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Kroch Library Asia Collections

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The Asia Collections of Cornell University Library include the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, the South Asia Collection, and the John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia.  The collections also cover Asian American studies and Islam in Asia materials. Cornell is widely regarded as having one of the largest and most significant collections of Asian historical and literary materials in North America.  Housed in Kroch Library, the Asia Collections include reference books, periodicals, newspapers, microfilms and fiche, electronic resources, as well as two levels of book stacks.

Featured Collection

Karma Collection

Explore over 4,000 primary items in Kroch Asia’s Rare Materials Archive, including photographs, manuscripts, and periodicals.