Acquisitions Highlights Archive

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Drive a LaSalle poster American Consumer Culture. Market research and American Business 1935-1965

Provides insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through the market research reports of Ernest Dichter.

The New York Times digital edition now available New York Times Digital Edition

Princeton faculty, students and staff can now access The New York Times Digital Edition through an Academic Site License provided by Princeton University Library. Register for an Academic Pass.

Drawing of Joseph Moxon Joseph Moxon. Mechanick exercises: or, the doctrine of handy-works [applied to the art of printing] 1683-1700

1st edition; earliest English manual about printing. Reveals technical information considered trade secrets by printers. First book published in England as a serial.

Jacques Archadelt. Il quinto libro di madrigali a quatro voci. 1544

Fifth book of madrigals for 4 voices by Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568), printed by Antonio Gardano in 1544. Incudes works by Arcadelt and others. Altus and Bassus parts.

Musical score sheet Annibale Padovano. Il primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci. 1564

First book of madrigals for 5 voices by Annibale Padovano (1527-1575), printed by Antonio Gardano in 1564. 20 madrigals for 5 voices; 4, for 4 voices. Canto, alto and quinto parts.

Cover of USSR in Construction USSR in Construction; SSSR na stroike; СССР на стройкe

Russian-language, domestic edition of the illustrated monthly USSR in Construction published from 1930-1941 and then for one more year in 1949.

Holzschnitte der Reyher'schen Buchdruckerey in Gotha

Gotha: Reyher Buckdruckerey, 1810. Printers sample book displaying woodcuts from the Reyher Printing House. This is the only copy in the U.S.

The First World War [Adam Matthew Digital]

Primary source documents on the personal experiences of men and women, recruitment, the development and dissemination of various forms of propaganda, women's war work, the Home Front and a broad array of international perspectives. 

World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow (Smithsonian Collections Online) [Gale]

Materials published between 1834-1940. Includes Books of the Fairs: Smithsonian Libraries holdings; world's fairs titles in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology and in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library.

Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry (Smithsonian Collections Online) [Gale]

This collection covers 1820-1926 and includes National Museum of American History Library Trade Literature Collection.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online [Gale]

Primary source collections of the 19th Century. Collections released include: British Politics & Society; Asia and the West; Europe & Africa; European Literature 1790-1840; British Theatre, Music & Literature; Photography; Science, Technology & Medicine; Children's...

PUNCH (and London Charivari) 1841-1992 [Gale]

Historical Archive

American Civil War Collection 1860-1922 (Readex)

American Antiquarian Society collection of 13,500 titles includes broadsides, lithographs, maps, monographs, pamphlets, photographs, political cartoons, and stereographs.

American Slavery Collection 1820-1922

American Antiquarian Society collection of 3,500 slavery and abolition titles includes books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera.

Classical Scores Library (Alexander Street Press)

Primarily in-copyright classical scores from major composers and editions; includes full, study, piano, and vocal scores.

Dance in Video (Alexander Street Press)

20th and 21st century dance. Includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from performers and companies

UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music (Alexander Street Press)

This collection of new content was recently added to Smithsonian Global Sound. Out of print since 2005, the collection of 125 albums, includes previously unreleased recordings, is published by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Images of the American Civil War (Alexander Street Press)

Contemporaneous photographs, posters, and ephemera presenting an historical account of the war—and a view of nineteenth-century America more broadly—from social, military, and political perspectives.

Cover of women a journal of liberation Independent voices [Reveal Digital]

Independent Voices is a four-year project to digitize over 1 million pages from the magazines, journals and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries. The inaugural product of Reveal Digital of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Roman de la Rose : manuscript, Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun

[France, dated in colophon on fol. 209r by scribe, Guillaume Charpentier], 2 October 1375. 1. fols. 1r-175v: Roman de la rose. 2. fols. 176v-209r: Le testament

Graphic of lion and bear from book Hoste da Reggio. Primo libro de madrigali a quatro uoci. 1547

First book of madrigals for 4 voices by Hoste da Reggio (Bartolomeo Torresano) (c. 1520–1569), printed by Antonio Gardano in 1547. Cantus, altus and bassus parts.

Cover of four color fear Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels (Alexander Street Press)

Adult comic books and graphic novels. Includes major works from international sources, from the first underground comix from the 1950s through to modern sequential artists; interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism.

Musical score sheet Vicenzo Ruffo. Il primo libro de madrigali cromatici a quatro voci. 1564

First book of madrigals (chromatic style) for 4 voices …by Vicenzo Ruffo (1508-1587), printed by Antonio Gardano in 1552. 33 madrigals. Cantus and tenor parts.