Photography in the Princeton University Library

cruikshank photography

George Cruikshank, Midnight scenes and social photographs: being sketches of life in the streets, wynds, and dens of the city (Glasgow: T. Murray and Son, 1858). Graphic Arts Collection (GA) Cruik 1858.4.

Members of the Friends of the Princeton University Library will be seeing a new Princeton University Library Chronicle in their mailbox soon. For others, please note that this issue is dedicated almost exclusively to the photography holdings in Rare Books and Special Collections. I think I can guarantee it is an eye-opener and will introduce wonderful resources possibly unknown and certainly underutilized.

The table of contents for v. 75, no. 2 (winter 2014) reads:

“Clyde-built: The Photographic Work of Thomas Annan” by Lionel Gossman

“Who Art These Masked Men? The Early Ku Klux Klan, a Photograph, and a North Alabama Family” by Frances Osborn Robb

“Photography and the Princeton Collections of Western Americana” by Gabriel A. Swift

“Photography and the Princeton Print Club” by Julie Mellby

with additional articles about John White Alexander, Arthur Dove, Thomas Rowlandson, and Lionel Grimston Fawkes.

As one of the very few academic libraries still researching and publishing about their collection, I am very proud of this initiative at Princeton. Please consider joining the Friends and/or requesting the issue through interlibrary loan.

Still to come: An issue dedicated to the upcoming exhibition: Versailles on Paper: A Graphic Panorama of the Palace and Gardens of Louis XIV.