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Alexander Kluge: Cultural History in Dialogue provides public access to key documents in video, film, audio, and text by the German writer, filmmaker, cultural theoretician, and public intellectual. At the core of the collection is a series of conversations, originally aired on German television, between Alexander Kluge and other major figures in late-20th and early-21st-century German cultural and intellectual life, as well as international scholars working in this tradition: the playwright Heiner Müller, the writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and the social philosopher Oskar Negt, among others. Subtitles and transcripts of some of these broadcast interviews are included in German and English translation, and they are fully searchable. In addition to the conversations, Alexander Kluge: Cultural History in Dialogue makes freely accessible a collection of Kluge's short films as well as his recent monumental effort to film Marx's Capital. The website also serves as the entryway to the Alexander Kluge Research Collection at Princeton University. Access to the Princeton materials is restricted to affiliates of Princeton and partner institutions.
A collection of 715 digitized pamphlets documenting a century of Bolivian literate culture, beginning in 1848. They show a nation's struggle to establish viable institututions, to develop its economy, to educate its children and the back and forth of political argument.
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library is home to this collection of over 13,000 nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs of architecture from around the world. It was established in 1871 beginning with several thousand images from Andrew Dickson White's personal architectural library.
The Cornell Hip Hop Collection is the proud home of the archive of photographer Joe Conzo, Jr., featuring more than 15,000 of his negatives and prints. Called "The man who took Hip-Hop's baby pictures" by the New York Times, Joe Conzo captured images of the South Bronx between 1978 and 1983, including early hip hop jams, street scenes, and Latin music performers and events.
Created by Paul Ginsparg at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico and launched in 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is a fully automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers. Areas covered include physics and related disciplines, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computational linguistics, and neuroscience.
134 original cartoons and 6 posters from the period 1951-1961.
A collection of materials on South Asian architecture assembled over a 22 year period by Professor Robert D. "Scotty" MacDougall (1940-1987), an architect and an anthropologist. The core of this collection consists of approximately 6,682 photographs depicting significant works of architecture through time and across regional traditions throughout continental India.
This collection of materials is derived from Professor Billie Jean Isbell's 40 years of research in the Andes, primarily in the southern Andean department of Ayacucho and specifically in the village of Chuschi, Peru, and the surrounding region of the River Pampas Valley. Included in this collection are approximately 1500 photographs, thirteen songs, Professor Isbell's ethnography, To Defend Ourselves: Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village, as well as selected publications.
Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), this resource makes available for the first time extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library's Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied. In addition, China: Culture and Society features a host of secondary resources, including scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, mini guides, and editors' choices from the collection.
The Claire Holt papers, #14-27-2648, comprise approximately 1,780 slides of Indonesia which were created for the Cornell Indonesian Arts Project. Subjects include art, architecture, ceremonies, landscapes, painting, people, sculpture, textiles, and theater. The manuscript collection also contains typescript notes about a trip to Indonesia in 1955-1956. This web site includes a complete image database of the slides as well as information about the featured artists and a brief biography of Claire Holt.
The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) is a representative electronic full-text collection of agricultural texts published during the period 1850-1950, with some materials covering the period 1806-1995. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crop protection, food science, forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology and soil science.
The Cornell University Library and the Cornell Daily Sun are collaborating on an digitization project to provide online access to the Sun's historical files. All of the original newspapers will be scanned and made available on a web site maintained by the Cornell University Library. The contents of each issue also will be indexed and a database created so that users will be able to search the entire Sun archive for articles by subject, writer, or date.
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The Cornell East Asia Series (CEAS) is pleased to present a collection of online books, in searchable, downloadable format. These titles were originally published in the Cornell East Asia Series, many back when we were called the China-Japan Program and the series title was the East Asia Papers. Though of lasting literary and historical value, many of these titles have been long out of print and unavailable. We are very happy to make these works available again as a free online resource. The titles were selected by the CEAS faculty editorial board, and are being digitized with the permission of the individual authors.
