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Anthony Caputi papers,1956-1989

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3593
  • Size: 3 cubic feet Correspondence, Printed Material
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Includes lecture notes, correspondence, and course material on various drama courses. taught

Balliett. Whitney papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6948
  • Size: 3 cubic ft. Correspondence, photographs, printed material
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Notes, drafts, and writings on jazz criticism and biography. Also, letters to Balliett and photographs.

Baumgardner, Harold K. menu collection

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8404
  • Size: .8 cubic feet. Printed material
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: 227 restaurant menus, collected by Baumgardner, 1940s-1960s

Birnbach, David New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene Oral History record

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6821
  • Size: 3.2 cubic feet. Audio tapes, correspondence, transcripts
  • Subject: Genealogy
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Audio recordings and transcriptions of interviews David Birnbach conducted with former staff of New York State mental hospitals

Black, Max papers, [ca. 1927]-1988

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2466
  • Size: 32.0 cubic ft Correspondence, files, and a manuscript
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Professional papers include correspondence, subject files, and files relating to his work with the Science, Technology, and Society program at Cornell. Also, manuscript of Black's book Rational Choice, the Prisoner's Dilemma

Boynton, Mary F. letters, 1981-1988

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4416
  • Size: 0.1 cubic ft. Clippings, manuscripts.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Letters from Mary Boynton to Dorothy Tyler about James Hutton, his papers, a memoir they were writing, and lists of prospects and donors to the Hutton Memorial Fund.

Cooper, Lane papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0680
  • Size: 9.1 cubic ft Correspondence, Manuscripts, Printed Material
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, notes, reviews, printed material, and other items

Cornell University Department of Theatre Arts record

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2114
  • Size: 50.1 cubic feet Correspondence, financial records, photographs, printed materials, scrapbooks
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Records of the Department of Theatre Arts (fomerly the Department of Public Speaking and then the Department of Speech and Drama) as well as the Cornell Dramatic Club and the Cornell University Theatre

Cunningham, Gustavus Watts letters, 1911-1944.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0796
  • Size: 67 items. Correspondance
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Abstract: Incoming correspondence from fellow philosophers, including forty-seven letters from Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856-1928), in which he discusses the philosophical systems of Hegel and Kant, comments on Cunningham's studies of Hegel and Henri Bergson, and on the writings of Bergson, Bernard Bosanquet, Francis Herbert Bradley, John Dewey, Albert Einstein, Alfred North Whitehead, and others. Reference is also made to world events

Daniel Willard Fiske papers, 1847-1927, 1847-1904 (bulk)

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1165
  • Size: 23.2 cubic ft. Correspondence, scrapbooks, account books, pamphlets, photographs.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Correspondence, scrapbooks, and account books pertaining chiefly to Fiske's activities as a book collector, although there are extensive family correspondence and other letters pertaining to his education, his career as a journalist, his activities as a professor and librarian at Cornell University, his interest in chess, and his cultural studies of Iceland and Egypt; included is correspondence of George Lincoln Burr, Wendell Phillips Garrison, George W. Harris, Samuel May, Charles Warner, and others.

Department of Fine Arts records, 1922-1959

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0818
  • Size: 3.4 cubic ft Correspondence, minutes, accounts, inventories, archaeological notes, programs, and printed material
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, accounts, inventories, archaeological notes, programs, and printed material; department chairman was Frederick O. Waage. Organizations represented include the American Numismatic Society, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the College Art Association of America. Major correspondents include Cornelius William De Kiewiet, and Deane W. Malott

Department of Sociology and Anthropology records, 1951-1955

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2209
  • Size: 3 cubic ft. Records, reports, notes, interviews, correspondence.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Records for a research training seminar and various other reports.

Extension Teaching prize speaking contests records

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3105
  • Size: .7 cubic ft. printed material, photographs
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Material documenting Prize Speaking Contests held under the auspices of the Oral Expression Division of Extension Teaching, including the Eastman Stage in Public Speaking, the Farm Life Challenge Contest; and the Home Economics Stage in Public Speaking

Federer, Walter T. papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3704
  • Size: 7 cubic feet Correspondence, Printed Materials, Publications, Research Material
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, class notes, lectures, papers and publications

Fogel, Ephim papers,1951-1989

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2711
  • Size: 1.9 cubic feet. Correspondence, subject files, a volume, and a photographic negative.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Correspondence and subject files pertaining chiefly to Fogel's career as Professor of English at Cornell.

