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Meet the 2022 Special Collections Summer Fellow for Firestone Library

Name: Kate Mitchell Education Background: I recently graduated from Rutgers University with my Master’s in Information Science with a concentration in archives and preservation.

Princeton 275: The Charter of the College of New Jersey, 1746 and 1748

This post is part of a series about items currently on exhibition at Mudd Library as part of “Princeton 275.” In this series, we go in-depth about selected items on display to let you know more about the story behind …


In the picturesque mountain town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, lies a gorgeous and amazing gem...Somersault, an independently-owned letterpress studio and card shop!

Before Animal Videos Went Viral: Fast Friends and False in Andrew Lang’s Animal Story Book (1896)

Any old family vacation house by the sea should have a neglected cache of old books somewhere and I discovered one in the  second story bedroom, where  I picked out The Animal Story Book edited by Andrew Lang because it …

This Week in Princeton History for June 6-12

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students consider adopting distinctive hats, the U.S. President makes a “pilgrimage” to Princeton’s campus, and more.

Special Collections PACSCL DEI Internship

This Spring, Special Collections participated as a host institution in a PACSCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries)-sponsored semester-long, pilot DEI internship program to provide an undergraduate student from an underrepresented community/ies

This Week in Princeton History for May 30-June 5

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students ask for rules to be enforced, the town is trying to address a major rat problem, and more.

Operator, Operator, Connect me to Signor Rodari! More Telephone Tales, Please??

It is hard in just  a few selections to give an idea of the remarkable range of subjects, genres, and tone of the two hundred and two pieces in Rodari’s Telephone Tales.   The volume is supposed to be a collection …

Party Line! Listen in on Gianni Rodari’s Telephone Tales

Allow me to introduce you to the greatest Italian children’s book author of the twentieth century—Gianni Rodari, a journalist, life-long Communist, educator, and winner of the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen award.  His poems, short stories, and full-length fantasies influen


We at Pop Goes the Page would like to congratulate student staffers Mick Vilarino and Amy Cho (posing here at our super sweet Willy Wonka Escape Room). They are graduating Princeton University this week, and ohmygosh we couldn’t be prouder!

This Week in Princeton History for May 23-29

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, chapel services are praised, a donor comes through, and more.

Ode to the Toad

Last week, we delved into the fascinating world of alchemy at the current , “Through the Glass Darkly: Alchemy and the Ripley Scrolls 1400-1700” exhibit. In our journeys, however, we did notice one thing. Both in history and alchemy, toads get no love.

This Week in Princeton History for May 16-22

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the administration bans automobiles on campus, a student writes to a friend to say being admitted to Princeton has not improved him, and more.

More Pretty Little Pocket Books for Children from the 1700s

The word “pocket book” was a term for a wallet or small purse for money and personal objects in the eighteenth century.  That wasn’t its only meaning, however.  It also referred to books– especially memorandum books (i.e.

Scrolls, Secrets, and Symbols: Unlocking the Mysteries of Alchemy

When is a toad not a toad? To answer that question, we’ll need to delve into the fascinating history of alchemy!