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Drop Dead Gorgeous

If you are on the west coast next week, why don’t you come to the Frederic W. Goudy Lecture at Scripps College, Saturday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m? Here’s a brochure. This event was organized by the Director of Scripps College Press Kitty Maryatt.

Versailles on Paper

In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Versailles on Paper: A Graphic Panorama of the Palace and Gardens of Louis XIV, opening February 14, 2015, several rare volumes have been digitized in their entirety.

Ghostbusters

What do you do when your dream house is haunted? Call in a professional ghost remover of course! We decorated a ghost box, whipped up 4 tissue paper ghosts, and then went a-ghost huntin' in this custom 4-story cardboard house.

Harry Potter and the Mystery of the Author’s Name

(Written by Team Cotsen) But what’s in a name really? We could say that names are important. Think of how much effort parents put into giving their new baby the perfect name.

This Week in Princeton History for September 15-21

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

Harry Potter and the Mystery of the Author’s Name

(Written by Team Cotsen) But what’s in a name really? We could say that names are important. Think of how much effort parents put into giving their new baby the perfect name.

Pan Pipes

Get your Grover on with these simple pan pipes necklaces! I designed them for a large-scale Lightning Thief event (you can read more about the event, and our awesome Mythomagic deck here).

WWI European Pamphlet Collection Now Available Online

Written by Elizabeth Bennett 1914: War Breaks Out in Europe! We are pleased to announce the availability of a large digital collection of pamphlets documenting World War I in Europe.

Pas de Deux

Twirl and whirl with this beautiful ballerina marionette! Not so into pink tutus? No problem. We also have a pirouetting prince!

This Week in Princeton History for September 8-14

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

A is for Apple … Adam … King Alfred … Abolitionist…

Alphabet Books: Some Variations on a Theme Language—and how learning about language can be presented in children’s books—was on my mind this past week, while cataloging three new ABC books here at the Cotsen Library.

A is for Apple … Adam … King Alfred … Abolitionist…

Alphabet Books: Some Variations on a Theme Language—and how learning about language can be presented in children’s books—was on my mind this past week, while cataloging three new ABC books here at the Cotsen Library.

Magical Miniatures

Recognize this famous abode? No? Perhaps the blue car parked on the roof will jog your memory. I also hear there are some pesky gnomes in the garden. Yes, this is an elaborate and fully decorated dollhouse of the Weasley's Burrow! And near the attic?

Félix Candela, Structural Artist

The Manuscripts Division is pleased to announce that the Félix Candela Papers (C1455) are now available for use by researchers in the Department of Special Collections.

Documenting the Abolitionist Movement: Gamaliel Bailey Correspondence (C1482)

The Manuscripts Division has recently acquired a significant collection of the correspondence of Gamaliel Bailey (1807–59), a leading American abolitionist, who helped found the Republican Party and played a dominant role in shaping the direction of the abolitionist movem

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