How to find Notable Cornellians

100 Most Notable Cornellians by Glenn C. Altschuler, Isaac Kramnick, R. Laurence Moore. Cornell University Press, 2003.

Early Cornell Engineering Inventors, 1880s-1950s - display in Engineering Library

Cornell Engineeing Inventors, 1966-1988 - display in Engineering Library

List of Cornell University Alumni, Wikipedia 

The Unofficial  (and slightly irreverent) Cornell University who's who, by Michael Turback

Corey Earle's AMST 2001 First American University Course

Primary Sources at Other Institutions

Other university have primary sources available online for student use. For example: