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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Mudd Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

About Us

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is a state-of-the-art repository constructed in 1976 to house the Princeton University Archives and a highly regarded collection of 20th-century public policy papers.

The 30,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript material in its possession are widely used by local, national, and international researchers.  The Public Policy papers include important collections representing individuals and organizations in the areas of 20th-century American foreign policy, jurisprudence, journalism, public policy formation, and international development. The Library also houses the Archives of Princeton University which document administrative, research and student and staff activities on campus from its establishment as the College of New Jersey in 1746 to the present. The Library's collections include manuscript collections/archives, correspondence, publications, phonograph recordings, audio and video tapes, films, and photographs. 

Mudd Library is closed on the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.