Author: Emma Sarconi
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, […]
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.
Encountering this jacket, you can’t help but think about Zelda as a flesh and blood person. A person with a *body* who wore jackets — not just a character in someone else’s story; not just a person defined by their brain.
My studies and professional experiences helped me recognize how vital archives are in not only preserving records for the future but also for telling people’s story, affirming their experiences and role in our collective history.
Alexander Wainwright, associate librarian for acquisitions, effected the purchase of these selections, amounting to a total of 186 volumes, using monies from the Charles F. Wells Library Fund during the academic year 1973-74. The acquisition was announced in the Princeton University Library Chronicle for Autumn 1974.
The illustrations in this volume are amazing. One of my favorite things about history is seeing how similar humans have always been despite how much the world has changed, and who hasn’t doodled on their math homework before? Whether I’m poring over the depictions of various creatures or trying to figure out exactly what math is going on, every page of this manuscript piques my interest.