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Teaching the Untouchable: Rare Books Education in Elementary School Classrooms

Rare books and elementary school classrooms…can the two mix? The answer is yes, absolutely. For seven years, Dana Sheridan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, has had tremendous success bringing collections education to New Jersey schools. To date, over 14,000 children have … Continue reading

13. November 2014 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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Attention Students: Submit Your Essay to Win the 2014-2015 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize!

Are you an avid collector of books, manuscripts, or other materials found in libraries? If so, consider submitting an essay about your collection for a chance to win the Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize! Endowed from the estate of … Continue reading

04. November 2014 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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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. Mellon Foundation to implement “The … Continue reading

15. July 2014 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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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. Heydon, Princeton Class of 1962, has made several important … Continue reading

21. March 2014 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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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.  An order form with pre-publications discounts for both the trade and … Continue reading

06. December 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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