Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Adds Its First Videos to YouTube

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, in conjunction with Princeton University’s Office of Communications, has just added its first videos to the University’s YouTube Channel. In the coming months, the Mudd Library plans to post a variety of audiovisual materials to the University’s two YouTube Channels, with items chosen from both the University Archives and Public Policy Papers.

Our first video chronicles the May 20, 1963 move of Corwin Hall to its current location across from Wallace Hall and Robertson Hall. After nearly two months of planning, Corwin Hall (then known as Wilson Hall), was pushed along steel tracks for 12 hours from its location on Washington Road in order to make room for the new Robertson Hall. Shot on 8 mm film, this video shows a time lapse of the move. For more details about this move, please see this entry in the Princeton Companion.

In addition, two videos about Reunions and the University’s Bicentennial were uploaded. See:

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For more information about Mudd’s Audiovisual Collection, browse its finding aid or search a collection index here.

To tell us what you think or suggest an item from one of our collections, please post a comment to this page or send an e-mail to mudd@princeton.edu.