Curated Collections Program

The Digital Princeton University Library (DPUL) Curated Collections Program allows Princeton faculty, students, and staff to use digitized special collections material to create small-scale digital exhibits of 10 to 15 items arranged around a theme. This theme can be based on genre, subject, time period or any other cohesive vision the collector imagines. Although selections may not reflect the complete story that PUL collections can tell on a given subject (after all, the material is limited to the digital collection), Curated Collections are meant to serve as an introduction to a topic and an entry point to the breadth of material held by PUL’s Special Collections. This is a program designed to inspire curiosity, showcase new perspectives, and encourage creativity across the Princeton Community using Special Collections. What story do you want to tell?

Contact Emma Sarconi, Reference Professional for Special Collections at for more information.

Princeton University Library Special Collections represents one of the premier repositories of its kind. Its holdings span five millennia and five continents, and include around 300,000 rare or significant printed works; 30,000 linear feet of textual materials, ranging from cuneiform tablets to contemporary manuscripts; a wealth of prints, drawings, photographs, maps, coins, and other visual materials; the Cotsen Children's Library; the recently-gifted Scheide Library; and the Princeton University Archives.

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