Category: Graphic Arts Collection

Total Eclipse of the Collections

Total Eclipse of the Collections

The phenomenon of an eclipse has always sparked intrigue and fascination. Many early civilizations saw eclipses as a sign of impending doom. They have inspired medieval mathematicians to calculate the movement of celestial objects and predict future occurrences.

Wordless Wednesday #46

Wordless Wednesday #46

Selected by Adrienne Rusinko

Wordless Wednesday #45

Wordless Wednesday #45

Selected by Adrinne Rusinko

Wordless Wednesday #43

Wordless Wednesday #43

Selected by Adrienne Rusinko

A Cool Cannon Ball

A Cool Cannon Ball

The Battle of Princeton took place on January 3, 1777. This is a canon ball in the collection, dug up from Princeton Battlefield in 1896 by former Princeton University Library staffer Amos Sorter.  I bet the last time an Englishman held this it was hotter.

Contemporary Art from India

Contemporary Art from India

The painting depicts the experience of the first wave of the pandemic and is one of 17 pieces of COVID-19-related folk and tribal art from South Asia that was acquired for the Graphic Arts collection. … Each piece asks us to recall our own experiences of the pandemic and to reflect on its manifestation in India, too.

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, […]

Things That Go Bump in the Vault

Things That Go Bump in the Vault

Princeton University Library’s Special Collections, which hold materials spanning millennia across the globe, have a fair share of demonic depictions lurking on the shelves. One never knows which ghost, goblin, monster, or other feared spectre could possibly come traipsing through the vault’s locked door.

Wordless Wednesday #24

Wordless Wednesday #24

Selected by Dana Sheridan

In the Company of Good Books: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio

In the Company of Good Books: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio

By Will Noel 2023 is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the First Folio, the first edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare, printed by Jaggard and Blount in 1623.  To celebrate it, tomorrow we are opening an exhibition entitled “In the Company of […]