About Us

Welcome to Special Collections!

We invite you to explore Princeton University’s rare books, manuscripts, and archives, which include the Cotsen Children’s Library, the Scheide Library, and the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, home of the University Archives and Public Policy Papers. We look forward to helping you engage with our holdings, which span five continents over five millennia and include items of global and cultural significance. We aspire to be active and creative partners in the interpretation of these documents by providing you with as much access to our materials as possible and by engaging with you to develop innovative forms of pedagogy and research. We hope you will be able to visit us soon. Please feel free to Ask a Question in the meantime!

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Typography playing cards

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Solingen = The City of Blades

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Borderbus by Juan Felipe Herrera