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Library Exhibits

A showcase for curated resources in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

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The Numismatic Luther: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

"The Numismatic Luther," a special exhibit in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, is physically on display in Special Collections (North Wing Room 2173) and open to the public during Special Collections hours through December 2017. 

It has also been made into a digital exhibit: The Numismatic Luther: The Frederick J. and Joyce Schumacher Collection.

This outstanding collection of Luther-related medals and coins has been put together by Frederick J. Schumacher (Class of 1978) over much of a lifetime and represents Luther commemoration over many centuries. "More different medals and coins have been struck relating to Luther and his life and teachings than any other single person in history," writes Rev. Schumacher in an article he published about his collection.

"The Numismatic Luther" exhibit in display case

Edward Miller's Patient Book

Edward Miller, brother to renowned Princeton Theological Seminary professor, Samuel Miller, collaborated in America's first medical journal as he was a practicing doctor and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Special Collections holds his private patient appointment book from the two years he was practicing privately prior to his death in 1812.

Exhibit created by Special Collections intern, Kaitlin Montague, MLIS 2016, Rutgers School of Communication and Information

James J. Reeb Memorial Lectures

On Sunday, March 7, 1965, 600 people participated in the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL. A second march took place two days later, which James J. Reeb, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Unitarian Universalist minister, joined. When it was over, three people had been killed, including Reeb. One year later, the Seminary held a series of five annual lectures by internationally distinguished religious and civic leaders: Eugene Carson Blake, Roy Wilkins, D. T. Niles, Ralph David Abernathy, and Paul Verghese.

Princeton Seminary Student DH Projects 2015

What are the digital humanities (DH) and how are they part of seminary education? Princeton seminarians explored these and other questions in an early 2015 introductory DH course, proposing new interactive knowledge resources. Three student projects are presented in this digital exhibit: Love of God Audio Quotation Database (Jeffrey Cobbold), Digital Humanities and Text Encoding (Alan B. Thorne, Jr.), Father Forgive Me for I Have Trolled: Re-Imagining the Scope of Religious Confession in the Digital World (Michael J. Toy).

C.L. Seow: Celebrating 32 Years of Scholarship

C.L. Seow has taught Old Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Seminary since 1983. Effective August 16, 2015, he joins the faculty of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University as the Vanderbilt, Buffington, Cupples Distinguished Chair in Hebrew Bible.

The Grand Itinerant - George Whitefield at 300

A key figure in colonial America's religious Great Awakening, George Whitefield, 1714-1770, preached to huge crowds held spellbound by his dramatic oratory. He is considered by many to have been a master at merging the sacred with the temporal, bringing his message of spiritual renewal to the marketplace. His was an agile ministry that moved outside when indoor gatherings grew perilous. Data driven, he collected and touted participation metrics to the local press.

First Floor

New Faculty Books

The New Faculty Books exhibit showcases the most recent faculty book publications and previews forthcoming titles. This display, to be updated periodically, offers a glimpse at the range and diversity of the current research interests of the faculty.

photo of new faculty books exhibit

Celebrating Women in Ministry at Princeton Seminary

The 2017 Women in Ministry Conference, "Telling Our Stories: Breaking the Mold, Taking Risks, Paving the Way," sponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary’s Women in Ministry Initiative of the Center for Theology, Women and Gender, runs October 23-25. There is a related exhibit in the glass case near the library entrance.

Exhibit on display in a class case about Women in Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary

Main Concourse

Antiquities from James H. Charlesworth's private collection

The main concourse exhibit features antiquities from the private collection of Princeton Theological Seminary Professor James H. Charlesworth

Second Floor

The Numismatic Luther: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

"The Numismatic Luther," a special exhibit in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, is physically on display in Special Collections (North Wing Room 2173) and open to the public during Special Collections hours through December 2017. 

It has also been made into a digital exhibit: The Numismatic Luther: The Frederick J. and Joyce Schumacher Collection.

This outstanding collection of Luther-related medals and coins has been put together by Frederick J. Schumacher (Class of 1978) over much of a lifetime and represents Luther commemoration over many centuries. "More different medals and coins have been struck relating to Luther and his life and teachings than any other single person in history," writes Rev. Schumacher in an article he published about his collection.

"The Numismatic Luther" exhibit in display case

Second Floor Exhibits

The second floor of the library features a room dedicated to the Presbyterian heritage in Korea and its connections with our Seminary and on the opposite side of the building a case with religious artifacts from around the world. Many of them were gathered in the earlier part of the 20th century as part of the Zwemer Museum on world missions which was located in Stuart Hall from the 1930s through the 1950s. Some of the African artifacts were the gift of former Princeton Seminary Trustee Fred Christian and his wife Eva.

Third Floor

Third Floor Exhibit

The third floor Women in Ministry Room (3028) has a photo exhibit celebrating the presence of women at Princeton Theological Seminary.