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Cornell University Library: Empowering the Mind.
Cornell University Library: Empowering the Mind.

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Best wishes to Elaine Engst, Peter J. Thaler University Archivist, on her retirement. We will miss you, Elaine!
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Sarah Eckert Bernstein, Resident Costume Designer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, created this dress as one of the “150 Events” for the Sesquicentennial. She collaborated with Lisa Boquist, Costume Shop Supervisor and Claire Roberson ’15 who played the role (pictured in A.D. White Library).

The project was meant to show what an early female student would have looked like around 1872 to 1874. According to the Cornell University website for the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections 2007 exhibition “I Would Found an Institution” The Ezra Cornell Bicentennial, in 1872 the trustees officially voted to accept women, which meant that they could count on receiving credit for their studies, and around that time planning and work began on Sage College for Women. Sarah wanted to call attention to the difference in the everyday lives of young women at that time compared to our own through the difference in costume and movement, giving just a glimpse of what they had to negotiate and to celebrate their fortitude in surmounting obstacles while pursuing their degrees.

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Thank you to the Cornell LGBT Resource Center for recognizing our Human Sexuality Collection and all our contributions to a more inclusive campus climate. We are proud to continue in our day the passionate and progressive traditions begun by the first Cornell Librarian, Willard Fiske.
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Celebrate Charter Day with us: http://bit.ly/1DIq7jK ​

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See the document that started it all: Cornell’s original charter, on display at the Library this weekend! #TBT #Cornell150
 
Celebrate Charter Day with us: http://bit.ly/1DIq7jK ​
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You only turn 150 once!

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Grace Griswold -- inventor of one kind of mothball -- at work in a Cornell lab, 1922.

Griswold received a Ph.D. in zoology in 1925 and continued studying household insects at Cornell. ‪#‎TBT‬ ‪#‎Cornell150‬

Celebrate Cornell's history with us! http://bit.ly/1DIOCe0
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Our newest exhibition showcases rare dictionaries, including the first Chinese-English dictionary (autographed by its compiler, Robert Morrison).

Check it out: http://bit.ly/1NCUGxP
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Costumed students at the Beaux Arts Ball, 1949. ‪#‎Cornell150‬ ‪#‎TBT‬

The College of Architecture began holding these dances in 1919; read all about it online: http://bit.ly/1aqUik6

Celebrate Cornell's history with us! http://bit.ly/1DIOCe0
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