American Studies 2001, The First American University, Cornell History Collection, 2018.

Collection Number: 37-5-4350

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
American Studies 2001, The First American University, Cornell history collection, 2018.
Collection Number:
37-5-4350
Creator:
Cornell University. American Studies Department
Quantity:
3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs, Research materials, Scrapbooks
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Student scrapbooks documenting varied aspects of the Cornell University student experience.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

American Studies 2001 (AMST 2001) The First American University is a course taught by Cornell University historian Corey Ryan Earle, Class of 2007, that teaches the history of Cornell University and encourages students to document an aspect of past or present Cornell through the course assignments. The title of the course derives from educational historian Frederick Rudolph calling Cornell University "the first American university," referring to its unique role as a coeducational, nonsectarian, land-grant institution with a broad curriculum and diverse student body. In this course students explore the history of Cornell, with a focus on the pledge of Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White had to found a university where "any person can find instruction in any study." The course covers a wide range of topics and perspectives relating to the faculty, student body, evolution of campus, and important events and eras in Cornell history. Stories and vignettes provide background on the current university and its administrative structure, campus traditions, and the names that adorn buildings and memorials throughout campus. The course also offers a forum for students to address questions on present-day aspects of the university.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Material submitted by students in American Studies 2001 (AMST 2001) The First American University course at Cornell. Including scrapbooks documenting varied aspects of the Cornell University student experience.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University.
Cornell University
Cornell University -- Students.

Subjects:
Women college students -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.

Places:
New York (State) -- Ithaca

Form and Genre Terms:
Scrapbooks.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
American Studies 2001 The First American University Cornell history collection, #37-5-4350. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Scrapbooks
Spring 2018 Scrapbooks
Spring 2018
Box 1
Marissa Bray
Box 1
Michaela Brew
Box 1
Briar Brumley
Box 1
Freddie Buckholtz
Box 1
Vanzel Burnett
Box 1
Eric Cho
Box 1
Noah Chovanec
Box 1
William Chung
Box 1
Katherine Curtis
Box 1
Gabrielle Dewhurst
Box 1
Jonathon Gibson
Box 1
Danielle Grinberg
Box 3
Tati Guzman
Box 1
Mia Haller
Box 1
Meghan Hayden
Box 1
Arielle Hazi
Box 3
Amaris Janel Henderson
Box 3
Aubrey Hiebert
Box 1
Jerica Huang
Box 1
Chris Huber
Box 1
Matthew Indimine
Box 3
Samantha Kirsch
Box 1
Kavin Lam
Box 1
Catherine Lan
Box 1
Zachary Landzberg
Box 3
Charlie Liao
Box 1
Paulette Machuca
Box 1
Rebecca Merenbach
Box 1
Lauren Misage
Box 2
Anna Ractliffe
Box 2
Madeleine Roglich
Box 2
Clayton Sasaki
Box 2
Cameron Schultz
Box 2
Jaiden Singh
Box 2
Natasha Sinha
Box 2
Cara Smith
Box 2
Catherina Tan
Box 3
Ashley Ticzon
Box 2
Amanda Trang
Box 3
Katerina Weikert
Box 2
Grace Winant
Box 2
Alex Wong
Box 2
Melissa Zammitti
Additional material
Box 1
Scrapbook assignment sheet
Spring 2018