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Jie zi yuan hua zhuan

Wang, Gai, active 1677-1705 [王槩, active 1677-1705], Jie zi yuan hua zhuan : wu juan [芥子園畫傳 : 五卷]. Contributor: Li, Yu, 1611-1680? [李漁, 1611-1680?]. Edition: [Cai se tao yin ben][彩色套印本]. (China: s.n., Qing Kangxi, between 1679 and 1722].

The University Archives and its Focus on Fixity

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) has designated today as Electronic Records Day and we’d like to use this occasion to provide updates about our efforts to preserve and provide access to born-digital archival records within the University Archives.

The Year Princeton University Delayed the Start of Classes until October 10

  The motion was passed that the following resolutions of the Council be printed in the Princetonian issue of October 16th: (1) That all undergraduates shall not enter any moving picture theatre in Princeton.

Fear Ritual of Shark Museum

Forty years ago on the grounds of the Cologne Zoo during the Kölner Kunstverein’s Projekt 74, Gwenn Thomas photographed Jack Smith (1932-1989) in a performance he called Fear Ritual of Shark Museum. Hildegarde Lutze also appeared in cameo as Smith’s wardrobe assistant.

All This Has Come Upon Us

Last night, the documentary film, All This Has Come Upon Us had its American premier at the Eldridge Street Synagogue in New York’s Lower East Side.

When can you call yourself an artist?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Susan Crile, a former Princeton University painting instructor, recently set a precedent for all American artists.

1957 Epidemics at Princeton

The most characteristic sound around the Princeton campus last week was not the familiar and rhythmic tolling of Nassau Hall’s bell, nor even the sleep-shattering bedlam of the steam-shovels on the new U-Store site.


Maro Vandorou, Persefóneia. Translation by Nadine Fiedler ([Eugene, Ore.: Lone Goose Press, 2012]). Graphic Arts Collection GAX 2014- in process Persefóneia is a limited edition book of original artwork in platinotypes and poems.

This Week in Princeton History for October 6-12

For last week’s installment in our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its students and alumni, click here.

Costume designs by Peter Rice, Robert LaVine, and others

W. Robert LaVine (died 1981), Design for the Union Soldier’s costume in Maggie Flynn, ca. 1968. Ink and watercolor. Graphic Arts Collection shell ff.

Back to the Grind

The Graphic Arts Collection recently acquired this great pen and ink drawing for an early 20th century newspaper cartoon (note: 3 columns wide). But who’s Norman? If anyone has a clue to the illustrator of this drawings, could you let us know? Thanks.             

Vietnam War Exhibition Reveals Policy-making in Washington and in Princeton

Written by Rossy Mendez The Vietnam War was one of America’s longest and most controversial wars.  Suits, Soldiers, and Hippies: The Vietnam War Abroad and at Princeton is a new exhibition at Princeton University’s Seeley G.

Eric Avery

We are delighted to have several new prints and artists books in the Graphic Arts Collection by Eric Avery, a Texas physician/artist who moved to New Hope in 2013 after retiring from working as a psychiatrist in a large HIV/AIDS clinic for twenty years.

How to Search for, Find, and View Princeton University Senior Theses

The University Archives has launched an online archive of senior theses, and now there are new ways to search for, find, and view Princeton University senior theses.

Lady Ku Kluxers

                        In August 1921, newspapers across the country ran similar headlines announcing “Women are to be admitted to membership in the Ku Klux Klan.” (The Arizona Republican, The Atlanta Constitution, The Indianapolis Star and many others).