Author: Emma Sarconi

Special Collections Showcase April 2024

Special Collections Showcase April 2024

Once a month, five objects from across Special Collections’ vast holdings will be on display in the lobby of Firestone Library for two hours for anyone to come and see. Here are the objects featured in our April 2024:

Special Collections Showcase March 2024

Special Collections Showcase March 2024

Once a month, five objects from across Special Collections’ vast holdings will be on display in the lobby of Firestone Library for anyone to come and see. Here are the objects featured in March 2024: Object 1: Pank-a-Squith (1909) — (E-000072) Published in 1909 for […]

Special Collections Showcase February 2024

Special Collections Showcase February 2024

Once a month, five objects from across Special Collections’ vast holdings will be on display in the lobby of Firestone Library for anyone to come and see. Here are the objects featured in February 2024.

The All Access Bookclub: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The All Access Bookclub: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Beginning in January 2024, the Princeton Public Library and Special Collections at Princeton University Library launched a book club together for the first time. Called “All Access,” every six weeks, the club reads a book chosen by Princeton Public Library staff.

Our Favorite Things #5: A 15th Century Book of Hours

Our Favorite Things #5: A 15th Century Book of Hours

I love books of hours in general and find them so beautiful, just knowing how much painstaking work went into creating a manuscript like the kinds we see from the 1400s-1500s–from making the parchment to doing all of the lettering and detail work and copying to binding the book to adding illustrations and gilt; it always results in a truly special and unique object.

We Have Changed More Than Just Our Name

We Have Changed More Than Just Our Name

by Dan Linke The world has changed a lot in the past four years, and Princeton University Library’s Special Collections is no exception. The start of a New Year is a good opportunity to review these changes, as we strive to make our holdings accessible […]

Our Favorite Things #4: A Vision of a Women’s World

Our Favorite Things #4: A Vision of a Women’s World

In this reoccurring series, members of the Special Collections staff will introduce some of our favorite objects found in the stacks of Special Collections at Princeton. April C. Armstrong *14, Library Collections Specialist | “Untitled, 1910 December 29” April, what do you do at Princeton? […]

Our Favorite Things #3: A Dog Genealogy

Our Favorite Things #3: A Dog Genealogy

This little book is a list of the names of all the champion hunting dogs owned by a great English book collector, who also had a Gutenberg Bible, etc.

Special Collections Showcase October 2023

Special Collections Showcase October 2023

Once a month, five objects from across Special Collections’ vast holdings will be on display in the lobby of Firestone Library for anyone to come and see. Here are the objects featured in October 2023: Object 1: Inkwell: Self-portrait as a Sphinx by Sarah Bernhardt, […]

Special Collections Showcase September 2023

Special Collections Showcase September 2023

On the second Thursday of the month, five objects from across Special Collections’ vast holdings will be on display in the lobby of Firestone Library for anyone to come and see. Here are the objects featured in September 2023.