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MARAC Finding Aid Awards

I am pleased to announce that four Mudd finding aids have been awarded MARAC’s 2008 Fredric M. Miller Finding Aid Award.

Meet John DeLooper

Name: John DeLooper Title and Duties: Special Collections Assistant I provide public service at the reception desk, including registering patrons, recording the circulation of materials and photocopy orders, and assisting visitors to the Mudd Library with initial referenc

What materials on the 1896 Olympics do you have?

There are a number of collections at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library which document Princeton’s connection to the Olympic movement of the late 19th century, as well as several related resources in the Manuscript Division at Firestone.

Guide to Economics Collections Now Available

One of the strengths of the Public Policy Papers at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is 20th century economic thought and development.

Maclean Papers Acquired With Support of Princetoniana Committee Members

A significant collection of John Maclean, Jr. Papers has been acquired by the University Archives, thanks to the generosity of 11 Princetoniana Committee members.

New Accessions at the Mudd Library

The Mudd Manuscript Library typically adds between 100 and 150 items or collections to its holdings each year.

Archives exhibition documents Princeton’s transformation

In 1968 “A Different Kick” marked a Triangle milestone. It featured the first female undergraduate to be cast in a Club show, Sue Jean Lee ’70, above, with Fred Davis ’70 (left) and George Cowen ’69 (right).

Meet Dan Linke

Name: Daniel J. Linke (“Dan”) Title and Duties: University Archivist and Curator of Public Policy Papers.

Meet Jennie Cole

Name: Jennie Cole Title and Duties: Public Policy Papers Project Archivist (although this title is somewhat obsolete!) I coordinate Mudd’s accessioning process, maintain the general Mudd reference email account, and create the monthly reference calendar.

Do you have a copy of “An Address for All Occasions?”

This question came from two different inquirers, one being the Library of Congress.

Did Aaron Burr, Jr. argue against dueling?

Question: Did Aaron Burr, Jr. take part in a Whig or Clio debate in which he argued against dueling? What information on Aaron Burr, Jr. exists within university records?

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.