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This Week in Princeton History for October 31-November 6

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a professor urges locals to vote for Abraham Lincoln, a woman attending a football game feels unsettled, and more.

The First American Edition of ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ (1767)

How do we know that Princeton’s recently acquired Dublin ‘fourth edition’ is indeed the first American edition of The Vicar of Wakefield?

This Week in Princeton History for October 24-30

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Cherokee students draw attention, answering machines are becoming popular, and more.

Cotsen Ghosties

Last Halloween season we took a stroll through our special collections pumpkin patch. Today, we're looking for ghosts! And we found them in this amazing optical illusion book titled Spectropia; or, Surprising Spectral Illusions.

This Week in Princeton History for October 17-23

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a U.S. president visits his student son, a building gets a name, and more. October 17, 1882—Sitting U.S.

Mysterious & Puzzling

It's truly a puzzler! Katie (and friends) test drove a Sherlock Holmes mystery jigsaw puzzle...deerstalker and pipe not included. Take it away Katie!

This Week in Princeton History for October 10-16

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Princeton has begun actively seeking Black applicants, a soldier reflects on the American Revolution, and more.

Black Shuck the Spectral Dog: A new Sighting in a Newbery?

The charming title of The Prettiest Book for Children, Being the History of the Enchanted Castle…Governed by the Giant Instruction (1770),  must have sent mixed messages to its readers, wrote Ida S. Simonson in a 1924 issue of Library Journal.

Ivy Dogs

Campus canines abound! Blog readers in the New Jersey area should definitely check out the Princeton 275 exhibit at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Curated by April C.

This Week in Princeton History for October 3-9

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, posting bills in Trenton gets four students arrested, F. Scott Fitzgerald is not doing well, and more.

Book Title Mash Up

Does your taste in books vary wildly? No problem, just combine them! We designed this book title mashup activity as an ice breaker for Cotsen Critix, our literary society for kids ages 9-12.

Benjamin Harris’s Protestant Tutor (1679): Teaching Religion, Reading, and Writing in a Time of Crisis

Late seventeenth century journalist Benjamin Harris probably would have gotten his bearings pretty quickly in our toxic media environment.  Familiar with bad actors, feverish conspiracy theories,  succession crises, bitter factional combat, and brutal rhetoric, only the t

This Week in Princeton History for September 26-October 2

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Jewish students set aside a day for volunteering, an alum causes a stir with a political speech, and more.

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