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2012-2013 Adler Book Collecting Prize – Deadline for entries has been EXTENDED: Monday, November 12, 2012

The Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize is endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the collecting of books by Princeton undergraduates.

Dulles Reading Room will be Open on Friday, November 2nd

The Dulles Read­ing Room in Rare Books and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions will be OPEN on Friday, November 2, 2012.  Please con­sult the Library web­site for further updates.

Dulles Reading Room Remains Closed on Thursday,11/1/12

Although campus and Firestone Library are open, the Dulles Read­ing Room in Rare Books and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions will remain closed on Thursday November 1, 2012 due to power out­ages related to Hur­ri­cane Sandy.  Please con­sult the Library web­site for infor­ma­tion ab

Dulles Reading Room in Firestone Library Closed, Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Dulles Reading Room in Special Collections will be closed on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 due to power outages related to Hurricane Sandy.  Please consult the Library website for information about hours for Wednesday.

MYTHBUSTER — “I Love Lucy” and a lost Presidential election?!

Is there any truth to the story that a commercial for Adlai Stevenson’s campaign interrupted an episode of “I Love Lucy” and cost him the 1952 election?

Dulles Reading Room in Firestone Library Closed, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Dulles Reading Room in Special Collections will be closed on Tuesday, 30 October 2012. Please consult the Library website for information about hours for Tuesday.

Princeton University Library Closed on 10/29/12

The Princeton University Library, including the Dulles Reading Room in Special Collections, will be closed on Monday, 29 October 2012. Please consult the Library website, for information about hours for Tuesday.

Tour of Wilson Exhibit on 10/28 has been postponed due to weather

For more information on campus weather updates, read here.

Mudd’s Wikipedia edit-a-thon Highlighted in the PAW Blog

By Brett Tomlinson on October 26, 2012 10:50 AM, Princeton Alumni Weekly Blog Princeton has nearly 150 years of intercollegiate-athletics history, and the games played in the Internet age represent a relatively small slice.

Access to Higher Education: A National and Princeton Timeline

In light of the Trustees Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity that is working to develop recommendations for strategies to attract and retain more diverse campus community members, (including people of color and women, in areas where the University’s efforts to …

Earliest engraving of Nassau Hall • 1760

“Aula Nassovica.” Copperplate engraving, 3.75 x 6.25 inches. Artist and engraver unknown. Illustration opposite p. 104 of New American Magazine, No. XXVII (March 1760), Woodbridge, in New Jersey: Printed and sold by James Parker.

Dutch linen trade labels – 18th century

Wrappers for skeins of ‘nun’s thread’ – a “finer thread, called ounce or nun’s thread, from its having formerly been made by nuns in France and Flanders” (A.J. Warden, The Linen Trade, Ancient and Modern (1867), p. 539).

Ream wrapper • 18th century Dutch

Ream wrapper for ‘fine’ (fyn = fijn) grade paper made by Lubertus van Gerrevink. ❧ W.A. Churchill, Watermarks in paper in Holland, England, France, etc. in the XVII and XVIII centuries, (1935), p.

American Civil Liberties Union Records Processing Completed

The Mudd Library is pleased to announce that the final two series of the third subgroup of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records have been processed, and that the entire collection has been addressed is now available to the public.

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