Monday, October 26, 2015
Archives of Atlantic Philanthropies Given to Cornell Library
The archives of The Atlantic Philanthropies, among the world’s largest and most influential foundations, will be housed permanently at Cornell. The archives, which will serve as an important resource for philanthropists and historians, document roughly $8 billion in Atlantic grants over three decades – support that has transformed institutions, championed social causes and action, and set entire geographic regions on new trajectories.
Atlantic’s records will become part of Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC). A $4 million grant from the foundation – one of the largest gifts to the library in its history – will pay for cataloging, digitization and outreach for the massive collection, which measures around 2,000 cubic feet in its physical content alone. . .