"The Cornell Modern Indonesia Project (CMIP) was initiated in the 1950s by faculty members in Cornell's Southeast Asia Program who were committed to making contemporary analyses of Indonesia and translations of its important documents available to scholars and students. The 75 titles in this series are divided into four categories: Interim Reports, Translations, Monographs, and Bibliographies. These works capture the drama of Indonesia's political and social evolution through the twentieth century: its struggle for independence from the Dutch under the leadership of Sukarno, reactions to the Japanese Occupation, the development of its civil government, its civil insurgencies, and the conditions that prevailed throughout the long dictatorship of General Suharto. A few other works in this series, such as Benedict Anderson's Mythology and the Tolerance of the Javanese, reflect on earlier Indonesian history relevant to the modern nation."
Aims to provide a conduit for scholars, professional practitioners, and students to express ideas, concepts and research findings from all fields related to the real estate profession. Focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of real estate by blending both informative practical papers with application based academic research across the breadth of design, business, economics, engineering, finance, law, planning, development, marketing and property management.
"The collection consists of published material, ephemera, and artifacts dating to between 1800 and 1976, including ballots and slates of candidates; promotional broadsides, handbills, and posters; political cartoons (primarily from Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and Puck); lithographs and prints (primarily by Kellogg, N. Currier, and Currier & Ives); pamphlets, leaflets, and brochures; songbooks and sheet music; badges, pins, ferrotypes and celluloid buttons; campaign ribbons; parade equipment such as lanterns, torches, banners, and walking sticks; bandanas and other textiles; and souvenirs of all kinds including plates, cups, vases, trays, bottles, sewing boxes, and games."
Cornell University Digital Archives is a collection of publications from the Cornell University Archives, dealing with the history of Cornell University. These materials date from 1868 until 1945 and involve a number of different publications including annual reports, class books and University registers.
Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository : CUGIR : an FGDC Clearinghouse Node for New York State
CUGIR is an active online repository providing geospatial data and metadata for New York State, with special emphasis on those natural features relevant to agriculture, ecology, natural resources, and human-environment interactions. Subjects such as landforms and topography, soils, hydrology, environmental hazards, agricultural activities, wildlife and natural resource management are appropriate for inclusion in CUGIR.
A collection of over 400 selected monographs with expired copyrights in various languages and from a variety of disciplines. They were part of a joint digital preservation research project between Cornell University and the Xerox Corporation in the early 1990s. They may be browsed or searched online.
Selected scanned works from Cornell Library's witchcraft collection which contains over 3,000 titles documenting the history of the Inquisition and the persecution of witchcraft.
The Cornell Wordsworth Collection offers nearly comprehensive book holdings on Wordsworth, Coleridge, and related authors. The collection also includes letters, manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, documents, and objects by, to, belonging to, or about Wordsworth and his family. The collection preserves all editions of his published works, along with many books that once belonged to Wordsworth's own library. The collection also features a strong concentration of works about the Lake District.
Full text of a majority of the English language books in the collection.
Net art, digital architectronics and conceptual multimedia address and reflect on global themes in the digital age.
Through the combined efforts of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Cornell University Library and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) at UCLA the substantial collection of cuneiform tablets in the Jonathan and Jeannette Rosen Ancient Near Eastern Seminar in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University is in the process of being made available as an online data set.
The Divine Comedy Image Archive (DCIA) is a repository of scanned images from illustrated editions of Dante Alighieri's poem found in the Fiske Dante Collection, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. These images derive from editions of The Divine Comedy published from the Incunabula period (ending in 1500) through the early twentieth century. All the images in the DCIA are from titles presumed by their age to reside in the public domain. The DCIA project envisions the inclusion of approximately 2000 images from the most significant illustrated editions of The Divine Comedy. Most of these illustrations are engraving--woodcut, copper or steel--and vary considerably in original size, quality of execution and style.
The eCommons Digital Repository is powered by DSpace and is open to anyone affiliated with Cornell University (faculty, staff, students, or groups/organizations) as a place to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute materials in digital formats that may be useful for educational, scholarly, research or historical purposes.
