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Mann Library

Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose

Mann Library has a proud heritage among the land-grant libraries of the United States with a collection of over 700,000 volumes, including more than 6,500 journal subscriptions. The combined strengths of Mann's printed books and journals and its state-of-the-art electronic library make it one of the nation's premier information resources for researchers, educators, and students in human ecology and nutrition.

Mann's holdings are especially strong in the areas of nutrition, family studies, and early childhood education. Other areas important to home economics study throughout the century are also well represented. The Library is the host for HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History), a national initiative to preserve the core historical literature of home economics.

For information about Mann Library’s holdings, contact Michael Cook, Head of Collection Development,  (607) 255 -7959,

Photo of Martha Van Rensselaer (r) and Flora Rose (l), co-directors of Cornell's College of Home Economics