Kroch Rare and Manuscript Collections
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) is Cornell's principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials in history, literature, music, the arts, science, natural history, and technology (more info). These collections can be searched for using the Library Catalog. Some collections have finding aids. Visit or email RMC to discuss your research interests with archivists who typically have extensive familiarity with the collections.
Published guides to collections, archives, and libraries help identify and locate manuscripts. Print and online examples are listed below.
Techniques for browsing before you go to RMC
Search the Library Catalog with a term or two related to your topic, then apply either or both of these facets which will appear in the left of your search results: