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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:

Wordless Wednesday #53

Wordless Wednesday #53

Selected by April C. Armstrong *14

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 […]

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 #44

Wordless Wednesday #44

Selected by April C. Armstrong *14

Wordless Wednesday #42

Wordless Wednesday #42

Selected by Katie Zondlo

Bill Bradley’s “Performative Biography” and Its Princeton Roots

Bill Bradley’s “Performative Biography” and Its Princeton Roots

When Bradley unexpectedly opened his papers, he closed the announcement with a comedic stage whisper to the audience, “I hope they don’t find anything.” Given Bradley’s sterling reputation, I don’t think anyone ever will. However, now you can hear from the man himself, as Bradley opens up about his remarkable life.

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, […]

Robert H. Taylor ’30’s Gifts to the Princeton University Library

Robert H. Taylor ’30’s Gifts to the Princeton University Library

By Will Noel Sandwiched between Sinclair Hamilton (Class of 1906) and William H. Scheide ’36 in the list of chairs of the Friends of Princeton University Library is Robert H. Taylor ’30, who had an extraordinarily long tenure–25 years. More information about him, and digitized […]

Farewell and Best Wishes to Caitlin Abadir-Mullally, Special Collections Mudd Fellow for 2023

Farewell and Best Wishes to Caitlin Abadir-Mullally, Special Collections Mudd Fellow for 2023

I am Caitlin Abadir-Mullally and I wholeheartedly enjoyed my summer as the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellow at Princeton’s Mudd Library. I am a Philadelphia-based archivist with an interest in digital archives and reparative description.