Guide to Topics

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  • East Asian studies

    Use to retrieve collections that document historical and cultural aspects of East Asian countries, particularly China and Japan. Included
    are the papers of diplomats, missionaries, and travelers. Strengths include period photographs, personal and diplomatic correspondence, and the records
    (1941-1966) of an umbrella civilian relief organization.

  • Economic history

    Economic history

    Consists of collections documenting economic activity on every settled continent including the papers of government officials and advisors, influential scholars, bankers and businessmen, and the records of for-profit and non-profit development and advocacy organizations. The collections are particularly strong in documenting the subject areas of public and international finance, economic development, United States foreign economic policies, and economic policies in Latin America.

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  • Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790). Oeuvres de M. Franklin.Ex.3744.91.2773
  • Logo from checklist - Editions for the Armed Services, Inc. : a history -- URL is
  • Education

    Use to retrieve collections related to education (with a capital E) as a focus of individuals and organizations, their writing activities, and programs. It is not to be used for education in specific disciplines, such as the teaching of literature or religion, which have their own topical access points. Subject files of printed material on educational issues in selected Latin American countries are included.

  • McGuffey's reading charts. ca. 1883  included in large hinged wooden  case of classroom charts  issued with stenciled notation:  "Moon & Haynes, Manufacturers /  Map and Chart Case / Richmond, Indiana"  [(Ex) BIB 3391985 ]
  • Ex.PR6025.A286 M4 - Sapper- Men Women and Guns
  • Johann Buxtorf  Lexicon hebraicum et chaldaicum  Basle, 1645  (Ex) 2291.231.11

    EDWARDS, JONATHAN (1703-1758)

    Jonathan Edwards, the elder, was a colonial American Congregational preacher and theologian. In 1757, on the death of the Rev. Aaron Burr, who had married Edwards's daughter Esther, he reluctantly agreed to replace his late son-in-law as the president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), where he was installed on February 16, 1758. Almost immediately after becoming president, he was inoculated for smallpox, which was raging in Princeton at the time. However, Edwards died of the inoculation on March 22, 1758, and was buried in the Princeton Cemetery.

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    Einstein, Albert

    Albert Einstein (1879-1955) first arrived at Princeton in May 1921 to deliver five Stafford Little Lectures on the theory of relativity. The lectures were held in McCosh Hall from May 9th to May 13th, delivered in German, and were followed by a 20 minute resume in English. Einstein also accepted an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Princeton in 1921.

    He returned again in 1933 as a life member of the newly founded Institute for Advanced Study and lived in Princeton for the remaining 22 years of his life. While an important member of the larger intellectual community of Princeton, Einstein was not a member of the Princeton University faculty, although he did have an office on campus from 1933 until the construction of the Institute's Fuld Hall in 1939. 


  • Parrish Collection - Eliot

    Eliot, George (1819-1880)

    See entry for Victorian Novelists

  • Liber Emblematum/Kunstbuch, Frankfurt am Main, 1566/67. Ex N7710 .A35 1566
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Nature (East Aurora, N.Y.: Roycroft Shop, 1905). Initials, title-page, and colophon by Dard Hunter (1883-1966). Gift of David B. Long, in honor of Gillett G. Griffin. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) 2007-3634N
  • Great Britains Wonder: or, Londons Admiration. 1684. Robert H. Taylor Collection
  • Great Britains Wonder: or, Londons Admiration. 1684. Robert H. Taylor Collection
  • Great Britains Wonder: or, Londons Admiration. 1684. Robert H. Taylor Collection
  • The castle-green at Hereford. A poem. 1759. Ex 2011-0269Q. Has inscription naming the author
  • Environmental studies

    Use to retrieve collections that pertain to natural history, conservation, and endangered species. Princeton’s holdings are primarily
    personal papers of 19th and 20th-century naturalists, consisting of journals, field notes, correspondence, and manuscripts.

  • Cover of  Graphic Americana:  the art and technique of  printed ephemera from  abecedaires to zoetropes  (Princeton, 1992)  [(GA) NE505 .R693 1992]
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  • Ethiopic Manuscript Collections

    Ethiopic Manuscript Collections

    Over the past century, the Princeton University Library has become one of the leading repositories for Ethiopic manuscripts in North America. Nearly all the manuscripts are in the Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections.

  • European history

    Used to discover collections documenting Europe from the 17th through 21st centuries. Princeton's collections are particularly strong for
    the political history of Western Europe.

  • European literature

    Use to retrieve collections related to the writings of non-English and non-Spanish European authors, consisting of personal papers as well
    as critical texts. (Use Latin American literature for writers in Spanish.) French, German, and Russian writers predominate.

  • Early theoretical publication on extra-illustrating or graingerising


    In 1769, James Granger published a Biographical History of England with blank leaves for the addition of portraits, etc. to the taste of the purchaser. Hence grangerising, for the practice he formalized and promoted. Grangerised or extra-illustrated books, as they are now more commonly called, are copies which have had added to them, either by a private owner or professionally, engraved portraits, prints, etc., usually cut out of other books, and sometimes also autograph letters, documents and drawings. (John Carter)

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