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Special Collections PACSCL DEI Internship

This Spring, Special Collections participated as a host institution in a PACSCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries)-sponsored semester-long, pilot DEI internship program to provide an undergraduate student from an underrepresented community/ies

Operator, Operator, Connect me to Signor Rodari! More Telephone Tales, Please??

It is hard in just  a few selections to give an idea of the remarkable range of subjects, genres, and tone of the two hundred and two pieces in Rodari’s Telephone Tales.   The volume is supposed to be a collection …

This Week in Princeton History for May 30-June 5

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students ask for rules to be enforced, the town is trying to address a major rat problem, and more.

Party Line! Listen in on Gianni Rodari’s Telephone Tales

Allow me to introduce you to the greatest Italian children’s book author of the twentieth century—Gianni Rodari, a journalist, life-long Communist, educator, and winner of the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen award.  His poems, short stories, and full-length fantasies influen


We at Pop Goes the Page would like to congratulate student staffers Mick Vilarino and Amy Cho (posing here at our super sweet Willy Wonka Escape Room). They are graduating Princeton University this week, and ohmygosh we couldn’t be prouder!

This Week in Princeton History for May 23-29

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, chapel services are praised, a donor comes through, and more.

Ode to the Toad

Last week, we delved into the fascinating world of alchemy at the current , “Through the Glass Darkly: Alchemy and the Ripley Scrolls 1400-1700” exhibit. In our journeys, however, we did notice one thing. Both in history and alchemy, toads get no love.

This Week in Princeton History for May 16-22

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the administration bans automobiles on campus, a student writes to a friend to say being admitted to Princeton has not improved him, and more.

More Pretty Little Pocket Books for Children from the 1700s

The word “pocket book” was a term for a wallet or small purse for money and personal objects in the eighteenth century.  That wasn’t its only meaning, however.  It also referred to books– especially memorandum books (i.e.

Scrolls, Secrets, and Symbols: Unlocking the Mysteries of Alchemy

When is a toad not a toad? To answer that question, we’ll need to delve into the fascinating history of alchemy!

A Magnificent Manuscript of 1458, Signed by its Scribe — and by its Illuminator?

An immense folio manuscript of Giovanni Balbi’s Catholicon, the essential Latin dictionary of the later Middle Ages, is one of the most spectacular illuminated manuscripts in the Scheide Library.

This Week in Princeton History for May 9-15

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Lyndon B. Johnson asks Princeton intellectuals to “cool it,” students mourn the death of a classmate, and more.

Whittington and His Cat: The Encounter Between Cultures Illustrated

There’s no magic in the rags-to-riches story of  Dick Whittington, thrice Lord Mayor of London, shown at the left at the height of his fame from a chapbook ca. 1808 published by T.

Thinking of You

Mother's Day is Sunday, and Katie spotted this cute little fold out flower card on Instagram! Admittedly, she was a bit skeptical about how intricate this project would be for kids.