18th-century map offers new insight into colonial life in New York

  ITHACA, N.Y. – A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life. The manuscript, drawn by prominent Albany-based mapmaker and surveyor John Rutse Bleecker, is now part of the American history and culture […]

Ezra Cornell letter about Lincoln on display at library

WHAT:          A letter written by Ezra Cornell about meeting Abraham Lincoln on the eve of his first Inauguration to be displayed this week WHEN:         Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m WHERE:        Level 2B of the Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media […]

Rare Shakespeare plays on display to commemorate 450th birthday

WHAT:          To commemorate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Cornell is putting four folio editions of William Shakespeare’s plays on display. WHEN:          April 23, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE:        Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Level 2B of Kroch Library, Cornell University MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked […]