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A surprising number of digital images exist that document the Cornell University experience. Here are some traditional image resources and other digital resources that contain images.

Historic Cornell Images

Image: screen shot from homepage of Images from Cornell's Rare Book and Manuscript Collections database

The most significant resource for historic images of Cornell is Cornell's University Archives, housed in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Kroch Library. Quite a few of those images have been digitized and added the online collection:

  • Images from Cornell's Rare Book and Manuscript Collections
  • Campus artifacts, art & memorabilia  includes about 2000 plaques, pictures, sculptures, and other objects of artistic and historical interest located on the Cornell campus. It is based on the 1984 book "Contributions to Cornell History: Portraits and Memorabilia."
  • Ezra Cornell Papers: accounts, broadsides, correspondence, estimates, memoranda, maps, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating to Ezra Cornell, held in the Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscripts.
  • College of Human Ecology Photographs: Selected photographs and information from the records of the College of Home Economics at Cornell University.
  • Olin @ 50: Inspiration since 1961
  • Uris Library Historical Tour
    Focuses on Uris Library's history and showcases its noteworthy architecture, collections, and artwork.
  • The Trees of Cornell

    An exhibition in honor of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrated in 2020, and in celebration of Cornell's trees.

Cornell Today

For more contemporary images of Cornell, try:

University Photography Image Library


Image: flickr logo

flickr contains thousands of images of Cornell (the campus and events like Dragon Day).

CU Daily Sun

Cornell University Digital Archives