Fine Arts

American statesmen portrait collection, 1826-1900.   4.3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 45
Included are 933 engravings of American statesmen, including some broadsides, and 35 autographed letters.

Austin, William W. papers   9.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-20-2297
Subject files, diaries, and general correspondence pertaining to Austin's career. Also copy of his Ph.D. thesis, "Harmonic Rhythm in 20th-Century Music," from Harvard University, 1950; and files relating to his students including the composer Steve Reich.

Barboza, Anthony papers   6 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6839
Photographs and ephemera relating to jazz musicians, African-American artists, dancers, writers, and the New York Scene, 1970s-1990s.

Breakbeat Lenny Archive   2 linear feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8052
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   1.7 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 21-25-3736
This collection features art projects and assignments created in the studio and left behind by students.

Comic book collection   5000 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8033
Approximately 5,000 comic books published between 1984 and 2004.

Cornell and Ithaca concert and event programs   .5 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 37-7-3854
Includes general concerts at Ithaca High School and Cornell University.

Cornell University museum items   [no physdesc:quantity]

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 47-7-1948
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.

Cox, Sidney T. papers   2 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8427
Sidney T. Cox's files relating to his study of Verdi.

Dutch and French engravings (portraits and allegories)   0.3 cubic feet (approximately 89 items).

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8451
Engravings by various artists, depicting prominent individuals, including many clergymen and intellectuals, of western Europe in the 16th-18th centuries. Also, allegorical scenes, Biblical scenes, and decorative vignettes.

Evans, Clara T. bookplate collection   33 volumes (circa 3.5 linear feet) ;

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8027
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.

Fisbeck, Paul menu collection   .3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8418
Menus from restaurants with personal reminiscences from Mr. Fishbeck.

Grauer, Ben collection   1.3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8434
Collection consists of correspondence between French composers and musicians, mostly from the nineteenth century.

Grout, Donald Jay papers   46.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-20-998
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 A HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC and both editions of A SHORT HISTORY OF OPERA; notes and notebooks on "Early Opèra 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;" alphabetical correspondence file, correspondence with W. W. Norton.

Hamill, Janet archive,   12 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8062
The Janet Hamill Archive contains extensive materials that document the life and work of Janet Hamill.

History Of The Book And Printing Tools Collection   5 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6460
Printing equipment and supplies.

Hitchcock, Romyn papers, 1841-1900.   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2174
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   6.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-27-2648
Collection consists of slides, correspondence, and research materials of Claire Holt.

Ithaca movie industry photograph collection   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2959
Photographs of movie actors and actresses, movie sets in Ithaca, New York, scenes from movies and various public events in Ithaca.

Kahn, Peter papers   3 cubic ft.; 82 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-28-2920
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].   20 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4884
Primarily medieval and early modern documents representing different styles of handwriting.

Los Angeles punk collection   1.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8074
Archive of material from the Los Angeles punk scene assembled by a passionate music fan between 1982 and 1992.

MacNeil, Hermon Atkins papers   .4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2425
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, etc.

MacNeil, Hermon Atkins papers,1888-1966.   .4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2425
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 binding   11 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8045
Multi-volume sets in decorative bindings by standard authors.

McKenzie, Eleze collection of medieval manuscript leaves   3.5 Cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6931
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   3.1 cubic foot.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6834
Includes sketchbooks, production records, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, articles written by or about Musick.

New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media and Film Program records   19 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8230
Records from the Electronic Media and Film Program (EMF) and the Individual Artists Program (IND) include media field reports and surveys, files on organizations and individual artists, support for production, distributions, and organization, special projects files, film festival catalogs, Set in Motion records, books, reports, and other publications. Also includes media materials such as video, film, tape recordings, photographs, as well as digital files.

Parrish, Johnnie papers, 1979-1994   3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6570
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 collection   1 cubic foot.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6912
Art work and letters sent to the Prisoner Express program from people in prison in the United States.

Ragamala, Klaus Ebeling painting research collection,   3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8400
Research collection of photographic slides, publications, and notes on Ragamala painting.

Rave collection   5.2 cubic feet (approximately 8100 items).

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8068
Batch one consists of San Francisco Bay area rave cards and flyers. 118 items consisting of single sheets, variously folded leaflets, and a few pamphlets, almost all of them printed on paper or card stocks, two or there on acetate and ranging in size from 24mo to 4to, with the majority being 8vo. Some references include, Melville, Whitman, Sendak, Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss, Margaret Meade and rock posters of the 1960s.

Renew Media/Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships in New Media Art 2003-2004   16 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6673
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   10 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6852
Brochures, fliers, magazines, and publicity documenting shows in New York City art galleries.

Soyer, Raphael papers, 1949-1954.   288 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2566
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.   ca. 5 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6812
Broadsides, wine lists, prints, newspaper and magazine articles, menus, and other graphic materials relating to food and wine.

Zalis, Elayne video studies archive   8 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8231
Research and study materials related to Zalis’ academic work on the history and practice of video art at the University of Iowa and the Long Beach Museum. Includes many significant video artworks on video cassette, related bibliographies, and lists of significant video art production, study and distribution sources during 1980s and 1990s.


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