Author Archives: Gabriel Swift

Main Gallery Exhibition: A Fine Addition

“A Fine Addition: New & Notable Acquisitions in Princeton’s Special Collections” highlights recent additions to the holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, as well as the Marquand Library of … Continue reading

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The Grolier Club Lectures

The Grolier Club online video library of talks and events has been steadily expanding since September 2010.  The entire Grolier Club video archive can be found at Vimeo. Below is a brilliant, provocative, and somewhat alarming lecture by RBS Director Michael F. … Continue reading

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Resources for Rare Books: A Work in Progress

Looking for the best resource to track down copies of a fifteenth-century printing (try ISTC)?  What about the vernacular equivalent for Ludguni Batauorum (Leiden, Netherlands, according to Latin Place Names)?  Need to find a rare, eighteenth-century American imprint (try NAIP)?  All of these questions (and more) … Continue reading

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Guide to the Latin American Ephemera Collections

In the 1960s, Barbara Hadley Stein, the University’s first Bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal (1966-1977), began intensively collecting ephemera to document some of the major political developments of the period, including the rise to power of military dictatorships, coup d’états, the institutionalization of … Continue reading

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