This collection contains digitized copies of audio and video interviews conducted with mathematicians by Eugene Dynkin. It also contains biographical information and photos of these prominent mathematicians. Outside of mathematics and biographical information about the interviewees other topics include the Cold War, politics, and religion. Interviewees include, Georgy Adelson-Velsky, Sergey Artemov, Martin Barlow, Yuri Berest, David Brydges, Erhan Cinlar, Kai Lai Chung, Harold Coxeter, Harald Cramer, Yuri Daletskii, Donald Dawson, Persi Diaconis, Jean Dieudonne, Roland Dobrushin, Monroe Donsker, Joseph Doob, Aryeh (Aria) Dvoretsky, Richard Durrett, Beno Eckmann, Mikhail Ershov, Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Igor Evstigneev, Neil Falkner, Dominique Foata, Hans Föllmer, Mark Freidlin, Gregory Freiman, Andrei Gabrielov, Alexander Ganago, Adriano Garsia, Ronald Getoor, Simon Gindikin, Joseph Glover, Mikhail Gordin, Maria Gordina, Leonard Gross, Theodore Harris, Andrzej Hulanicki, Yulij Ilyashenko, Ian Iscoe, Kiyoshi Ito, Grigory Kabatiansky, Mark Kac, Victor Kac, Abram Kagan, Vadim Kaimanovich, Fridrikh Karpelevich, Anatole Katok, Svetlana Katok, Aron Katsenelinboigen, David Kendall, Wilfrid Kendall, Harry Kesten, Yuri Kifer, Alexandre Kirillov, Sergei Kitaigorodskii, Andrey Kolmogrov, Jean-Louis Koszul, Sergei Adamovich Kovalev, Klaus Krickeberg, Nicolai Krylov, Sergei Kuznetsov, Evgenii Landis, Jean-Francois Le Gall, Leonid Levin, John Lewis, Hans Lewy, Bernard Maisonneuve, Mikhail Malyutov, Benoit Mandelbrot, Moshe Marcus, Grigory Margulis, Gisiro Maruyama, Mikhail Menshikov, Paul Andre Meyer, Andrey Minchenko, Robert Minlos, Boris Mityagin, Stanislav Molchanov, Minoru Motoo, Solomon Movshovich, Masao Nagasawa, Elena Nogina, James Norris, Arkady Onishchik, Steven Orey, Yuri Orlov, Alexey Ovchinnikov, Kalyanapuram Parthasarathy, Narahari Umanath Prabhu, Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro, Alexandra Raskina, Leonard ("Chris") Rogers, Jay Rosen, Murray Rosenblatt, Boris Rosenfeld, Boris Rozovsky, Alfred Renyi, Alexander Shapiro, Lawrence Shepp, Albert Shiryaev, Emmanuil Shnol, Mikhail Shubin, Anatoliy Skorokhod, James Snell, Mark Spivakovsky, Daniel Stroock, Michael Taksar, Samuel Taylor, Alexander Teplyaev, Vladimir Tikhomirov, Gerhard Tintner, Andrei Toom, Boris Trakhtenbrot, Vladimir Uspenskiy, Robert Vanderbei, Leonid Vaserstein, Anatoly Vershik, Ernest Vinberg, Victor Volkonsky, Alexander Voronel, Nikita Vvedenskaya, John Walsh, Shinzo Watanabe, Joe Watkins, Benjamin Weiss, Alexander Wentzell, David Williams, Akiva Yaglom, Sofya Yanovskaya, Kosaku Yoshida, Alexander Yushkevich, and Vladimir Zolotarev.
Digital reproduction of accounts, broadsides, correspondence, estimates, memoranda, maps, newspaper clippings, and other papers held in the Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscripts.
"Archivists prepare guides to archival and manuscript collections called finding aids. These typically contain a prose description of the collection and the person or organization that produced it, as well as a list of the contents that tells users how the collection is structured and where to find particular materials in it." The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections and the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives have finding aids for several thousand of their archival and manuscript collections. This web site allows the user to search the finding aids or to view an alphabetical list of those held by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections or the Kheel Center.