Games collection

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6554
  • Size: ca. 6 cubic ft. Games
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Various types of games ranging from historical to contemporary board and card games

Gates, Paul Wallace papers, 1873-1996

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1403
  • Size: 34.6 cubic ft Correspondence, Publications, Scrapbook
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Correspondence, office files, printed material, and other papers relating to Gates's study of U.S. land policy, his role in Indian land claims, and his work as a professor of American history

Grene, Marjorie papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6947
  • Size: 444 Correspondence, Printed Materials, Publications, Research Material
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Life Sciences
  • Abstract: Publications, essays and manuscripts on the philosophy of science by Marjorie Grene and other authors. Also includes Grene's correspondence and course material

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

Hansen, Helmer menu collection

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8405
  • Size: .4 cubic feet. Printed material
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Menus from restaurants including the Stock Yard Inn in Chicago; Ernie's San Francisco; Jules Podell's Copacabana; The Plantations in Moline, Illinois; Hotel Emporio; Martinetti's; Trader Vic's in Oakland, CA; and La Cage in the British Colonial Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas

Harry Caplan papers, 1918-1980

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1921
  • Size: 27.8 cubic ft. Correspondence, manuscripts, papers, photographs.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: The bulk of this collection consists of letters from Caplan's colleagues, graduate students, friends, and family members, and notes and drafts of his replies. Also included are speeches and lectures, course materials, bibliographies, subject files, notes, manuscripts, reprints and other published material, diaries, photographs, sketches, materials concerning Cornell, and other papers reflecting Caplan's career as a classics professor.

Hathaway, Baxter papers,[ca. 1932]-1980

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2198
  • Size: 15.4 cubic ft. Correspondence, Manuscripts
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Collection includes manuscripts and typescripts of three novels THE SHEEPFOLD, THE OUTPOSTS OF COLD, and BRIEF CANDLE, short stories, poetry, reviews, critiques, and essays; polemics; literary studies; notes; student work; broadsides; correspondence and other records concerning "Epoch" and "Cornell Review"; correspondence (approximately one quarter of the collection) to and from Hathaway, particularly with David Ray, B.H. Friedman, and editors and publishers

Healey, George papers, 1941-1972.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1969
  • Size: 9.3 cubic ft. Correspondence, sheet catalogs, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, and subscription records.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Cornell Library Journal records include orders/paid subscriptions, 1967-1968 and correspondence, 1966-1972. Also, George James Hucker correspondence regarding the ordering and making of the Cornell University mace, 1961-1963; Rare Books Department correspondence, 1968-1970; sheet catalogs; author's manuscripts, 1966-1972; and a photocopied typescript of a poem written by George H. Healey for the Cornell Class of 1909 Reunion Social, 1963. Includes historical newspapers and magazines regarding World War II and other great moments in twentieth century American history.

Hickerson, H. Thomas papers,1972-2006.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3122
  • Size: 22.4 cubic ft. Printed Materials, Correspondence, Financial Records
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Alphabetical subject files documenting activities as chairman of the Dept. of Manuscripts and University Archives, and as Director of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, relating to all aspects of administration. Includes files relating to the building of the Carl A. Kroch Library and the beginnings of the Digital Access Coalition (DAC), especially the Museum Educational Site Licensing project (MESL). Also, chronologically arranged files documenting his professional involvement in organizations including the Society of American Archivists (SAA), its National Information Systems Task Force (NISTF), and the SAA Council; the ALA/SAA Joint Committee on Library-Archives Relations; and various committees and task forces of the Research Libraries Group (RLG).

Hinchliff, Emerson papers, 1910-1968.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1228
  • Size: 1 cubic ft. Newspaper clippings, a diary, photographs, correspondence, certificates, and other items.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: World War I
  • Abstract: Includes Cornell University and Cornell Class of 1914 items; newspaper clippings by and about Hinchliff; war diary, 1918; photographs; correspondence; certificates; and other papers of Emerson Hinchliff.

Leather bound books,1808-1847

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8008
  • Size: 3 cubic ft. Books
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Multi-volume sets in leather bindings. Textbooks and standard reference works on the subjects of law and mathematics.

Lindseth collection of American woman suffrage,[ca. 1820-1920]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 8002
  • Size: ca. 500 items. Correspondence, Memorabilia, Printed Materials, Research Materials
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Women's Studies
  • Abstract: The collection includes rare books, periodicals, pamphlets, broadsides, convention leaflets, letters, cartoons, photographs, banners, campaign buttons, and other objects.

Miller, William Edward papers,1951-1964.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2391
  • Size: 132.3 cubic ft. Correspondence, Newspapers, Printed Materials.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Correspondence with constituents on numerous topics, clippings, tape recordings, press releases, speeches, and legislation. Also, material pertaining to the 1964 Presidential campaign, including campaign contributions, committee meetings, campaign speeches of the Miller and Goldwater campaign, and reports of the Republican National Committee and the John Birch Society.

National Historic Preservation Program oral histories, 1986-1987

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4327
  • Size: 168 tape recordings. Cassette tapes.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Interviews (59) by James A. Glass on the subject of the development of the National Historic Preservation Program between 1957 and 1980. Interviewees include Lawrence E. Aten, Edwin C. Bearss, Martha M. Bigelow, Tersh Boasberg, J.O. Brew, Helen D. Bullock, John A. Burns, James H. Charleton, S. Allen Chambers, Jr., Ernest Allen Connally, Chris T. Delaporte, Eric N. DeLony, Antoinette F. Downing, Carl Feiss, Robert G. Ferris, John Fowler, Russell W. Fridley, Robert R. Garvey, Jr., George B. Hartzog, Jr., Gary L. Hume, Casey and Lucille Ireland, H. Ward Jandl, George A. Karas, Russell V. Keune, Thomas F. King, Bennie C. Keel, Lawson B. Knott, Jr., James M. Lambe, Ben Levy, Nellie L. Longworth, Elizabeth A. Lyon, James C. Massey, John D. McDermott, Lee McElvain, Terry B. Morton, William Penn Mott, Jr., William J. Murtagh, Lee H. Nelson, Loretta Neumann, Stephen D. Newman, Sally G. Oldham, Mary Carolyn Pitts, Constance Werner Ramirez, Dwight F. Rettie, Jerry L. Rogers, Douglas H. Scovill, Horace J. Sheely, Jr., Carol D. Shull, Ann Webster Smith, Larry E. Tise, Merle Wells, Thomas B. Williams, Frederick C. Williamson, and Alfred B. Wolfe

Palmer, Robert M. papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3775
  • Size: 17.7 cubic ft. Correspondence, printed material, publications, sound recordings.
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: The Palmer papers include music manuscripts, teaching materials, correspondence, clippings, reviews, photographs, sound recordings, and other materials.

Parrish, Stephen papers, 1901-2010.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3591
  • Size: 15.4 cubic feet. Printed Materials, Correspondence, Research Materials, Microfilm, Photograph
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Includes correspondence, book reviews, subject files, and course material relating to his study of William Wordsworth and his career at Cornell. Also, correspondence between Jared Curtis, Coordinating Editor, and Stephen M. Parrish concerning The Cornell Wordsworth series and The Cornell Yeats series, as well as correspondence from others involved in those editing projects

Rudin, Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 6875
  • Size: 251 items. Correspondence
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Subject: Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Abstract: 251 letters and other documents recording the achievements of notable artists, politicians, scientists, architects, businessmen and women, journalists, musicians, and educators

Scott Elledge papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3592
  • Size: 1.4 cubic feet. Printed Materials, Correspondence, Photographs
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Includes course material, correspondence and material from his book on E.B. White.

Smith, Goldwin papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0134
  • Size: 30 cubic ft. Correspondence, Manuscripts, Newspapers, Microfilm, Printed Materials, Publication
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Religion
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence; scrapbooks; journals; clippings; addresses; translations; drafts, manuscripts, and articles; printed copies of works by or about Goldwin Smith

Thilly, Frank papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0623
  • Size: 2.8 cubic ft Correspondence, Manuscript
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Correspondence and lecture notes relating to Thilly's career at the University of Missouri (1893-1904), Princeton (1904-1906), and Cornell University (1906-1934); notes in German (ca. 1889-1890) taken by Thilly while studying at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg

Waterman Thomas Hewett, 1857-1920, 1870-1905 (bulk)

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0591
  • Size: 3 cubic ft. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, drafts.
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Subject: Sports
  • Abstract: Papers of Waterman Thomas Hewett, a professor of German language and literature at Cornell University.

Weissman, Edward papers

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3848
  • Size: 3 cubic feet. Correspondence, printed material, publications
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Subject files relating to all aspects of library administration.