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Registration number 20061022O


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Cornell University are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Per pale Argent and Carnelian, an open book inscribed with the words "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study" proper, on a chief Or the shields of the Unites States of America and of New York State proper.


Source

History of Cornell Marks (August 2004)

Design rationale

The University Emblem is a shield containing elements designed to reflect the connection between the university, the State of New York, and the United States. The state and the nation are represented by their respective official shields or coats of arms—the nation’s shield, which appears in the upper left of the Cornell shield, contains 13 red and white vertical stripes, representing the original 13 colonies, topped with a solid bar of blue, representing the unifying force of the U.S. Congress; a portion of the state’s coat of arms, which appears in the upper right of the Cornell shield, includes commercial ships on the Hudson River, reflecting commerce and economic prosperity, with a bright sun shining on the surrounding landscape, implying bountiful resources. The Cornell Emblem also includes, on a field of carnelian and white, an open book with Ezra Cornell’s words, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”

Registered by

Michael Swanson

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Education, US, C

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