The Cornell Local History Research Library and 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 more than 2,000 Tompkins County families, and 3,500+ books relating to the history of Tompkins County.
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 reviewed and downloaded below.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to see these collections in person, or if you are searching for a collection not listed here.