subject description and guidelines
- Olin Library houses the core anthropology collection for Cornell University Library. The Department of Anthropology at Cornell offers courses of undergraduate and graduate studies in Sociocultural, Biological Anthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology. The library collections are focused on these areas with sociocultural and prehistoric archaeology collected primarily in Olin by the anthropology selector. Material related to human evolution and primatology is primarily collected at Mann Library. Area selectors in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe, are responsible for anthropological material in their specific region. The libraries for Music (ethnomusicology and dance), Fine arts, Engineering (paleontology) and Law (especially indigenous rights) also add to the Library’s store of anthropological materials.