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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

In 1992, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library created an automated patron registration system that records visitors' information and materials used in a database.

Graduate student Kathleen Holscher recently was the 10,000th registered visitor to Mudd Manuscript Library.

• The library, a division of the University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is a state-of-the-art repository constructed in 1976 to house the University archives and a highly regarded collection of 20th-century public policy papers.

• The 27,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript material in its possession are widely used by local, national and international researchers. More than 2,000 visitors use Mudd Library's reading room each year, and its staff annually fields some 3,000 electronic, mail and telephone inquiries.

• On May 14, 2003, the library recorded its 10,000th visitor since automation. Kathleen Holscher, a graduate student in Princeton's Department of Religion, came to look at the archives of the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. She is interested in the experiences of Catholic immigrants in the United States and was researching a New Mexico court case where nuns were hired to teach in several public schools.



June 2, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 28
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Page one
Valedictorian looks forward to continuing pursuits beyond Princeton
Latin salutatorian: Mythical fascination leads to odyssey with classical languages
Slaughter advances the Wilson School by reaching out

New faculty members appointed
Labouisse winner gets 'in the flow' of research
Four seniors, one alumnus receive Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Four honored for their work mentoring graduate students
Spotlight, briefs

Admission video wins gold medal
Provenance research subject of exhibition at art museum
Library acquires collection of Eudora Welty

Calendar of events
Nassau Notes
By the numbers

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