Food policy for developing countries : the role of government in global, national and local food systems
This program aims to strengthen university training in policy analysis for the food systems, with emphasis on developing countries, using a social entrepreneurship approach.
Motion studies conducted by Frank B. Gilbreth were undertaken to analyze the efficiency and productive capacity of industrial workers. Photographs were made as single prints, in stereo, or as time series recording component operations which constitute a larger process. Images included in the collection document research techniques, equipment, and operations under analysis. ca. 1913-1917.
Friend of Man is one of the most significant and little studied newspapers documenting early anti-slavery and other reform movements. The periodical is of special significance because with the exception of religion, scholars know little about the resources of social movements in rural areas such as Central New York, where Friend of Man was published.
A database of 2500 illustrations of Louis Agassiz Fuertes, a native of Ithaca, New York and the nation's most notable ornithological painter since Audubon. Database also includes an exhibit based on the journal he kept during the 1899 Harriman Alaska expedition.
GloPAD (Global Performing Arts Database) records include authoritative, detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world, plus information about related pieces, productions, performers, and creators.
HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Published between 1850 and 1950, these titles were selected by teams of scholars for the great historical importance they hold. The full text of these materials, as well as bibliographies and essays on the wide array of subjects relating to Home Economics, are all freely accessible on this site.
The online file contains digital images of paintings, drawings, architectural drawings, decorative art, photography, and prints held at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and collected for this site by the Cornell University Digital Image Collections. Offers access to individual images as well as information about artists and their works. The project will continue to collect images of the over 27,000 works housed in the museum, eventually adding representations of sculpture and other holdings.
The Cornell Hip Hop Collection features more than 500 party and event flyers ca. 1977-1984. This is the largest known institutional collection of these scarce flyers, which have become increasingly valued for the details they provide about early Hip Hop culture. Created entirely by hand, well before widespread use of design software, these flyers preserve raw data from the days when Hip Hop was primarily a live, performance-based culture in the Bronx. They contain information about early Hip Hop groups, individual MCs and DJs, promoters, venues, dress codes, admission prices, shout outs and more. Celebrated designers, such as Buddy Esquire ("The Flyer King") and Phase 2, made these flyers using magazine cutouts, original photographs, drawings, and dry-transfer letters.
Historic glacial images of Alaska and Greenland : from the Ralph Stockman Tarr expeditions (1896; 1905-1911)
Cornell professor Ralph Stockman Tarr (1864-1912) and his students and collaborators organized several expeditions to glaciated areas in Greenland and Alaska. We are in the process of digitizing approximately 2,000 photographs from these expeditions. Because glaciers are a dynamic landform, especially given current climate change, it is interesting to compare these historic photographs with more recent ones to document their changes over time.
A collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from the mathematics field. These monographs were brittle and decaying and in need of rescue.
Includes documents that pertain to the legacy of Marx and Freud (but also Lenin and Lacan) in Latin America.
The Hive and the Honeybee consists of the full text of books from the Phillips Collection, chosen by a team of scholars for their historical importance and usefulness to beekeepers today.
This Web site provides a database of selected images and information from the records of the College of Home Economics. The photographs are organized by general subjects: Resident Teaching; International, National, State, and Local Public Relations; All-College Activities; Administration and Personnel; Departments and Divisions; Buildings and Equipment; History of the College; and Miscellaneous. Within any particular general subject category, there are more specific topics, e.g. "Resident Teaching" includes "Students and Student Life", "Homemaking Apartments", and "Apartment Babies". Descriptive information is provided for each image. Additional photographs may be found in this collection and in other holdings of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
One of the largest collections of books and manuscripts of its kind, the Huntington collection contains extensive materials documenting the history, culture, languages, and arts of the native tribes of both North and South America. Contemporary politics and human rights issues are also important components of the collection.
Full text of a selection of 91 books from the Huntington Free Library Native American Collection representing the various genres in the collection.
Icelandic and Faroese photographs of Frederick W.W. Howell : with additional photographs of Iceland by Henry A. Perkins and Magnús Olafsson
Photographs of Icelandic and Faroese landscapes, farmsteads, towns and people, held in the Fiske Icelandic Collection of Cornell University Library.
This is a growing collection of images from the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. Images are drawn from a variety of rare book collections, as well as the University Archives and other manuscript collections.
This collection consists of digitally reproduced images of paper maps from the Cornell University Library's Map Collection. Included are maps from locations around the world, ranging in date from the nineteenth century to the present.
Previously released as "Women Studies Archives : international women's periodicals online," published by Primary Source Media.
Covers a variety of topics on the history of women. Historical women's periodicals provide an important resource to scholars interested in the lives of women, the role of women in society and, in particular, the development of the public lives of women as the push for women's rights--woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, for example--grew in the United States and England. This Web site provides access to the full text of some of the most significant and least-widely held women's periodicals produced from the middle of the nineteenth century through the 1920s.
Famously closed to most foreign contact from the 1620s through the 1850s, early modern Japanese nevertheless had a great curiosity about cultures and events beyond their shores, and fed this interest through limited exchange with the Chinese and Dutch at the port of Nagasaki. This collection of books and maps from the Rare and Manuscript Collection of Cornell University Library includes materials on Dutch learning; the introduction, prohibition and re-introduction of Christianity in Japan; Japan's late 16th century war with Korea; depiction of events in 19th century China; and the clash of cultures when Japan was opened for international trade.
Theater -- puppet and kabuki plays in particular -- formed the nexus of Japanese popular culture in the early modern period. On the stage, townspeople found an expressive outlet for their values, hopes, fears and frustrations, depicting encounters between star-crossed lovers, heroes and villains, the familiar and supernatural realms in colorful melodramas that drew from legend, fantasy and (although forbidden) contemporary event. Action on the stage influenced many forms of popular literature, and through single sheet prints, the visual culture of the period. Through a combination of books from the Rare and Manuscript Collection of Cornell University Library and single sheet prints from a private collection, this collection documents the roles of theater in literature, visual culture and daily life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The John Clair Miller Collection is comprised of photographs, drawings, plans and elevations of executed projects and competitions that the architect undertook between 1962 and 2007. Projects include the Church of the Holy Spirit (1965), the Sagan Residence (1972), and the Malott Hall Addition (1975). Also included in this collection are his collage works composed of international ephemera.
Photograph collections in the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives include approximately 350,000 images on film, paper, glass, and other media. The collected materials, which are largely from the 20th century, were gathered by labor unions, management organizations, arbitrators, and theorists, and provide evidence of labor relations which may be difficult to glean from other sources.
Kinematic models for design digital library : an open access, multimedia resource for learning & teaching about kinematics and the history & theory of machines : geometry of pure motion Kinematic models for design digital library : an open access, multimedia resource for learning & teaching about kinematics and the history & theory of machines : geometry of pure motion
The Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library (KMODDL) is an open access, multimedia resource for learning and teaching about kinematics ¡ the geometry of pure motion ¡ and the history and theory of machines. KMODDL is a pedagogical space designed for use by teachers and researchers, as well as students at a range of educational levels, and other learners, young and adult. The core of KMODDL is the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms at Cornell University, which comprises more than 200 models developed by Franz Reuleaux (1829-1905), the founder of kinematics, for teaching and researching the principles of mechanical motion. KMODDL provides online access to the Reuleaux Collection via still and interactive moving images and descriptions of the models, as well as computer simulations, tutorials, and related full-text documents.
The Knight Visual Resources Collection contains digital images that support instruction at Cornell University. It includes a broad range of images of art including art history, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, material culture, maps, and other documentary material.
Liberian Law contains documents dealing with the creation of the nation of Liberia and the laws enacted at its foundation. These materials include the Constitution and the Laws of the Commonwealth going back to the Colonization Society.
The locale Collection contains conference proceedings and newsletters that have not been commercially published and therefore tend to be difficult to locate in print or electronic form. The collection focuses on materials of importance to the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE).
