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The Reviewers Cave • 1768

The Reviewers Cave. [Etched by P. J. De Loutherbourg (1740-1812)]. The frontispiece to The Powers of the Pen by Evan Lloyd (1734-1776). Second edition published London, Printed for the Author, … 1768.

Example of note by H.D. Lyon (1917-2004), London antiquarian bookseller

From the obituary of H.D. Lyon published in the Times (London) on 7 August 2004: Lyon’s note on front free endpaper of: John Anderson (1798-1839).

Our NHPRC-Funded Digitization Project at Six Months

Late last year, the Mudd Manuscript Library was granted an award by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to digitize our most-used Public Policy collections, serve them online, and create a report for the larger archival community about cost

Binds & Sells all sorts of Stationary Wares

John Dean Book-binder & Stationer at the Sign of Dean Swift in Front Street between Walnut & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Binds & Sells all sorts of Stationary Wares. Journal, Bill-book, Sale-book, Ledger. Adams, Sc.

Rand McNally Pocket Maps

The Princeton Collections of Western Americana recently acquired 36 nineteenth and twentieth-century folding pocket maps of the American West (primarily published by Rand McNally).

Archival Description Group Wins National Award

The University Library’s Archival Description Working Group has won another award for its efforts in finding new ways to deliver information about our collections to our users.

Mrs Jane Mecom Her Book No. 11

Benjamin Franklin’s sister, Mrs Jane Mecom, is the subject of a captivating article by Jill Lepore in The New Yorker for July 8 & 15, 2013. [link].

The Wild West Comes to Princeton

Gordon William Lillie, better known as Pawnee Bill, began his entertainment career in “Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show” serving as the interpreter and coordinator for the Pawnee Indians.

Checklist of Western Medieval, Byzantine, and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library Now Online

Click to open or download PDF: “Checklist of Western Medieval, Byzantine, and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library and the Scheide Library.” The Department of Special Collections has very significant holdings of western medieval, Byzantine, and …

Records of Adlai Stevenson, Ambassador to the United Nations, Now Available to View Online

In October 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, Adlai Stevenson spoke the most famous line of his career. The former Illinois governor and two-time presidential candidate was the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations.

Go Social, Young Man: WA Collections on Twitter

We are pleased to announce that the Princeton Collections of Western Americana have joined Twitter.

Archives for Everyone

In each of the last two springs, several staff of the Mudd Manuscript Library and other members of the Department of Special Collections have judged at the regional qualifier of the National History Day competition held on …

Popular Entertainment • 1891

Front cover Back cover Cooper’s Yankee, Hebrew and Italian Dialect Readings and Recitations. Compiled and Arranged by George Cooper. New York: Wehman Bros., © 1891. Call number: (Ex) 2006-2272N. Gift of Sid Lapidus ’59.

Library Renovations Under Way in Special Collections

Summer Renovations In light of the library’s importance in teaching and research at Princeton, the University has committed to a comprehensive renovation of the Firestone Library that began in 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.

1993 Baccalaureate Speaker Garry B. Trudeau

On Sunday June 6th,1993 at 2pm students were seated in the University Chapel to hear the remarks of Baccalaureate speaker Garry B. Trudeau, cartoonist and creator of Doonesbury.