of A SHORT HISTORY OF THE OPERA; notes and notebooks on "Early Opera Comique" and others, his dissertation manuscript; a manuscript on West Indian Music; lecture notes; musical tapes; annotated programs; and a typescript of an article "How to Tell Good Music from Bad;" alphbetical correspondence file, correspondence with W. W. Norton.

Hamill, Janet archive,

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8062
  • Size: Approximately 13 linear feet Correspondence, photographs, publications
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Human Sexuality
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: The Janet Hamill Archive contains extensive materials that document the life and work of Janet Hamill

Hitchcock, Romyn papers, 1841-1900.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2174
  • Size: .3 cubic ft. Correspondence, lecture notes, monographs, government bulletins and other pamphlet material, newspaper clippings, and maps.
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Religion
  • Abstract: Papers of Romyn Hitchcock, a chemist and lecturer on the Orient, include correspondence, lecture notes, monographs, government bulletins and other pamphlet material, newspaper clippings, and maps. Collection is primarily concerned with Chinese-American diplomatic relations; spheres of influence; problems of Chinese immigration, including low wages, tong societies, and the Chinese Exclusion Act; and the geography, art, religion, and customs of China and Japan.

Holt, Claire papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2648
  • Size: 6.8 cubic ft. Correspondence, Photographs, Research Materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Architecture and Planning
  • Subject: Southeast Asia
  • Abstract: Collection consists of slides, correspondence, and research materials of Claire Holt.

Kahn, Peter papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2920
  • Size: 3 cubic ft.; 82 items. Correspondence, artwork, lecture notes, photographs, subject files, videotape, audiocassette, broadsides
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Correspondence, artwork, lecture notes, photographs, subject files, and other papers; includes broadsides for events at Cornell and in the Ithaca community; includes videotape and audiocassette of Memorial/Testimonial service, and other printed items including Kahn's artwork.

Levin, Harry calligraphy collection, [ca. 1250-1891].

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4884
  • Size: 20 items. Written documents.
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Primarily medieval and early modern documents representing different styles of handwriting.

Los Angeles punk collection

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8074
  • Size: 1.2 cubic ft. Printed material
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Archive of material from the Los Angeles punk scene assembled by a passionate music fan between 1982 and 1992

MacNeil, Hermon Atkins papers,1888-1966.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2425
  • Size: .4 cubic ft. Correspondence, photographs
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Abstract: Letters from colleagues, public figures, friends, relatives, and others concerning the execution and sale of various works, his nomination to membership in honorary and professional societies and related professional and social matters; an autobiographical sketch (typescript carbon), 1943, membership certificates and citations, numerous photographs of the artist and his sculpture, newspaper clippings on his career, and miscellaneous printed items. Also, messages of condolence and formal tributes sent to his widow, Cecelia W. Muench MacNeil, obituaries, and press reports concerning a memorial established for the artist. Correspondents include Adriaan Jacob Barnouw, Emile Brunet, Jo Davidson, William Henry Fox, Carl Paul Jennewein, Leon Kroll, and Victor Emanuel III

McKenzie, Eleze collection of books in decorative bindin

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8045
  • Size: 11 cubic fee Printed Materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Multi-volume sets in decorative bindings by standard authors

McKenzie, Eleze collection of medieval manuscript leave

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6931
  • Size: 3.5 Cubic feet Manuscripts
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Medieval manuscript leaves collected by Eleze McKenzie and individually framed. Items are from Italy, India, Turkey, the Low Countries, the United Kingdom, Flanders and France

Musick, Pat papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6834
  • Size: 3.1 cubic foot Audio Recordings, Correspondence, Printed Materials, Publication
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Includes sketchbooks, production records, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, articles written by or about Musick

Parrish, Johnnie papers, 1979-1994

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6570
  • Size: 3 cubic ft. Notes, clippings, publications, videotapes.
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Abstract: Files for Focus on Art include notes, clippings, publications, and other background materials for the television shows, compiled by Johnnie Parrish. Also, original videotapes of the shows that included interviews with local artists as well as workshops and gallery openings. Also, alphabetical subject files on art and artists. Copy of Seventeen magazine, July 1953, with article mentioning Priscilla Kiefer (Johnnie Parrish

Prisoner Express Art Exhibit collectio

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6912
  • Size: 1 cubic foot Manuscripts, Printed Material
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Art work and letters sent to the Prisoner Express program from people in prison in the United States

Ragamala, Klaus Ebeling painting research collection,

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8400
  • Size: 3 cubic feet. Photographs, publications, research materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Research collection of photographic slides, publications, and notes on Ragamala painting

Renew Media/Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships in New Media Art 2003-2004

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6673
  • Size: 16 cubic ft. Printed material, CDs, digital media
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: The collection consists of artist's files submitted to sponsors the Rockefeller Foundation and National Video Resources in application for New Media Fellowships.

Rosen, Bertram collection of art gallery brochures

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6852
  • Size: 10 cubic feet Printed Materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Brochures, fliers, magazines, and publicity documenting shows in New York City art galleries

Soyer, Raphael papers, 1949-1954.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2566
  • Size: 288 items. Minutes, correspondence, manuscript articles, reprints and news clippings/
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Papers of Raphael Soyer, including minutes, correspondence, manuscript articles, reprints and news clippings collected by him in his capacity as an organizer and member of the editorial board of the art magazine, Reality

Vehling gastronomy graphics collection.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6812
  • Size: ca. 5 cubic feet. Printed materials
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Abstract: Broadsides, wine lists, prints, newspaper and magazine articles, menus, and other graphic materials relating to food and wine