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Residential Colleges and Wu Hall

In this short video from around 1983, President Bowen discusses Wu Hall, the then-new dining facility for Butler College. The video highlights three elements that played increasingly significant roles in shaping Princeton over the following decades: the support of alumnus

The ACLU Records: Tips for processing 2400 feet in two years

The following entry relates to our ongoing American Civil Liberties Union processing project previously described here and here.

New Public Policy Accessions: April 2011

As organizations grow and change through time, so do their archives.The Mudd Manuscript Library collects the records of the American Civil Liberties Union [ML.2011.011], the Association on American Indian Affairs [ML.2011.005], and Americans United for Separation of Churc

The Secret Life of Plants…

And dolls and inanimate objects… not to mention insects, birds, and other animals.

The Secret Life of Plants…

And dolls and inanimate objects… not to mention insects, birds, and other animals.

La Fontaine in Miniature

This marvelous circular engraving was taken out the other day while reorganizing the backlog of French prints. The dealer from whom it was purchased was somewhat puzzled as to what its purpose might have been.

La Fontaine in Miniature

This marvelous circular engraving was taken out the other day while reorganizing the backlog of French prints. The dealer from whom it was purchased was somewhat puzzled as to what its purpose might have been.

“How High Can an Income Tax Fix Go?” The LBJ tax scandal that you’ve probably never heard of.

The Mudd Manuscript Library recently acquired an extremely interesting collection from a little-noted event in political history. Werner’s 1944 memo explaining the discovery of fraudulent bonuses to Brown & Root executives.

New Public Policy Accessions: July 2010 – March 2011

One of Mudd’s newest accessions, the Kristen Timothy Papers, finds itself in good company with other Mudd collections documenting individuals who have had profound influence in the United Nations, including the papers of Margaret Snyder, Regional Advisor of the United …

Cotsen Conference on Ephemera: February 17-19, 2011

Enduring Trifles: Writing the History of Childhood with Ephemera February 17-19, 2011 On February 17-19, over 70 scholars, collectors, and bibliophiles gathered at Princeton for the 9th Cotsen conference on children’s books, organized by Andrea Immel of Princeton and Jill

Syngman Rhee’s Time at Princeton

Dear Mr. Mudd, What can you tell me about Syngman Rhee’s time at Princeton?

Cotsen Conference on Ephemera: February 17-19, 2011

Enduring Trifles: Writing the History of Childhood with Ephemera February 17-19, 2011 On February 17-19, over 70 scholars, collectors, and bibliophiles gathered at Princeton for the 9th Cotsen conference on children’s books, organized by Andrea Immel of Princeton and Jill

Washington’s Birthday at Princeton

Generally ignored or barely noted by Princetonians today, Washington’s Birthday was one of the most important campus events during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Book, Toy, Ephemera…?

It’s easy to assume that there’s a clear, if perhaps only implicit, dividing line between books, toys, and ephemera.

Book, Toy, Ephemera…?

It’s easy to assume that there’s a clear, if perhaps only implicit, dividing line between books, toys, and ephemera.

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