The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials in history, literature, music, the arts, science, natural history, and technology.
Our collections include more than 500,000 printed volumes, more than 80 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media. We offer research and instruction services to support courses and scholarship, and host exhibitions that feature our collections. To learn more, see About Us.
We welcome researchers and visitors from around the globe. Please see Information for Visitors to plan your visit.
Current & Featured Exhibitions
On view October 3, 2019 to February 21, 2020, in the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery.
On view May 13. 2019 to January 15, 2020, in the Michael T. Sillerman ’68 Rotunda.