Collections

  • Posted on: Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 9:41am
     Written by Don Skemer, Curator of Manuscripts Pharaonic Roll, no. 5 (detail). Transformation spell, no. 86: Swallow perched on mummy.Princeton University Library's Special Collections is pleased to announce that ten Pharaonic rolls, written in Hieroglyphic and Hieratic script either on papyrus or...
  • Posted on: Friday, 12 July 2019 - 11:18am
     Steve Knowlton (left), Librarian for History and African American Studies, is currently building a collection of local historical sources from across the United States at PUL. In this photo, he is working with a student in the Firestone Library Thomas-Graham Reading Room. Photo by Shelley Szwast,...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 10:56am
    With over 100 volumes and 4,500 titles, a collection at Arthur Mendel Music Library (located in Woolworth Center) contains unique and decorative sheet music collected and bound together by individuals during the 19th century. A combination of mostly piano solo music and piano and vocal music in...
  • Posted on: Monday, 29 October 2018 - 12:17pm
    William Boulton Dixon. From the Class Reunion Books Collection, University Archives, Princeton University LibraryThis month marks the centenary of the death of William Boulton Dixon, a 1915 Princeton University alumnus whose name is on a unique memorial collection at Princeton University Library....
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 3:35pm
    Photo by Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library Written by Jessica Terekhov, graduate student in the Department of English A recent gift to the Princeton University Library opens a time capsule from the university’s remote past. At the dawn of America’s Revolutionary War,...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 9:26am
    Princeton University Library has begun a nearly comprehensive collection of current newspapers published for African American audiences.Photo by Steven Knowlton, Princeton University Library   Written by Steven Knowlton, Librarian for History and African American Studies Princeton University...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - 11:28am
      Written by Thomas Keenan, Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Librarian  Princeton University Library has assembled a collection of illustrated Soviet popular-song sheet music from the 1920s. The 180 pieces in this collection, all labeled as “published by the author,” are from the NEP (...
  • Posted on: Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:31am
    The papers of Argentine author and critic Ricardo Piglia, professor emeritus of the Princeton University Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, are now available for research at Firestone Library.  Regarded as one of the most significant Latin American contemporary authors,...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 10:21am
    Beloved early draft Toni Morrison Papers (C1491) Princeton University Library The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that the major portion of the Toni Morrison Papers (C1491), part of the Library’s permanent collections since 2014, is now open for research. The papers are located...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 1:40pm
    The Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera (http://lae.princeton.edu) is a steadily growing repository containing a previously unavailable subset of Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Collection as well as newly acquired materials being digitized and added on an ongoing basis....
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 2:31pm
    1914: War Breaks Out in Europe! Access to the online digitized pamphlets is through the finding aid for the collection. For additional information, please contact History Librarian Elizabeth Bennett or the Mudd Library.
  • Posted on: Monday, 2 December 2013 - 2:41pm
    The Taller de Gráfica Popular (known as TGP) was founded 1937 by the talented Mexican artists Leopoldo Méndez, Luis Arenal, and Pablo O'Higgins. The TGP became the first self-supporting art workshop in Mexico to create and publish their own work. Unidad obrera en torno al programa de Ruiz Cortines...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 9 April 2013 - 5:08pm
    "Annotated printed books in Firestone Library ... show just how richly rewarding it can be to examine the sparks that texts struck off from early readers. The study of printed books cannot be limited to their printed contents." -- Anthony Grafton. Ane detectioun of the duinges of Marie Quene of...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 10:49am
    Whether it is Washington, D.C. or Kandy, Sri Lanka, Library patrons may now plan their trips with Firestone’s Travel Guides collection. The collection is part of the popular Dixon Leisure Reading Collection and offers current Lonely Planet and Rough Guides travel titles to all areas covered by both...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 2 January 2013 - 12:00am
    The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the awarding of a NEH grant to support the creation of an open-access, research collection of avant-garde art, music and literary periodicals, 1848-1923, named after Vasily Kandinsky's painting Blue Mountain (Der blaue Berg, 1908-09,...