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Did James Madison suffer a nervous collapse due to the intensity of his studies?

Question: While at Princeton, did James Madison suffer a nervous collapse due to the intensity of his studies?

Alexander Hamilton’s connection to Princeton

Question: Is there any evidence about Alexander Hamilton’s potential admission to Princeton?

Alexander Hamilton shooting the cannonball that destroys the portrait of King George

Question: What book contains the first reference to Alexander Hamilton shooting the cannonball that crashes through Nassau Hall and destroys the portrait of King George?

Allen Dulles papers released by CIA to Princeton are now online

The Central Intelligence Agency has released to Princeton University some 7,800 documents covering the career of Allen W.

Alumni give 1836 Copybook to University Archives

A wonderful end of the year gift came to the Princeton University Archives through the generosity of eight alumni who serve on the Princetoniana Committee.

First use of Houseparties term?

Question: Can you definitively document the first use of “Houseparties” as a term for the Spring club bacchanal?

Introducing Dear Mr. Mudd

The staff of the Mudd Manuscript Library answers over 2,000 e-mail inquiries a year, and those which should be of interest to a wider audience will be shared via this blog. This blog category is named Dear Mr.

Meet Mudd’s Adriane Hanson

Adriane working on the Lee Walp Family Juvenile Book Collection as a processing intern at the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan, 2004. Name: Adriane Hanson Title and Duties: Project Archivist, Public Policy Papers.

Meet Mudd’s Helene van Rossum

Name: Helene van Rossum Title and Duties: Special Collections Assistant.

Meet Mudd’s Dan Brennan

Name: Dan Brennan Title and Duties: Special Collections Assistant IV, responsible for cataloging and processing of University Archives collections Recent projects: Processing the Department of Oriental Studies Records, Department of Music Records, Department of Politics R

Digitizing Special Collections: Shifting Gears

Last Friday, Dan Linke, Don Thornbury, and I gave presentations reporting on recent conferences and workshops that we’ve attended. (See the previous post for Dan Linke’s electronic records presentation.) My presentation is available here.

Electronic records presentation in PPT

For those of you who missed my presentation “What I Learned This Summer: A Week at SAA’s First Electronic Records Summer Camp” that I delivered Friday, December 14, 2007, you can download my PowerPoint presentation here.

New Finding Aids From Princeton University Archives Processing Project

I am pleased to announce the availability of several new EAD finding aids resulting from the Princeton University Archives Processing Project. Processing and finding aids for all three collections were completed by Dan Brennan.

Princeton economics processing project completed

More than 1,100 feet of records providing insights into 20th-century economics history available   Princeton University’s Seeley G.

Exhibition features diplomat’s photos from rural China

Drawing from more than 1,600 photographs taken in rural China between 1913 and 1917, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University is hosting an exhibition based on the collection of the American diplomat John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1881-1960).

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