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University Records Manager Creates Blog

Attention Mudd blog readers — Princeton University Records Manager Anne Marie Phillips has created a new blog.

“Princeton: A Search for Answers,” 1973

During a morning session of the President’s Conference in the early 1970s, a member of the student panel told the assembled alumni that she had come to Princeton “not to find a way of making a living, but instead to …

Ship’s Bottle in the Archives

You never know what you are going to find in an archival collection. Pictured here is the bottle used to christen the U.S.S. Vulcan, a Navy repair ship, at its launch on December 14, 1940.

Reunions, reunions, 1915-2009

Princeton’s reunions are almost as old as Princeton University itself, going back to the days when the university was still known as the "College of New Jersey." In today’s blog, posted during the Reunions weekend of 2011, we are showing you …

Folk Art in the Archives

[Left] William Bowen by Stanislaus Korneski. Paint and etching on wood, AR1995.78. [Right] Photo of William Bowen by the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

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 …

Syngman Rhee’s Time at Princeton

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

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