The Collection

Olin Library houses the majority of materials in American Indian Studies among disciplines such as history, archaeology, government, linguistics, literature, sociology, folklore, women’s studies, and others. Mann Library (physical and biological anthropology, rural sociology, education), Music, Fine Arts, Law, and other Cornell libraries also hold resources in American Indian Studies.

The Kroch Library Rare and Manuscript Division houses a strong American Indian History and Culture collection. In 2004, Cornell acquired the Huntington Free Library Collection-- vastly enriching its resources in American Indian materials. The circulating collection was incorporated into the larger collection in Olin Library and Kroch Rare and Manuscript Collections houses the non-circulating material.

The material that has been digitized is available in our Digital Collections Portal.

Image info: Edward S. Curtis. “Chaíwa. Tewa, Profile,”
from The North American Indian, Vol. XII,
The Hopi, 1922. Photogravure.

Land Acknowledgement

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.


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Maureen Morris
106 Olin Library