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“How History is Made”: In Search of Princeton’s First African American Daughter

by: Brenda Tindal Before the pomp and circumstance of reunions and Princeton University’s 265th commencement fades into memory, it is worth noting that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Class of 1972 because in many ways, this class …

Prize binding • 1826

Stamped in gilt on front cover: “Ecole Royale Gratuite de Dessin Année 1826 Premier Prix Annuel Remporté par Antoine Louis Huet.” ❧ Gaspard Monge (1746-1818). Géométrie descriptive: 4. éd., augm.

Mudd is in the New York Times!

The New York Times recently ran an article about how universities are using YouTube to introduce college life and academic expectations to students.  Dan Linke, University Archivist and Curator of Public Policy Papers of Mudd Library, is featured in this short clip …

Mudd Manuscript Library Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2012

Mudd Manuscript Library Annual Report, FY2012   Summary The staff at Mudd Library had a very successful year in 2012 with notable highlights that include: Prepared for the launch of Aeon on July 1, 2012.  This required significant work from …

Concert in Vauxhall Gardens • ca. 1800

Larger image here Leaf preceding title-page of New and complete instructions for the hautboy : containing the easiest & most improv’d rules for learners to play : to which is added a favorite collection of airs, marches, minuets, duets, &c.

Rodger Baldwin: From The Civil Liberties Bureau to the American Civil Liberties Union

by: Professor Samuel Walker School of Criminal Justice University of Nebraska at Omaha   This is the first part in a series that was introduced earlier.

First map depicting only New Jersey to be printed and published in America • 1784

Larger image here “State of New Jersey” map (58.5 x 28.5 cm) facing verso of final printed leaf of The Petitions and Memorials of the Proprietors of West and East-Jersey, to the Legislature of New-Jersey New-York: Printed by Shepard Kollock, …

Mudd Technical Services Meeting Minutes: June 2012

Mudd Technical Services Meeting Minutes – June 2012 Maureen Callahan Maureen has finished managing the Princeton Weekly Bulletin digitization project – this resource is now available online.

Cotsen Research Projects: Vienna Secessionist Book Illustration for Children

Note: The Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections, which are awarded via a competitive application process.  Researchers usually offer a short informal talk or presentation t

Cotsen Research Projects: Vienna Secessionist Book Illustration for Children

Note: The Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections, which are awarded via a competitive application process.  Researchers usually offer a short informal talk or presentation t

The Mysterious Mother

Horace Walpole (1717-1797). The Mysterious Mother: a tragedy by the Hon. Horace Walpole (Late Lord Orford); with the Author’s Postscript. London : Printed by A. Macpherson, Russell Court, for Ann Lemoine, White-Rose Court, Coleman Street, and J. Roe, No.

Coronelli & Nolin, Le Nouveau Mexique… (Paris, c.1687)

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli and Jean Baptise Nolin. Le nouveau Mexique, appelé aussi Nouvelle Grenade et Marata, avec partie de Californie selon les memoires les plus nouveaux. A Paris: Chez J.B.

Early American History in the Livingston and Delafield Family Papers

Could an empty box have a story to tell? One such box does.

Art Walk, TODAY, August 2nd from 5-8 pm

Exhibitions “The Election for Woodrow Wilson’s America”, Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, 2nd floor “A Fine Addition: New & Notable Acquisitions in Princeton’s Special Collections”, Main Gallery, Firestone Library, 1st floor  On display In Cotsen’s lobby case, ther

The American Civil Liberties Union’s Early History in Documents

Today, we begin a series of blog entries in a new category American Civil Liberties Union History covering the ALCU’s early history.  Written by Samuel Walker, a professor emeritus in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska …

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