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Barbie’s Little Sister Skipper’s Growing Pains: A Toy Story for the Holidays

Mattel’s Barbie dolls project toxic stereotypes that have shaped American girls’ ideas of body image  since the 1960s.  Although the actual dolls are out of scope for the Cotsen collection, it does have a handful of the authorized books about …

This Week in Princeton History for December 20-26

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the son of the Mississippi governor’s presence becomes controversial, prominent professors oppose fallout shelters, and more.

Monkeys, Monkeys, Everywhere

Happy World Monkey Day! December 14th is the official day when all things simian, including monkeys, apes, and lemurs, are celebrated. So we headed down to our library's special collections vaults to find cool images of non-human primates!

This Week in Princeton History for December 13-19

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, an NAACP official’s lecture meets with a polarized reception, Jean Shepherd first appears on campus, and more.

How a Young Woman Writer Got Her First Book Published: Lucy Peacock and The Adventures of the Six Princesses of Babylon (1785)

Very few classic eighteenth-century children’s books have an origin myth, or story about how an adult came to write for a real child because the book he or she imagined didn’t exist and decided the manuscript should be published for …

Spanish-Language Finding Aids at Princeton University Library

There are numerous ongoing initiatives and conversations in the archival profession revolving around issues of racial and social justice, and language justice is one of the key components of both.

The Magnifying Glass Mystery: A Nancy Drew Virtual Escape Room

Introducing our newest Katie-designed escape room! While on a visit to the New York Historical Society with your friend Nancy Drew, you learn that a precious museum relic has gone missing!

This Week in Princeton History for December 6-12

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, an ad invites students to participate in an experiment, Princeton pledges all of its resources to government, and more.

Discovering Beatrix

What could be better then re-discovering a beloved author? Realizing she's even more amazing then you thought! Author Linda Marshall enjoys creating spunky characters.

This Week in Princeton History for November 29-December 5

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, basketball tickets will get a new look, the press observes expansion of Princeton’s campus, and more.

This Week in Princeton History for November 22-28

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, new admissions requirements are approved, a new church building frees local residents from an obligation to rent pews in Nassau Hall, and more.

Looking at an Icon: A Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744)

John Newbery’s first children’s book, The Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744) has long been famous for uniting amusement and instruction in a new, more modern way and its status has been taken for granted by generations of educators, collectors, and scholars.

The BiblioFiles Presents: Christine Kendall

Just posted! An interview with Christine Kendall, author of Riding Chance and her newest novel The True Definition of Neva Beane.

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