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The Church at Princeton, Part I: Najib Nicholas Khuri ’82

In the spring of 1982, Najib Nicholas Khuri—then a senior in the Slavic Studies department—decided to skip his final exams and consequently failed to graduate from Princeton. Khuri wasn’t alone.

Happy 4th!

No blog post today, but we’ll be back on Tuesday July 11th! Happy July 4th everyone!

This Week in Princeton History for July 3-9

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Princeton is transformed into a national capitol, Aaron Burr’s grave makes the news, and more.

Pastries On Parade!

What do you this too much pink? Display alllllll your fabulous frills with a delicious donut float, then join a march around the library. Today, we're celebrating frosting, filling, glaze, and sprinkles. And yes, we have parade footage!

This Week in Princeton History for June 26-July 2

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, more than half of the graduating class is missing, Ulysses S. Grant is on campus, and more.

100 Best Children’s Books: New Lists by Leonard Marcus, BBC Culture and Chris Loker

There is always room for one more list of outstanding children’s books.  A hundred is the usual cut-off for an ambitious survey, large enough to be comprehensive while giving the pundit some wiggle room for individuality.  Whether assembled by an …

Colors & Words

Our exhibit “They’ve Got Game: The Children’s Books of Toni & Slade Morrison,” wrapped this spring, and we've had such an amazing time making connections to these extraordinary books.

This Week in Princeton History for June 19-25

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a young alum succumbs to cancer, a Londoner seeks to donate to a fledgling North American college, and more. June 20, 1967—Former athlete Daniel M. Sachs ’60 dies of cancer at the age of 28.

Proofs of Pine’s Horace (1731-1733)

Princeton is fortunate to own what are the only recorded marked-up proof pages from one of the most famous illustrated engraved books of eighteenth-century England, commonly known as Pine’s Horace published in London, 1733-1737.   [For full details about Pine’s Horace … <

Happily Ever After: Cinderella Meets the Masters of Marketing

East of the sun or west of the moon, Cinderella is probably the best known fairy tale in the world.  And her story has been co-opted by shrewd businessmen looking to sell their wares.  Three creative examples of advertising ephemera …

Tiger Tales

It's story time, and this sweet tiger is eager to read! Best of all, the book is all about your favorite things. It's art and autobiography, mixed into one!

This Week in Princeton History for June 12-18

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a new library has opened, bathing facilities are available, and more. June 13, 1970—Because Princeton University has taken over the building, the Princeton Inn will close today. It’s longest-residing guest, J. S.

Characters from the Popular Stage in a Deck of Handmade Cards

Strange things are shelved in the Cotsen manuscripts section.  It’s unclear what  exactly they are, why they were made, and who made them.   When the object has no obvious clues that might set off a chase, some of their secrets …

This Week in Princeton History for June 5-11

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the baseball team has a disappointing loss, Georgia residents resolve to tar and feather an alum, and more.

Fortune at Your Fingertips

Needing some answers? No problem! We tested this set of Mystical Fortune Teller pencils offered by Snifty. Yes, for a mere $10, you have the opportunity for 10 unique answers to your most burning queries.