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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.

Original Art for The Great Gatsby Dust Jacket on Display

Beginning Friday, May 17, and continuing through Saturday, June 1, 2013, the public is invited to the Firestone Library to view the original art for the dust jacket of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first edition of The Great Gatsby.

The Great Gatsby : From Princeton to Hollywood

The film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, premieres this evening in New York and arrives in theaters on May

The Hudson Review Celebrates 65th Anniversary

The Hudson Review celebrates its 65th anniversary next month.

The Great Gatsby to Open Cannes Film Festival

Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s latest film, The Great Gatsby, will open the 66th Festival de Cannes in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2013.

True Treasures: Princeton Alumni Weekly Highlights “A Republic in the Wilderness”

  The March 20th issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly highlights the current Main Gallery exhibition, “A Republic in the Wilderness: Trea­sures of Amer­i­can His­tory from Jamestown to Appo­mat­tox.” “True Treasures: Two and A Half Centuries of American History Are On Dis

Sarduy Artwork at Princeton

Rubén Gallo, Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Princeton and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, recently highlighted an acquisition in the Graphic Arts Collection of thirty-four paintings and drawings by the novelist, critic, poet,

Archives of Latin American Literature at Princeton

A selection of Latin American papers from the Manuscripts Division, Rare Books and Special Collections.

The Poetry of Debussy and Mahler

Today’s edition of the Trenton Times highlights an upcoming performance by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde: Margaret Mezzacappa to perform Mahler’s ‘Song of the Earth’ with Princeton Sympho

Join us for the Princeton ArtWalk, Thursday, March 7, 5-8 p.m.

Our latest exhibition, “A Republic in the Wilderness: Treasures of American History from Jamestown to Appomattox,” is a featured destination on this Thursday’s ArtWalk.  Please join us tomorrow in the Main Gallery of the Firestone Library from 5 p.m.

Join Us on March 5 for James McPherson’s Lecture on the Civil War for “A Republic in the Wilderness”

Join us at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5, in McCormick Hall Room 101, for a lecture on the Civil War by James McPher­son, the George Henry Davis 1886 Pro­fes­sor of Amer­i­can His­tory, Emer­i­tus.

“Wanted Poster” No Longer Still At Large

The latest issue of Town Topics, Princeton’s weekly community newspaper, highlights a recently discovered “Wanted Poster” for John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln: “Lincoln Assassination ‘Wanted Poster’ Discovered at Princeton Univers

Treasures of American history featured in Princeton exhibition – Opening Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

From a first-hand account of Colonial life in Jamestown to a wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth following President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, a Princeton University Libraryexhibition opening Friday, Feb. 22, will trace the American experience from 1607 to 1865.

Times of Trenton Highlights 18th Century Handel Acquisition

Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an eighteenth-century scribal score of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Berenice, copied by a contemporary Handel copyist (“S2”) from the composer’s autograph manuscript.

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