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Obscura Day – Faces from the Past: Death Masks at Princeton University, Saturday, April 28

Faces from the Past:  A Viewing of Death Masks from the Laurence Hutton Collection Exhibition Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton University  12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Opening lecture and reception: “Observational and Imaginary Anatomy” by Eugene S. Flamm, Class of 58

April 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Betts Auditorium On Sun­day, April 22, Dr.

Applying “More Product, Less Process” to very large collections: Mudd archivist presents at professional conference

Recently project archivist Adriane Hanson presented some of her work at the recent spring conference of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) ( in Cape May, NJ.

Crest of Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753)

His library sold at Sotheby’s, June 11, 1902. ❧ Crest and spine at right: Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687. Scarronnides: or, Virgile travestie. A mock-poem. In imitation of the fourth book of Virgils Aeneis in English, burlesque … London, Printed by E.

Ex Libris Adr. Jos. Havé

❧ Ownership stamping of Adrien-Joseph Havé (1740-1817) on spine of: Holbach, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d’, 1723-1789. La contagion sacrée; ou, Histoire naturelle de la superstition. Ouvrage tr. de l’anglois. … Londres, 1768. (Ex) BF1410.xH6.

Princyclopedia, April 14th, 10am – 3pm

No registration required. Open to the public and free of charge. All ages Here comes Princyclopedia, Cotsen’s huge, annual event where we bring a book to life through a multitude of hands-on projects, activities, live shows, and demonstrations.

Princeton Alumni Weekly — “From Princeton’s Vault”

“From Princeton’s Vault” is a regular feature of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.  The University Archives were recently featured in Our Man on the Titanic  By W. Barksdale Maynard ’88 (Published in the April 4, 2012) .

2012 Winners of the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize

The winners of the 2012 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize were announced at the Friends of the Princeton University Library’s winter dinner on March 25, 2012.

Most used Princeton theses

Dear Mr. Mudd, I was wondering what is the most popular/most requested senior thesis in the University Archives collection?

Moe Berg, Class of 1923: Baseball Player, World War II Spy

The Manuscripts Division has recently received a large portion of the personal papers of Morris “Moe” Berg (1902–1972) as a gift from Dr. William Sear.

Peck Shahnamah Goes Online

The Peck Shahnamah (Islamic MSS, 3rd series, no. 310), which is the finest Persian illuminated manuscript among nearly 10,000 Islamic manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, is the most recent addition to the Princeton Digital Library of Islamic Manuscripts.

Book Adoption Party, March 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Council of the Friends of the Princeton University Library invites you to join Library curators and conservators for the third Book Adoption Party, Sunday, March 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

University Archives featured in Princeton Alumni Weekly

Every few weeks the Princeton Alumni Weekly focuses one segment of the magazine to highlight items from the Princeton University Archives entitled "From the Vault."

Conrad Richter: A Simple Man?

The Manuscripts Division is pleased to announce that it has received the remainder of the papers of American author Conrad Richter (1890-1968) as a bequest from the estate of his daughter, Prof. Harvena Richter, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Princeton Alumni Weekly Highlights Moe Berg Papers

The current edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly features an article on the papers of Moe Berg: In Moe Berg’s Papers, Glimpses of a Puzzling Figure. To find out more about the Berg papers, see Moe Berg, Class of 1923.