Cornell Bulletin and Freshmen Desk Books


Evan Earle and Eileen Keating, Rare and Manuscript Collections

Collection Type: 

Preservation Fund



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The Cornell Bulletin of the 19-teens was a newsletter published by female Cornell students that included information relevant to women undergraduates. Content often included announcements about student government, athletics, and other activities and events, as well as general student life.

The Freshman Desk book, also known as the Students’ Handbook, served as a quick reference of commonly needed information for an incoming student at Cornell. This included the academic calendar, information on campus, such as the library and athletic facilities, student organizations and student publications, and the administration. Also some information on campus traditions such as songs. Handbooks also contained information about the Ithaca area and advertisements for local businesses.