Olin and Uris Libraries present regular exhibitions and displays throughout the year. Olin displays are outside the Map & Geospatial unit (level B), opposite the circulation desk (level 1), and outside the periodicals reading room (level 1). In Uris Library, exhibition cases are in the upper lobby and on the gallery level.
Wason Maps Collection 100th Anniversary
Olin Library, Level B
Cornell University Library officially began collecting books on East Asia in 1902 when it received special appropriations for this pursuit. The initial holdings were augmented by some 350 volumes of Chinese-language books donated to the library by the Chinese students at Cornell in 1912. Six years later Charles W. Wason gave his extraordinary collection to the Library.In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Wason Collection, Cornell University Library presents this selection of Wason maps. For more information on the Wason Centennial, please visit the exhibits on the first floor of Kroch Library, in the Olin Library elevator corridor, and at the Uris Library Gallery Level.
Summer's Yield: Projects from the Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities
Olin Library Level One, Uris Library Gallery Level, and Online
Each summer, the Cornell University Library and Society for the Humanities co-sponsor a fellowship in Digital Humanities for Cornell graduate students. The program offers handson experience in using digital tools for humanities research and scholarly communication, as well as exposure to a range of approaches and methodologies, and introductions to campus experts and practitioners. You can see the exhibition online here at exhibits.library.cornell.edu/summers-yield.
- Where in the World is My Book?
- Brownstones and Tudors: Two Eras in Brooklyn's Growth
- “The Heart of the University”: Where Any Person Can Find Answers to Any Question (2015)
- Book and Paper Conservation at Cornell (Uris Library)
- Reflecting on Identity: the 2014 Cornell New Student Read (Uris Library)
- Foreign Fields: Perspectives on the Great War (Olin Library, 2014)
- Land Use, Transit, and Urban Redevelopment Illustrated (1933-1972): A walk through twentieth century maps from Cornell’s Map Collection (Spring 2014)
- Parallax: Exploring Cornell Luminaries of Science Fiction (Olin Library, Fall 2013)
- When the Emperor was Divine (Uris Library, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
- Europe in the World: Perspectives on Communities, A Competition for Student Scholars (Olin Library, April – September 2013)
- Columbia or America: 500 Years of Controversy (Olin Library, Spring - Summer 2012)
- "One place to dwell...": Cornell Poets on Cornell & Ithaca (Olin Library, Spring - Summer 2012)
- Senator Justin S. Morrill, the Land-Grant College Act and Cornell: Opening the Doors of Education to “Any Person” (Olin & Uris Libraries, Summer-Fall 2012)
- Olin @ 50: Inspiration Since 1961 (Olin & Uris Libraries, Summer-Fall 2011)
- Uris Library Historical Tour
- Cornell's Icelandic Collections: Góð bók er gulli betri and World of the West Norse (Olin Library, Fall 2010)