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WRIT 2100: Delve Deeper: Research Methods in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: A D White Library

Andrew Dickson White

Portrait bust of Andrew Dickson White by Franklin Simmons, ca. 1885. Andrew Dickson White Library,

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Andrew Dickson White was the first president of Cornell. The A. D. White library was built to house White's personal collection of 30,000 books. Today, it holds books about books, publishing and book collecting.

The Andrew Dickson White Library

Uris Library Historical Tour

Andrew Dickson White as a Book Collector

White's major piece of scholarship was A History of the Warfare of Science and Theology in Christendom, 1896. Available in electronic format through the Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.

Andrew Dickson White. The Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White. New York: The Century Co., 1905. Available in electronic format through Project Gutenberg: Vol. I Vol. II and through the Internet Archive: Vol. I, Vol. II.


ca. 1900

Andrew Dickson White Library, ca. 1900

Source: University Archives. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library

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