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This Week in Princeton History for November 14-20
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students are setting fashion trends in nearby New York, alumni are memorialized, and more.
The Sad Tale of Henny Penny: “What’s Fair is Fowl, What’s Fowl is Fare”
Stories don’t get much sillier than Henny Penny. The plot is set in motion when a chicken gets beaned on the head by an acorn. The nitwit jumps to the conclusion that the world is ending and the king must …
Oh, how we have wanted to test these floating LED candles for the blog. And YES they were just as amazing as we thought they would be!
Joaquín Villalobos Archives of the Salvadoran Insurgency
The Joaquín Villalobos Archives of the Salvadoran Insurgency are now accessible to the public. This large collection has endured a long and complicated journey since the first boxes began to arrive at Princeton University Library in May 2018.
This Week in Princeton History for November 7-13
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a senior visits the U.S. President, a junior achieves football fame, and more.
Go a Little Wild!
Yes, there's a time and place for proper behavior, but what happens when a tiger wants to go a little...wild?
This Week in Princeton History for October 31-November 6
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a professor urges locals to vote for Abraham Lincoln, a woman attending a football game feels unsettled, and more.
The First American Edition of ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ (1767)
How do we know that Princeton’s recently acquired Dublin ‘fourth edition’ is indeed the first American edition of The Vicar of Wakefield?
Some Baby Memory Books from Around the World
They go by many names… Baby books, baby journals, baby milestone books, and domestic baby diaries are a few of them. To facilitate the tracking of information, memories, and storage of precious photos, designers experiment with the format and layout. …
This Week in Princeton History for October 24-30
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Cherokee students draw attention, answering machines are becoming popular, and more.
Last Halloween season we took a stroll through our special collections pumpkin patch. Today, we're looking for ghosts! And we found them in this amazing optical illusion book titled Spectropia; or, Surprising Spectral Illusions.
This Week in Princeton History for October 17-23
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a U.S. president visits his student son, a building gets a name, and more. October 17, 1882—Sitting U.S.
Mysterious & Puzzling
It's truly a puzzler! Katie (and friends) test drove a Sherlock Holmes mystery jigsaw puzzle...deerstalker and pipe not included. Take it away Katie!
This Week in Princeton History for October 10-16
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Princeton has begun actively seeking Black applicants, a soldier reflects on the American Revolution, and more.
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