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New Finding Aids for June 2015

New finding aids include the following: Chester H. King Diaries (C1510) Consists of three diaries, two of which chronicle King’s overland journey to the southwestern frontier from Kansas along the Santa Fe Trail from 1881 to 1883.

New Finding Aids for May 2015

New finding aids include the following: Abigail Klionsky Oral History Collection on Jewish Student Life at Princeton (AC424) Abigail Klionsky is a member of the Princeton University undergraduate Class of 2014 who undertook an oral history project on Jewish student …

New Finding Aids for April 2015

New finding aids include the following: Robert Fagles Papers (C1499) Robert Fagles (1933-2008) was an American professor, poet, and academic, best known for his contemporary translations of ancient Greek and Latin classics, especially his acclaimed translations of the epi

New Finding Aids for March 2015

  New finding aids include the following: Western Americana Photographs Collection (WC064) An open collection of more than 5,000 Western Americana photographs, consisting mostly of documentary photographs of the Trans-Mississippi West from the late 1860s to early 1900s.

New Finding Aids for January and February 2015

The following finding aids for newly cataloged collections were added since the beginning of the year: Archives of Form Magazine C1489 Form was an international magazine focused on concrete poetry and kinetic art.

Versailles on Paper: A Graphic Panorama of the Palace and Gardens of Louis XIV

  Opening Lecture: Dr. Ian Thompson,author of The Sun King’s Garden and Reader in Landscape Architecture at Newcastle University, at 3:00 p.m.

Teaching the Untouchable: Rare Books Education in Elementary School Classrooms

Rare books and elementary school classrooms…can the two mix? The answer is yes, absolutely. For seven years, Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, has had tremendous success bringing collections education to New Jersey schools.

Attention Students: Submit Your Essay to Win the 2014-2015 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize!

Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize!

“Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888” Celebrates New Jersey’s 350th

“Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888” opens in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library, Princeton University, on Saturday, August 16.

Mellon Grant Awarded to Explore “The Archaeology of Reading”

  The Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries*, in partnership with University College London’s Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL), and the Princeton University Library, have been awarded a $488,000 grant from the Andrew W.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Writing Desk Goes On Display

Peter N. Heydon ’62 Gift of Browning Artifacts Firestone Library Eighteenth-Century Window Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00; Saturday – Sunday, 12:00-5:00 The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that Peter N.

From a Thankful Nation: Latin American Medals & Orders in the Robert L. Ross Collection

In celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insigni

Nova Caesarea & the 350th Anniversary of the Naming of New Jersey

To commemorate the 350th anniversary (1664-2014) of the naming of New Jersey, Princeton University Library will publish Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666–1888 in the summer of 2014.

Princeton Acquires Landmark Medieval Egyptian Coin Collection

Princeton University has just acquired the Richard Undeland Collection of Mamluk coins as part of its goal of building a comprehensive study collection of the coinage of the medieval Mediterranean.