Digital versions of selections from Cornell University Library's collection. Features monograph volumes and journal articles published in the nineteenth century. Focuses on the major journal literature of the period, ranging from general interest publications to those with more targeted audiences such as agriculture. Links to the University of Michigan's collection by the same title.
"The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the Antebellum period through Reconstruction. A joint effort of the University of Michigan and Cornell University, the database is housed on two servers, one at Cornell and one at Michigan. At this writing, MOA contains 1.5 million pages from 19th century monographs and journals. According to the site, particular strengths of the Michigan collection are education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology, while Cornell focuses mainly on digitizing general interest periodicals. The sites are comprised of pages scanned from the original volumes using Optical Character Recognition software, and are full-text searchable and accessible through screen reader software. The collections can be searched using limiters, proximity operators, material types and time periods. It is also possible to browse by journal title and volume or article title and author. Both sites also feature excellent help guides. Given the wide variety of resources, MOA is useful for upper-elementary through graduate school study"--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2003," RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2003; reviewed Apr. 12, 2003.
Medieval Philosophy and Theology is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of original articles in all areas of medieval philosophy, including logic and natural science, and in medieval theology, including Christian, Jewish, and Islamic. Coverage extends from the Patristic period through the neoscholasticism of the seventeenth century. Beginning with volume 12 the journal will be publishing new issues exclusively in digital format. New and all back issues of the journal are available here on an open-access basis.
Includes Frederick W. Taylor, Henry S. Dennison, Midvale Steel Company site, buildings, surrounding areas, executives, offices, workers, train shipments, dining areas, laboratories, steam hammers, scientific management processes, medical services, steel working processes, munitions production, etc.
"Mysteries at Eleusis: Images of Inscriptions", a digital collection of approximately 800 images from the sanctuary of the Eleusinian Mysteries, at Eleusis, a town belonging to Athens. "The Mysteries", as they were officially called, are usually recognized today, as they were in ancient times, as one of the most important religious cults in ancient Greece. The images currently available are derived from photographs by Professor Kevin Clinton (Department of Classics). The digital collection is one of the largest contributions to a worldwide effort to make available on the Internet both texts and images of all ancient Greek and Latin documents on stone.
This collection of school textbooks from Nepal has been assembled by Cornell's Professor of Anthropology Kathryn March over the last 30 years or so. Because the textbooks are fragile imprints on highly acidic paper, it has not been possible to add them to the circulating collection. Their use has been limited to students and visitors to Prof. March's office. In recent years South Asian textbooks have become objects of increasing interest to academics in many fields, due to both political developments and changing trends in research and interpretation. We expect the Nepali textbooks to be of interest to scholars in the politics, language/linguistics, sociology, religious studies, agricultural and international economic development studies, and of course, education. They are visually interesting, part of everyday and popular culture, and ripe for application to timely academic problems in virtually any field. The collection consists of some 200 books produced by the Government of Nepal and we thank the Ministry of Education for granting permission to make these textbooks freely available online. This project funded by the College of Arts & Sciences and coordinated by Cornell University Library, was developed by the Arts & Sciences Visual Resources Advisory Group.
Presents a series of digitized historical aerial photographs of the State of New York from the Cornell Institute for Resource Information Systems.
The New York State Historical Literature is a collection of selected monographs, pamphlets and other material with expired copyrights chosen from the Cornell University Library's extensive collection of New York State literature. These were materials that were brittle and decaying and in need of rescue.
This is a collection of “persuasive” cartography: maps intended primarily to influence the opinion of the viewer -- to send a message -- rather than to communicate geographic information. The collection reflects a variety of persuasive tools: allegorical, satirical and pictorial mapping; selective inclusion or exclusion; unusual projections, graphics and text; and intentional deception. Maps in the collection address a wide range of messages: religious, political, military, commercial, moral and social.
