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Seeley G. Mudd Gallery

While it is common to think of an archives as a repository for paper, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library also houses tens of thousands of audiovisual items including photographic images ranging from daguerreotypes to modern prints; sound recordings ranging from 78 rpm records to reel-to-reel tapes; and image recordings ranging from film to videotape. In addition to the gallery exhibit currently at Mudd Library, audiovisual highlights as well as some significant textual items from selected collections are now available online here.

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Cartoons have satirized the political landscape since the mid-nineteenth century, but a story from 64 years ago remains fresh and on view at Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. "Testing Boundaries: Cartoon Visions of Roosevelt's Third Term" highlights eleven cartoons from the Political Cartoon Collection that examine President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's quest for an unprecedented third term.

"Testing Boundaries: Cartoon Visions of Roosevelt's Third Term", follows the 1940 presidential nomination process as seen through the keen satirical eyes of the day's well known cartoonists. From the first mention of a possible third term with all sides questioning the wisdom of such a move through to the partisan debates, these cartoons show the issues in a light that can not easily be matched by text alone.

Reunions enjoy a special place in the heart of all Princeton alumni, and a new exhibition at Princeton's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript celebrates the history and spirit of Reunions past. " Princeton Reunions and the P-rade: A Photographic Timeline" explores the history of Reunions from their earliest beginnings in the 19th century to 2003.


The tercentennial of the birth of Jonathan Edwards, American theologian and philosopher, is commemorated in this exhibition entitled "Jonathan Edwards: The Life of a Master Preacher." Portions of the exhibit, including letters and photos, can be viewed here.




Entitled "Paix et Liberté: Posters That Go BANG!," this exhibit showcases thirty-five colorful posters designed by the French anti-Communist organization Paix et Liberté (Peace and Liberty).


triple portrait ca. 1850s

Cased Images in the Princeton University Archives highlights a portion of the cased image collection of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes that was part of a year-long conservation project at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. The exhibit addresses the conservation treatments, as well as the history of these images and their subjects. The condition of the cased images before their preservation treatment was such that they could not be handled; with the completion of this project, researchers may now study this valuable collection.

In this online exhibition we provide the music in sound and print of four famous Princeton songs: the Alma Mater 'Old Nassau,' 'The Orange and the Black,' 'The Princeton Cannon Song,' and 'Going Back to Old Nassau.'

Sheet Music Cover

Adali Stevenson

The centennial of the birth of Adlai Stevenson, Democratic candidate for President in 1952 and 1956, is celebrated in an exhibition entitled "A Voice of Conscience: The Legacy of Adlai Stevenson." Portions of this exhibition, including audiovisual items, can be viewed here.

Visit the online component of the Mudd Library's 1999 exhibition, "Reflections on Photographing Princeton."

Visit the Woodrow Wilson Online Exhibit.
Woodrow Wilson

Jimmy Stewart

Hear Jimmy Stewart sing in a 1931 Triangle show.

David Lilenthal

Watch David E. Lilienthal on his last day at the Atomic Energy Commission.

Allen Dulles

Hear Allen W. Dulles on the Soviet military threat.