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Lucky You!

Saint Patrick's Day has us thinking about leprechauns, so Katie and I delved into Cotsen's special collections vaults to see what we could find!

This Week in Princeton History for March 14-20

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students organize a Glee Club, betting on football makes the news, and more. March 16, 1866—Students join with the community to observe a day of fasting, prayer, and confession.

Elizabeth Menzies: Photographing Princeton

By Iliyah Coles ’22 Photography openly invites those who aren’t necessarily trained to recognize visual techniques. As one of those people, I find myself leaning on how a picture makes me feel.

Marks in Books 13: A Drawing of a Rose in Mrs. Sherwood’s The Re-captured Negro

It’s easier to find doodles, scribbles, and inscriptions in children’s books than polished drawings.  When I discover one, I always hope that it will provide some insight into the artist, who presumably owned the book and had some reason for …

Book Bouquet

The countdown to spring has begun, and we wanted to usher in the flowers with this  awesome bouquet project!

This Week in Princeton History for March 7-13

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, locals take note of the Gold Rush, the Emperor of Japan honors an alum, and more.

A Rare Print Makes A Poor Fan But A Great Find!

I came across the above item while rummaging through a box of unprocessed prints. I was immediately struck by the unusual semi-circle shape of the paper.

Myth Busters

This week, Katie challenged her Greek mythology knowledge with an at-home escape room worthy of Olympus! And given it took six hours to complete, I'm going to applaud her...shall we say...Herculean efforts (ooooo bad joke! baaaaad joke)! OK Katie, take it away!

This Week in Princeton History for February 28-March 6

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, an honorary degree is controversial, students fear smallpox, and more.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter Imperfectly Remembered

On snowy weekends, details from The Long Winter, my favorite Little House book, often pop into mind.

That’s a Big Bunny

It's a simple DIY projector that creates an enormous shadow friend! All you need is a sheet of paper, an oatmeal container, and a cell phone flashlight.

This Week in Princeton History for February 21-27

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Abraham Lincoln disappoints students, the chief of staff for the Black Panthers speaks in Dillon Gym, and more.

This Week in Princeton History for February 14-20

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Paul Pry insults New Jersey, student journalists interview the “sphinx of Watergate,” and more.

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