On August 25, 2017, the Princeton University Library published its first edition of Library Spotlight, "Meet Elisabeth Bloom, second-year student in the Ph.D. program in French." Every few weeks, Library Spotlight will feature a member of the Princeton University community and the incredible treasures that the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections make available.
Each year more than 200 University classes utilize the Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) resources to provide students with the opportunity to study first-hand historical documents, books and other items seldom encountered. One such class is a seminar in French literature of the Renaissance taught by Professor Katie Chenoweth—The Matter of the Book: Montaigne’s Essais.
This is the story of Elisabeth Bloom’s encounter with extraordinary centuries-old materials and how it shaped her research and learning experience. <continue>