Ornithology Manuscript Collections in the
Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
Use of the Manuscript Collections
All collections are available for research use in the Division's reading room, located
on Level 2B of the Carl A. Kroch Library. Some individual collections, however, may have
specific restrictions. Material does not circulate, but selected items may be photocopied.
Under appropriate security conditions the department will lend material for display at
Cornell and at other institutions. About two-thirds of the holdings are stored in an annex
facility. For this reason advance appointments are desirable.
Bibliographic access to manuscript collections housed at Cornell is through Cornell Library's Online Catalog and
nationally through the archival and manuscripts control (AMC) file of the Research
Libraries Information Network (RLIN). Most manuscripts are cataloged at the collection
level, and the cataloging records do not contain complete, item level descriptions of
every letter, postcard, photograph, text, other document the collection contains. Guides,
or indexes to many of the manuscript collections may be consulted in the Reference Room of
the Rare and Manuscript Division in Kroch Library. Increasingly, guides also may be
accessed online through the RMC Web site.
Online guide developed from:
Ornithology Collections in the Libraries at Cornell University: A Descriptive Guide
Revised Edition, 1999
Ithaca, New York
� 1999 Cornell University Library
Webpage last revised: 6/10/99 by jfc & clsb.