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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
A view of the library from the north
Country United States
Type Archive & special collections
Scope Princeton University history
Public policy
Established 1976
Location Princeton, New Jersey
Branch of Princeton University Library
Size 45,000 linear feet

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is the institutional archives of Princeton University and is part of the Princeton University Library's department of rare books and special collections. The Mudd Library houses two major collection areas: the history of Princeton and the history of twentieth century public policy.

The Mudd Library was designed by Hugh Stubbins and cost $2.5 million at the time of its construction. It was the first building to be designed under the University's energy conservation program and was dedicated on October 16, 1976.[1][2] Its creation was supported by the Seeley G. Mudd Foundation. The Library currently holds 45,000 linear feet of archived material.[3]


  • Notable collections housed at the Mudd Library 1
    • University archives collections 1.1
    • Public policy collections 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Notable collections housed at the Mudd Library

University archives collections

The university archives collections the records of students and faculty at Princeton University, evidence of the university's business, records of student life, and university publications. The university archives is also the repository for Princeton senior theses and doctoral dissertations.

Public policy collections

The five major collecting areas for public policy at Mudd Library are foreign policy, jurisprudence, journalism, public policy formation, and international development. The library has collected from individuals and organizations that influenced these areas in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.


  1. ^ Bernstein, Fred (28 April 1977). "Princeton architecture: Less is more, but enough is enough". Daily Princetonian 101 (61). 
  2. ^ "Princeton Notebook". Princeton Alumni Weekly 77 (1): 6. 27 September 1976. 
  3. ^ "Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library: About Us". Princeton University Library. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

External links

  • Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Website
  • Princeton University Library Finding Aids
  • Mudd Manuscript Library Blog
  • The Reel Mudd: Films and other audiovisual materials from the Mudd Manuscript Library
  • Family History Resources in the Princeton University Archives
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