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    The Princeton Print Club, May 28

    Graphic Arts Curator Julie Mellby will present an illustrated history of the Princeton Print Club, joined by Marilyn Kushner, New York Historical Society, who will talk about the explosion of interest in printing and print collecting at that time, and by Alexandra Letvin, from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, where they continue to circulate fine art prints to the students each semester as part of their Art Rental program.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Events & Workshops
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    Borrow Direct celebrates 20th anniversary

    Borrow Direct (BD), a patron-initiated lending service that allows loans of physical items between Princeton University Library (PUL) and twelve partner libraries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

    Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in General news
  • Deborah Schlein, Near Eastern Studies Librarian

    Deborah Schlein, Near Eastern Studies Librarian.

    Deborah Schlein joined Princeton University Library as the Near Eastern Studies Librarian in 2020. She received her PhD in 2019 from Princeton's Near Eastern Studies department, where she wrote her dissertation on the history of Graeco-Arabic medicine in Mughal and colonial India, focusing on the production and use of Arabic and Persian medical manuscripts. Prior to joining Princeton University Library, Deborah was a Provost's Postdoctoral Librarian Fellow at New York University. She is a senior fellow in the Andrew Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Meet Our Specialists
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    Now Online: 30-plus years of Sri Lankan activism

    A new Digital Princeton University Library (DPUL) collection,“Dissidents and Activists in Sri Lanka, 1960s to 1990s,” documents decades of activism in the South Asian country as advocates for change worked to escape the claims of rival ethno-nationalisms and build alternative political and development projects.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in General news
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    Inside the Hellenic Collections: The Greek War of Independence

    2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence and so provides a commemorative opportunity to again assess its nature and significance.

    Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Series: Inside the Hellenic Collections
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    Staff Profile: Bobbi Coffey, Finance Research Librarian

    Before joining Princeton University Library in 2017, Finance Research Librarian Barbara (Bobbi) Coffey spent over 30 years in the financial industry, in roles ranging from managing director of equity research to vice president of finance in a publicly traded internet company.

    Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 in General news
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    Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger (1862-1925): The unseen champion of Vincent Van Gogh

    In January of this year, Marquand Library acquired a catalogue of one of the earliest exhibitions of art by Vincent van Gogh following his death in July 1890.

    Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 in General news
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    Inside PUL: Preservation and Conservation gives new life to well-worn items

    Tucked away on the A Floor of Firestone Library, the Preservation & Conservation Department and its tight-knit staff are hard at work on repairing and conserving the various items that live in Princeton University Library’s (PUL) collections. While some of the staff are gingerly removing old glue from bindings, others are mending tears in pages, all in the name of ensuring PUL items are stable and accessible for years to come.

    Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in Series: Inside PUL
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    PUL leads the Ivy League in Latin American Indigenous languages materials

    According to a recent article published in College & Research Libraries (C&RL), Princeton University Library (PUL) ranks as the third academic library in the U.S. for holdings in Latin American Indigenous languages, behind Tulane University and the University of Texas. 

    Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Collections
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    Now online: Capturing Feathers, a virtual bird imagery exhibition

    A new digital Princeton University Library (PUL) exhibition explores the bird imagery in the Library’s Digital Repository and highlights the importance of birds as an indicator species, serving as one of nature’s primordial messengers of climate change.

    Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in General news