Project Euclid is a joint effort by Cornell University Library and Duke University Press; this not-for-profit online publishing service provides access to journals, monographs, and conference proceedings in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid is designed to address the unique needs of low-cost independent and society journals. Through a collaborative partnership arrangement, these publishers will join forces and participate in an online presence with advanced functionality, without sacrificing their intellectual or economic independence or commitment to low subscription prices. Full-text searching, reference linking, interoperability through the Open Archives Initiative, and long-term retention of data are all important components of the project. New features include improved searching, citation exports, publisher landing pages, mobile optimization, print-on-demand purchasing, customized e-mail alerts, and access indicators for all content.
Cornell University Library's web site on issues of race, ethnicity and religion, a web-based project for facilitating informed study and discussion on issues related to race, ethnicity and religion on the Cornell campus and in the United States.
Cornell's Rāgamālā collection consists of some 4000 photographs Klaus Ebeling took between 1967 and 1972 as he visited museums and private collections all over the world working on Ragamala painting. Fifty years later the slides were gifted to Cornell, thanks to musicologist Joep Bor. The Ebeling collection is among the world's great assemblages of images in this genre. There have been numerous subsequent studies of regional traditions of rāgamālā painting -- Ebeling's collection includes them all.
The Regmi Research Series dates back to 1969 when MC Regmi began translating many of the most important historical documents pertaining to Nepal's law, government, society, politics and economics.
Under the sponsorship of The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art serves as a research repository of new media art and resources. The curatorial vision emphasizes digital interfaces and artistic experimentation by international, independent artists. Designed as an experimental center of research and creativity, the Goldsen Archive includes materials by individual artists and collaborates on conceptual experimentation and archival strategies with international curatorial and fellowship projects. Named after the pioneering critic of the commercialization of mass media, the late Professor Rose Goldsen of Cornell University, the Archive was founded in 2002 by Timothy Murray to house international art work produced on CD-Rom, DVD-Rom, video, digital interfaces, and the internet. Its collection of supporting materials includes unpublished manuscripts and designs, catalogues, monographs, and resource guides to new media art.
SagnaNet : íslenskar fornbókmenntir : myndir af handritum og bókum sem gefnar voru út fyrir árið 1901 = Icelandic medieval literature : images of manuscripts and books published before 1901
A database of the National and University Library of Iceland and the Fiske Icelandic Collection, Cornell University Library in association with the Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland, of digital images contains ca. 250,000 manuscript pages and ca. 150,000 printed pages. Covers the Icelandic family sagas (Íslendingasögur), the sagas of (chiefly Norwegian) kings (konungasögur), chivalric romances (riddarasögur) and the indigenous Icelandic epic form called rímur, among other texts.
Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets donated to Cornell University by abolitionist and humanitarian Samuel J. May. Covers the anti-slavery struggle at local, regional, national, and international levels during the ante-bellum and Civil War periods in America. Includes essays, sermons, speeches, court proceedings and decisions, etc. Most pamphlets are anti-slavery, but some are pro-slavery. Topics include arguments for and against slavery; the relation of slavery to Biblical teachings; history of slavery around the world, and especially in the United States; the question of whether new American states should be required to give up slavery before joining the Union; the status of fugitive slaves, and whether states harboring them should be required to return them to their former owners; the slave trade and its economic supports, such as the sugar trade; and the organization, principles, and functioning of anti-slavery societies. Activities of churches and women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Contributors include Gerrit Smith, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, the American Anti-Slavery Society, the New England Anti-Slavery Convention, the Edinburgh Ladies' Emancipation Society, and many others.
The Anthropology Collections at Cornell University trace their origins to the founding of the university as "an institution where any person could find instruction in any study." This required a museum and collections to support student and faculty scholarship, and objects that were part of the original University Museum remain in the anthropology collections today, augmented by additions to enhance teaching and research possibilities. Today the full collections consist of over 20,000 objects, covering the full course of human history from the Lower Paleolithic to the present. These selections from the anthropology collections include approximately 1000 items, chosen to provide access to some of our more interesting materials and to materials that are not commonly available otherwise. These include archaeological materials (Danish Neolithic and European Bronze Age tools; prehistoric Amazonian ceramics; Precolumbian textiles from Peru; a collection excavated from a slave cabin in Georgia) and ethnographic collections (early 20th-century Filipino pieces, collected by missionaries and soldiers; Yir Yoront (Australian aboriginal) items and Hmong (Thailand) clothing and textiles, collected by Lauriston Sharp; Ndembu (Zambia) masks and costumes, collected by Victor and Edith Turner).
