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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.

University Records Manager joins the Princeton University Archives staff

On January 3, 2011 we welcomed Anne Marie Phillips to the Princeton University Archives staff.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s visits to Princeton

Dear Mr. Mudd, What types of materials do you have concerning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library’s Princeton University Archives and the Public Policy Papers each have a great deal of material regarding Dr.

Kennan Diaries Project

The Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University holds the papers of renowned diplomat George F. Kennan (1904-2005); upon the passing of Kennan and his wife, copyright in the unpublished materials in those papers passed to Princeton.

Thanksgiving kitchen capers

Described in the text as “Mister Murphy, the cook from France,”  this character is clearly a forerunner of  Mr.

Thanksgiving kitchen capers

Described in the text as “Mister Murphy, the cook from France,”  this character is clearly a forerunner of  Mr.

Bronze Memorial Stars

Dear Mr. Mudd: What is the origin of the stars on Princeton University buildings? Is there any database listing the location of each star?

ACLU Records Processing Project Progress

The Mudd Manuscript Library has finished the first phase of an NHPRC-funded project to process the most recent records of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Halloween Treats?: H. J. Ford’s Illustrations for Andrew Lang’s “Blue Fairy Book”

Halloween Stories & Images Each holiday has its symbols and icons, but few can compete with Halloween, with its vivid cast of ghosts, goblins, witches, full moons, black cats, and the legion of supporting figures–all reborn for modern festive holiday …

Halloween Treats?: H. J. Ford’s Illustrations for Andrew Lang’s “Blue Fairy Book”

Halloween Stories & Images Each holiday has its symbols and icons, but few can compete with Halloween, with its vivid cast of ghosts, goblins, witches, full moons, black cats, and the legion of supporting figures–all reborn for modern festive holiday …

Extensive list of books that used Mudd’s collections now available

One of the major reasons for keeping historical documents is to provide access to them for research use, and scholars travel from around the world to the Mudd Manuscript Library to read our documents in order to write their books …

Politics and Picture Books

Politics and Picture Books:  Sir Harry Herald’s Graphical Representation of the Dignitaries of England…with the Regalia used at the Coronation (1820)—and of George IV and his estranged Queen Caroline of Brunswick What’s the difference between these two pictures?

Politics and Picture Books

Politics and Picture Books:  Sir Harry Herald’s Graphical Representation of the Dignitaries of England…with the Regalia used at the Coronation (1820)—and of George IV and his estranged Queen Caroline of Brunswick What’s the difference between these two pictures?

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