A special display space has been created at the Princeton Public Library for the centennial commemoration of Wilson’s election and inauguration. The display is located on the second floor of the library outside of the Princeton Room and features a wide range of books about Woodrow Wilson, his presidency as well as his own writings.
Of special note is that the display contains all sixty-nine volumes of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson edited by Arthur S. Link and published by Princeton University Press. The description for this important series states:
This massive collection includes all important letters, speeches, interviews, press conferences, and public papers on Woodrow Wilson. The culumes make available as never before the materials essential to understanding Wilson’s personality, his intellectual, religious, and political development, and his careers as educator, writer, orator, and statesman. The Papers not only reveal the private and public man, but also the era in which he lived, making the series additionally valuable to scholars and others in various fields of history between the 1870s and the 1920s.
All of the books on display are a part of the library’s regular circulating and reference collection, but have been gathered together in one central location for this special occasion. The book display will be up until March 15, 2013.
John Perry Leavell, emeritus professor of history at Drew University and a member of our Woodrow Wilson Centennial committee, has put together a recommended reading list that we have included on this site under the Reading Tab.