The Data Papers were published by the Cornell University Southeast Asia Program from 1950 through 1982 as a means to foster research and broadcast original scholarship related to an emerging academic field, Southeast Asian Studies. This series includes dictionaries, annotated translations of significant works, fieldwork reports, bibliographies, and historical analyses of important social and political developments in Southeast Asia. The volumes record a wealth of immediate information and, at the same time, reflect the evolution of an exciting and challenging field of study.
Southeast Asia Visions, a collection of European travel accounts of pre-modern Southeast Asia from Cornell University Library's John M. Echols Collection. The site provides online access to more than 350 books and journal articles written in English and French. The works in the collection were selected for the quality of their first-hand observations and, together, provide a comprehensive representation of Southeast Asia. Along with their narratives, these accounts include some 10,000 images, drawings, photographs, prints and maps, many of them in color. The objectives of this project are both to meet the curricular needs of courses taught at Cornell University and to make these texts and images accessible via the Internet to students and scholars worldwide. It presents scholars an excellent opportunity to look anew at pre-modern Southeast Asia.
This is a collection of correspondence and other papers relating to Robert S. Stevens' work as manager of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway and the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, and to his investments in Kansas lands. This collection is dated from 1805 - 1899. This collection is available in scanned images and PDF form and can be searched by full text, author and title.
The John Reps Urban Explorer Collection documents planning practices and responses to urban issues from 15 countries. Taken and gathered on globe-spanning travels undertaken by Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning Emeritus Professor John W. Reps from 1958 onwards, the collection's 1,355 photographs, plans, and aerial images have been composed to support and advance instruction and research on the history of urban planning and comparative international or domestic spatial development, and to celebrate Emeritus Professor Reps's pioneering contribution to the field.
USDA Economics and Statistics System contains reports and datasets from the economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Most reports are text files that contain time-sensitive information. Most data sets are in spreadsheet format and include time-series data that are updated yearly.
Cornell's University Archives holds the documents produced by thirteen years (1952-1965) of collaboration between North American social scientists and some 360 peasant households in the northern Peruvian highlands. This page covers four documentary sets: scanned images of paper files that illuminate critical variables of cultural change in the region; some 2,000 images, selected from a much larger cache of analog prints and negatives; the guide to collection, held in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections; and an associated website, Vicos: a Virtual Tour.
VIVO (not an acronym) brings together in one site publicly available information on the people, departments, graduate fields, facilities, and other resources that collectively make up the research and scholarship environment in all disciplines at Cornell. Search VIVO for information about faculty, departments and research units, undergraduate majors, graduate fields, courses, research services and facilities --- anything related to academic and research pursuits at Cornell. The VIVO project was initiated and resides in the Cornell University Library. Technology development and disciplinary content entry are directed by appropriate subject experts in the Library, who are also part of the VIVO project team.
Waguih Ghali was a Coptic, Anglophone Egyptian writer, best known for his novel Beer in the Snooker Club (1964). Fearing political persecution, Ghali spent his adult years living in exile in Europe. Waguih Ghali writes critically and compellingly about what has come to be known as the post-colonial condition. His writings reflect a distinctly cosmopolitan vision.
Willard Straight worked in Korea as a Reuters correspondent during the Russo-Japanese War and as a U.S. diplomat. He sketched Japanese and Russian soldiers and Korean people, and took numerous photographs of landscapes, urban scenes, cultural phenomena, historic events and people (both common and noble). Approximately 177 of his drawings, photographs and postcards comprise a remarkable collection that offers a rare example of western perspectives on Korea during the early 20th century.