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MASK ANNOUNCEMENT

Welcome! The History Center is requiring that all visitors continue to wear masks inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture. Our visitors include young audiences and others who are unable to be vaccinated. We appreciate your respect and awareness in following our Health & Safety Protocols to keep all our visitors safe. 

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH FINDING AIDS

The Cornell Local History Research Library and Thaler/Howell Archives are located on the first floor of the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

Our collections contain nearly 100,000 photographs, over 1000 linear feet of archives, genealogy files for over 2,000 Tompkins County families, and 3,500+ books relating to the history of Tompkins County.

The Cornell Local History Research Library, named in honor of Ezra Cornell, is open to the public by appointment. The History Center’s research library serves casual browsers, scholars, school children, local historians, genealogists, and professional researchers. 

An in-person visit offers you the most professional assistance and archival access. However, if you cannot come to the library, some services can be accessed from a distance. Contact archives@thehistorycenter.net with questions. 

Our manuscript collections include finding aids, which are detailed box lists that describe the contents of each collection. They are critical introductions to the collections, and some of the many Finding Aids in The History Center's archives can be seen and downloaded below. 

Thanks to a year-long grant (2021-2022) grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation The History Center in Tompkins County has received generous funds to support the creation of more Archival Finding Aids from our archival collections. The list below will be added to regularly in the coming months as we complete these new additions.

Contact archives@thehistorycenter.net if you are searching for a collection not listed here. 

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Please credit The History Center in Tompkins County if you reference these materials elsewhere. Eg. "Sean Eversley Bradwell Collection V-64-7-4 courtesy The History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca New York."

Thanks to a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation The History Center in Tompkins County has received generous funds to support the creation of more Archival Finding Aids from our archival collections in 2021 and 2022. 

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

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Hours

Exhibit Hall Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm - CLOSED Sun-Tues

Cornell Local History Research Library & Thaler/Howell Archives - By appointment only. Please contact archives@thehistorycenter.net

Contact                                                     

Email: Refer to Contact page for individual emails, General inquiries to community@thehistorycenter.net

Phone: 607-273-8284

Web: thehistorycenter.net

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