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Cornell University Library

Archive-It Partner Since: Mar, 2011

Organization Type: Colleges & Universities

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Based on the number of volumes in its collections, Cornell University Library (CUL) is one of the ten largest academic research libraries in the United States. Within its 20 unit libraries, holdings number more than 7 million volumes and 7 million microforms. CUL subscribes to nearly 65,000 journals and serial publications, and provides access to more than 100,000 networked databases and other electronic resources. CUL collects web sites produced by affiliates of Cornell University, web sites from organizations or individuals whose records or papers are held in Cornell’s archives, and web sites in subject areas corresponding to existing collection strengths.

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Digital Art

Archived since: Feb, 2014


Collection of websites fundamental to the study of the history of digital media art. The items in this collection are intended for use in the teaching of Digital Media Art at Cornell University.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Computers & Technology

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Archived since: Mar, 2012


The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials. The Division holds over 500,000 printed volumes, more than 80 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media. Among these are particularly strong collections of early photography, the history of science, human sexuality, witchcraft, the French Revolution, the Civil War and the abolitionist movement, Dante and Petrarch, Icelandic history and literature, urban planning, new media art, and musical movements such as Hip Hop and punk. The Division is also home to Cornell University’s Archives.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Society & Culture Science & Health

Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State

Archived since: Aug, 2011


For a number of years, the citizens of New York State have engaged in a rich debate concerning the prospect of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale. While some of the discussion and events have been captured by news outlets, much of the information is appearing on web sites and social media. Unfortunately, web sites disappear over time and important content can vanish. To ensure that this important trove of information is available to future generations of scholars, the Cornell University Library is creating a permanent archive of the web sites concerned with the issue of hydraulic fracturing in New York.

Subject:   Science & Health Society & Culture

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives

Archived since: Mar, 2012


The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives is located in the Martin P. Catherwood Library, part of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). The Kheel Center offers 19,000 cubic feet of archival materials, along with photographs, oral histories, rare pamphlets, and related materials documenting the history of the workplace and labor relations.

Subject:   Society & Culture Politics & Elections

Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Archived since: Mar, 2012


Located in New York City, The Medical Center Archives is the repository for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. The Archives also holds the records for predecessor institutions of the Medical Center, as well as several hospitals that merged or affiliated with NYPH, and the records of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing. In addition to institutional records, the Archives holds approximately 150 collections of papers and manuscripts from noted individuals associated with the institutions of the medical center. The collections comprise nearly 7,000 linear feet of papers, records, and images dating from 1771 to the present.

Subject:   Universities & Libraries Science & Health Society & Culture

University Archives

Archived since: Apr, 2011


The University Archives collects and preserves records of historical, legal, fiscal, and/or administrative value to Cornell University. Holdings include official records and reports of the university, its officers, and component parts; private papers of faculty, students, staff, and alumni; official and student publications; maps and architectural records; audiovisual materials including still photographs and negatives, motion picture film, oral history interviews, and audio and video tapes; and artifacts and ephemera documenting Cornell's history. This web collection includes web sites in the domain, as well as external sites created by Cornell-affiliated groups.

Subject:   Universities & Libraries

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