History of Cornell
- Address: Carl Kroch Library
Elaine Engst, University Archivist
Laura Linke, Collections Assistant, Rare Manuscripts
General reference for the Kroch Library: 607-255-8199
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections: 607-255-3530
The University Archives has an extensive collection of University records, papers of faculty, staff, and alumni, and other memorabilia. (Donations accepted)
1865 Cornell University founded by Ezra Cornell
1867 University organized by Andrew Dickson White
1868 Opened for classes, enrollment 412
1872 First Ph.D. degree awarded, enrollment 539
A History of Cornell, Morris Bishop, 1962
The Cornell Campus, Kermit Parsons, 1968
Education and Agriculture, Gould Colman, 1963
A Growing College, Home Economics, ora Rose and Esther Stocks, 1969
A Cornell Heritage, Veterinary Medicine 1868-1908, Ellis Leonard, 1979
In The James Law Tradition 1908-1948, Ellis Leonard, 1982
The original faculty list, found in the first Cornellian,1870:
The Honorable Andrew D. White, LL.D.
Professor of History
Dean of the College of History and Political Science
Louis Agassiz, LL.D.
Professor of Natural History
Eli Whitney Blake, M. A., Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Industrial Mechanics
Dean of the College of Mechanic Arts
George C. Caldwell, B.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Agricultural Chemistry
Dean of the College of Agriculture
William Charles Cleveland, C.E.
Professor of Civil Engineering
James M. Crafts, B.S.
Professor of General Chemistry
Dean of the College of Chemistry and Physics
George William Curtis, M.A.
Professor of Recent Literature
Theodore W. Dwight, LL.D.
Professor of Constitutional Law
Evan W. Evans, M.A.
Professor of Mathematics
Dean of the College of Mathematics and Engineering
Willard Fiske, Ph.D., M.A.
Professor of North European Languages
John Stanton Gould
Professor of Mechanics
Charles Fred Hartt, M.A.
Professor of General, Economic and Agricultural Geology
James Law, F.R.V.C.
Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
James Russell Lowell, M.A.
Professor of English Literature
John L. Morris, B.A., C.E.
Professor of Practical Mechanics
Director of the Machine Shops
Albert N. Prentiss, M.S.
Professor of Botany, Horticulture and Arboriculture
William Channing Russel, M.A.
Professor of South European Languages
Associate Professor of History
Dean of the College of Languages
Charles A. Shaeffer, M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Mineralogy
Goldwin Smith, M.A., Oxon.
Professor of English History
Homer B. Sprague, M.A.
Professor of English Literature, Rhetoric and Oratory
Dean of the College of Literature and Philosophy
John L. Swift, M.A., M.D.
Professor of Microscopic Anatomy
Bayard Taylor, M.A.
Professor of German Literature
Albert Sproull Wheeler, M.A.
Professor of Ancient Languages
Joseph H. Whittlesey, Major U.S.A.
Professor of Millitary Science and Tactics
Burg G. Wilder, B.S., M.D.
Professor of Comparative Anatomy
Dean of the College of Natural Science
William D. Wilson, D.D., LL.D.
Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy
George Geddes, Esq., *
Professor of Agriculture
*named recived too late for regular classification
William E. Arnold, Major U.S.V.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Military Tactics
George Frederic Behringer, B.A.
Assistant Professor of German
T. Frederic Crane, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Spanish and German
Henry T. Eddy, B.A., Ph.B.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
James Morgan Hart, M.A., J.U.D.
Assistant Professor of French and German
William M. Howland, M.A.
Assistant Professor of French
Ziba Hazard Potter, M.A., M.D.
Assistant Professor of French
Lewis Spaulding, B.S.
Assistant Professor of Agriculture
Director of the Farm