Huntington Free Library

Huntington Free Library's Native American Collection

The Huntington Free Library's Native American Collection was transferred to Cornell University on June 15, 2004 from its former home in the Bronx, New York. One of the largest collections of books and manuscripts of its kind, the Huntington collection contains outstanding materials documenting the history, culture, languages, and arts of the native tribes of both North and South America. Contemporary politics and human rights issues are also important components of the collection, which places Cornell in the top ranks for research in American Indian and Indigenous Studies in the nation. It contains more than 40,000 volumes on the archeology, ethnology, and history of Native peoples of the Americans from the colonial period to the present.

"The collection provides enormously rich materials for teaching and research and will enable us to attract outstanding scholars from across the hemispheres," says Jane Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora), the former Director of the AIISP. She adds, "Student opportunities to conduct original research with primary documents will be unprecedented.” For more information visit their website.