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“Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888” Celebrates New Jersey’s 350th

“Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888” opens in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library, Princeton University, on Saturday, August 16.

Mellon Grant Awarded to Explore “The Archaeology of Reading”

  The Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries*, in partnership with University College London’s Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL), and the Princeton University Library, have been awarded a $488,000 grant from the Andrew W.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Writing Desk Goes On Display

Peter N. Heydon ’62 Gift of Browning Artifacts Firestone Library Eighteenth-Century Window Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00; Saturday – Sunday, 12:00-5:00 The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce that Peter N.

From a Thankful Nation: Latin American Medals & Orders in the Robert L. Ross Collection

In celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insigni

Nova Caesarea & the 350th Anniversary of the Naming of New Jersey

To commemorate the 350th anniversary (1664-2014) of the naming of New Jersey, Princeton University Library will publish Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666–1888 in the summer of 2014.

Princeton Acquires Landmark Medieval Egyptian Coin Collection

Princeton University has just acquired the Richard Undeland Collection of Mamluk coins as part of its goal of building a comprehensive study collection of the coinage of the medieval Mediterranean.

Save the Date: Info Session for Adler Book Collecting Prize, November 12, 2013

An informational session introducing the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Firestone Library.

Woody Allen Exhibition Extended Through November 17

Campus visitors and faculty and students returning from Fall Break still have a chance to view a selection of Woody Allen film scripts on display in the Firestone Library.

2013-2014 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize

  Deadline for Entries: Monday, December 2, 2013 The Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize is endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the collecting of books by Princeton undergraduates.

Found in Firestone

Whenever a building gets turned inside out, unexpected mementos of its past inhabitants are sure to emerge.

Egyptian Film Poster Designers and the Print Shops of Hassan Mazhar Gassour & Sayed Ali Ibrahim al-Nasr

Egyptian Film Poster Designers and the Print Shops of Hassan Mazhar Gassour & Sayed Ali Ibrahim al-Nasr Main Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton University 21 September 2013 – 2 February 2014 Historical studies of the “golden age” of the Egyptian film …

Cotsen Children’s Library to Host International Conference

The Cotsen Children’s Library will host the conference “Putting the Figure on the Map: Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children” from Wednesday, September 11, through Friday, September 13, 2013.  The Conference is geared to professionals and experts in illustrated c

Library Renovations Under Way in Rare Books and Special Collections

Summer Renovations In light of the library’s importance in teaching and research at Princeton, the University has committed to a comprehensive renovation of the Firestone Library that began in 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.

Envisioning the World: Henry and Holly Wendt Donate Historic World Map Collection.

An extraordinary collection of world maps, dating from 1472 to 1700, has found a permanent home in the Historic Maps Collection of the Princeton University Library.