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Looking at the West: The Photographer

All images from the Western Americana Collection, Princeton University Digital Library.

The Poetry of Debussy and Mahler

Today’s edition of the Trenton Times highlights an upcoming performance by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde: Margaret Mezzacappa to perform Mahler’s ‘Song of the Earth’ with Princeton Sympho

A Collector speaks to posterity

“This was the first old book I ever acquired. I bought it from Edgar H. Wells late in 1925 or early in 1926, and was up half the night reading and examining it.

Ride an Elephant and Happy Lunar New Year!

The Cotsen Library is home to an international poster collection that depicts children and reflects childhood from diverse historical periods, geographical areas, and cultural backgrounds.

Join us for the Princeton ArtWalk, Thursday, March 7, 5-8 p.m.

Our latest exhibition, “A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History from Jamestown to Appomattox,” is a featured destination on this Thursday’s ArtWalk.  Please join us tomorrow in the Main Gallery of the Firestone Library from 5 p.m.

Ride an Elephant and Happy Lunar New Year!

The Cotsen Library is home to an international poster collection that depicts children and reflects childhood from diverse historical periods, geographical areas, and cultural backgrounds.

Exhibiting the American West

Several items from Princeton’s collections of Western Americana are currently on display in the Firestone Library Main Gallery exhibition, “A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History from Jamestown to Appomattox.”  The exhi­bi­tion begins with early Eng­l

Convicted in the Fualdès affair

Baptiste Colard, ex-soldat du train, un des prévenus de l’assassinat de Mr. Fualdès. Rouen : Imprimerie de C. Bloquel … , [1817]. 5, [3] p. : port. (woodcut) ; 21 cm.

Join Us on March 5 for James McPherson’s Lecture on the Civil War for “A Republic in the Wilderness”

Join us at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5, in McCormick Hall Room 101, for a lecture on the Civil War by James McPher­son, the George Henry Davis 1886 Pro­fes­sor of Amer­i­can His­tory, Emer­i­tus.

A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History from Jamestown to Appomattox

“In the fullness of time,” declared the American historian George Bancroft in 1866, summarizing the nation’s previous 250 years, “a republic rose up in the wilderness of America.” The current exhibition in the Main Gallery at Firestone Library, “A Republic …

Supralibros: Camille Aboussouan

Supralibros of Camille Aboussouan. His books sold at Sotheby’s (London) 17th and 18th June 1993, The Library of Camille Aboussouan. His vita is available from UNESCO. He served as ambassador from Lebanon to UNESCO.

“Wanted Poster” No Longer Still At Large

The latest issue of Town Topics, Princeton’s weekly community newspaper, highlights a recently discovered “Wanted Poster” for John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln: “Lincoln Assassination ‘Wanted Poster’ Discovered at Princeton Univers

New Accession: Atomic-bombed Roof Tiles from Hiroshima University

The University Archives was recently given the honor and responsibility of providing a home for seven roof tiles that sustained damage in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.  The roof tiles were collected in a river …

A New Handel Acquisition

The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an eighteenth-century scribal score (297 pages) of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Berenice, copied by a contemporary Handel copyist (“S2”) from the composer’s autograph manuscript.

Why — and How — We Digitize

It’s February, and we’re now in the second month of our NHPRC-funded digitization project.

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