© 2014 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University
Cornell University Library records,
111.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial documents, printed material.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell
Correspondence relating to the development and
administration of the library, general administrative files, administrative files of
Librarians, financial records, statistical
reports, and grant files.
Collection material in English
Correspondence relating to the development and administration of the library, general
administrative files, administrative files of Librarians Otto Kinkeldey and Stephen
McCarthy, financial records, statistical reports, and grant files. Also, records
pertaining to the construction of the John M. Olin Library, including correspondence
and reports of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Library Building Program; preliminary
drawings; architectural drawings and blueprints; booklets, brochures, and papers
relating to the dedication ceremonies; Library of Congress files, 1958-1986; ALA and
ARL files, 1949-1985; Collection Development and Management Project files and user
survey, 1978-1981; file relating to Cornell's decision to join RLG, 1978-1979;
scrapbook of clippings of events connected with the library, 1984-1990; results of a
poll of library employees, ca. 1975; files of the Librarian (primarily Louis Martin
and Gormly Miller) relating to departments in Olin Library including Circulation,
History of Science, Icelandic, Interlibrary Loan, Manuscripts and University
Archives, Maps, Microtexts, and Newspapers, the New York Historical Resources
Center, and Reference, 1968-1989.
RLG files include materials relating to BibTech, Conspectus, Shared Cataloging
Program, Preservation Committee, and Cultural Materials Alliance, ca. 1984-2006
Also recognition by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for
superior accomplishments, 1983; and Libraries at Cornell brochure, 1984.
Also, photo album of a 1990 visit by Asian dignitaries, a 1980 User Survey, a code
book of detailed work done by several departments (1891-1923) including special
collection bookplates, and slides and audiocassettes describing the library.
Also Excellence in Academic Libraries Award certificate from ACRL (Association of
College & Research Libraries) and library brochure.
Memorabilia includes pen used to sign an cooperation agreement with Tsinghua
University in China, 2009 and various ribbons, buttons, etc.
Files of Karen Calhoun on the Library's Models for Academic Support (MAS 2010)
project, 2002-2004; Library Management Team, 2001-2006; and Technical Services
Executive Group files, 1999-2006.
Kaser, David, 1924-
Kinkeldey, Otto, 1878-1966.
Martin, Louis E.
McCarthy, Stephen A. (Stephen Anthony),
Miller, J. Gormly.
American Library Association.
Association of Research Libraries.
Carl A. Kroch Library (Cornell University)
Cornell University. Libraries.
Cornell University. Library. Department of Rare
Cornell University. Library. Department of
Manuscripts and University Archives.
Library of Congress.
Research Libraries Group.
Cornell University register.
Academic libraries -- Administration.
Academic libraries -- Statistics.
Academic librarians -- New York (State) --