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Does Princeton Have a Mandatory Swim Test?

Dear Mr. Mudd, Is it true that Princeton has a mandatory swim test for freshmen?

History of Opening Exercises

Dear Mr. Mudd, What is the history of Princeton’s Opening Exercises, and how long have they been held at the Chapel?

New Accessions: October – December 2009

The Mudd Manuscript Library received seven public policy accessions and 31 University Archives accessions between October and December 2009.

Putting the Pieces Together

How Gregg Lange Connected Six Degrees of Princeton’s African-American History Readers of the January 13, 2010, issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly online may have noticed Gregg Lange’s article “Six degrees of Princeton’s African-American history.” In search of details fo

Nicholas Thompson, author of “The Hawk and the Dove” to speak at WWS, Feb. 17

Nicholas Thompson, a Senior Research Fellow of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and the author of “The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War,” will present a public …

Princetonians in Print: Exhibition Shows History of Student Publications at Princeton

“Princetonians in Print: 175 Years of Student Publications at Princeton,” a new exhibition at the Seeley G.

Mudd Collection Joins UNESCO Memory of the World Register

The W. Arthur Lewis Papers were added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in July 2009. Sir William Arthur Lewis was a pioneer in the field of development economics and a leading authority on economic growth.

New Accessions: July through September 2009

The accessions from this period include the results of a 30th Reunion Survey of the Class of ’76 [AR.2009.060]. This accession is one of a growing number of materials that come to the University Archives solely in digital format.

Princeton University Archives Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Open House Event

The Princeton University Archives at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

New Accessions: April through June 2009

The following materials were accessioned April through June this year. As always, anyone interested in additional information about the new materials should contact the library through our general email account

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.