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Archives & Special Collections


This page contains information on various campus exhibits, museums, galleries, and other resources researchers may be interested in pursuing in addition to the archives.

Bowers Science Museum

The Bowers Science Museum is in Bowers Hall and contains various objects. In  2017 it was updated and features a giant interactive periodic table of elements; an ornithology exhibit featuring preserved passenger pigeons; and a mural that lets visitors “see” what the hills behind Bowers Hall looked like 17,000 years ago. For research questions, contact Christopher McRoberts in the Geology department at 607-753-2925 or Bowers Hall is #14 on the Campus Map.

Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House

The Parks Alumni House is located within the Historic District of downtown Cortland at 29 Tompkins Street, Cortland, N.Y. 13045. The Alumni House preserves many donated historical objects. For research questions please contact the Alumni House at; or 607-753-1561. Parks Alumni House is #6 on the Campus Map.

Dowd Gallery

The Dowd Fine Arts Gallery manages a collection of over 500 objects, primarily European and American works on paper dating from the 13th to the 20th century. For research questions contact the gallery at 607-753-4216 located at 106 Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace Cortland, NY 13045. Dowd is #9 on the Campus Map.

Rozanne Brooks Museum

The Rozanne Brooks Museum includes over 200 cultural objects. Most of these objects are on display physically in the museum, which is located in room 2126 Moffett Hall. Research questions should be directed toward Amanda Halliwell in the Sociology/Anthropology department at 607-753-2726 or Mofett Hall is #10 on the Campus Map.

Hall of Fame Room

The Hall of Fame Room is located in Park Center and preservers materials relating to Cortland's athletic legacy. The C-Club Hall of Fame was established in 1969 and includes approximately 300 members honored for their dedicated and significant contributions to Cortland's athletics. For research questions contact Fran Elia at Park Center is #42 on the Campus Map.

School of Education Photograph Exhibit

The School of Education collaborated with the College Archives to create an exhibit titled the Cortland Normal School through the Generations. This is in the Education Building just outside the Deans office, room  1239 in the atrium. The photographic exhibit details Cortland's early education history during the Cortland Normal School era. For information on the exhibit, view the mounted text panel. The Education Building is #20 on the Campus Map.

Campus Art & Commemorative Gifts

The Art & Commemorative Gifts inventory is tracked and maintained by Facilities Management. The inventory is useful in understanding the different locations of specific plaques, trees, and other dedications on campus.