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Did Julia Child’s Father Attend Princeton?

Dear Dr. Mudd, In reading a biography of Julia Child, I noticed her father attended Princeton. Can you tell me any more details?

Kennan and Forrestal papers processing project completed

Princeton University’s Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library has completed a one-year project to process the papers of George Kennan and James Forrestal, two Princeton alumni who were important figures in shaping U.S. policy at the inception of the Cold War.

Radioactive Manhattan Project Records and Archival Serendipity

Early this year, staff from the University’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), in preparing for the move to the new chemistry building, found a filing cabinet in the Frick Laboratory (currently home of the Chemistry Department) containing material …

Mudd Access Ramp to be Upgraded

As part of Princeton University’s ongoing goal of expanding building accessibility, Mudd’s wheelchair ramp is scheduled to be upgraded starting on Monday, July 13, 2009. This project is expected to take four weeks to complete.

Meet Mudd’s Christie Lutz

Name: Christie Lutz Title/Duties: Assistant University Archivist for Public Services I am responsible for overseeing and coordinating public services at Mudd Library.

R. H. Rose campus stereograph series

Below is the text of an email exchange between University Archivist Dan Linke and David Nathan ’90 concerning a portion of the Archives’ stereograph collection.

Charter Exhibition Brings in the Crowds!

The Princeton University continued its 50th anniversary celebration by exhibiting the University’s 1748 Charter during Reunions Weekend on May 29th and 30th.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Adds Its First Videos to YouTube

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, in conjunction with Princeton University’s Office of Communications, has just added its first videos to the University’s YouTube Channel.

Yet more blogging on blogs

The Mudd Manuscript Library blog has garnered another honor as it was listed on the Associate Degree website as one of the 100+ blogs to Inspire the Creative Genius Inside of You. Click here.

New Accessions: February and March 2009

The following materials were accessioned in February and March this year.

How Many Buildings are on Campus?

Question: How many buildings does Princeton University consist of? Answer: This question comes up frequently. In this case, the context and research purpose are as important as the question. What does the patron consider a building?

Join us in the Mudd!

Summer Student Workers Sought If you would like to work with historical documents while learning more about Princeton history and public policy, this job is for you. The Seeley G.

Nineteenth-century letters move into 21st century

A collection of John Maclean’s papers are now available online. Maclean, the 10th president of Princeton University, served from 1854-1868 when the institution was known as the College of New Jersey.

Exhibition celebrates 50th anniversary of University Archives

The richness and depth of the collections of the Princeton University Archives are the focus of “‘The Best Old Place of All': Treasures From the Princeton University Archives,” a new exhibition at the Seeley G.

New Accessions at the Mudd Library: December 2008 – January 2009

The list below includes information on items and collections accessioned in December 2008 and January 2009. There were 17 Princeton University Archives accessions added to our collections during this period.