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Japanese Board Games at the Cotsen Children’s Library

Cotsen Children’s Library houses approximately 300 Japanese boards games published from the nineteenth century through the 1950s, a rare collection comparable to the few existing in Japan.

“It is not in the power of the keeper of a lottery-office to command success”

“1808, May 8. Died, Sir Charles Corbett, bart. one of the oldest liverymen of the company of stationers, aged about 76. He was, in the outset of life, well known as a bookseller, opposite St.

Indian Melodies by Thomas Commuck, a Narragansett Indian

The Western Americana Collection recently acquired a work often described as the first published music written by a Native American author: Thomas Commuck’s Indian Melodies, harmonized by Thomas Hastings, Esq. (New York: G. Lane & C. B. Tippett, 1845).

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.

Looking at the West: Admission Card for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery, 1838

From the papers of New Jersey politician, lawyer, and governor Samuel Lewis Southard, an 1838 printed admission card for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery on display at the “Wig-Wam” on Pennsylvania Avenue: This Card admits Hon. S. L.

Revival of Self: an Original Comedy, first published in 1856

Now Sidney Frances Bateman’s 1856 play “Self,” at the Metropolitan Playhouse, offers timeless humor centered on social climbers.

Berthier’s Manuscript Maps of America, 1781–82

The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that it has digitized and put online Louis-Alexandre Berthier’s manuscript maps of the United States in the final years of the American Revolution.

David Cusick’s Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations

David Cusick’s Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations, first published in 1826 or 1827, is likely the earliest account of Native American folklore to be written and published in English by a Native American author.

Allen Dulles and the Warren Commission

The 50th anniversary of John F.

John F. Kennedy’s Princeton University undergraduate alumni file

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.  The Mudd Manuscript Library celebrated the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s election in 2010 with an exhibition and more than 30 Public Policy collections contain material related to Kennedy.

Kennan on Kennedy: “Dismal Foreboding for the Future of this Country”

George Kennan, like so many others, remembered exactly where he was and what he did upon hearing the news of John F.

Un Crime Effroyable: Juvenilia from the close of the 19th Century

One of our newest acquisitions here at Cotsen is a really unique item.  It’s one of our favorite types of materials to have in the collection: juvenilia, an instance of literary, musical, or visual art created by a child artist.  This …

Un Crime Effroyable: Juvenilia from the close of the 19th Century

One of our newest acquisitions here at Cotsen is a really unique item.  It’s one of our favorite types of materials to have in the collection: juvenilia, an instance of literary, musical, or visual art created by a child artist.  This …

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