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This Week in Princeton History for December 5-11

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Hoagie Haven stops delivering sandwiches, the campus holds its first beauty contest, and more.

December 5, 1950—University employees vote on whether to participate in the Social Security plan.

Social Security election notice, November 29, 1950. Office of the Dean of the Faculty Records (AC118), Box 128, Folder 3.

December 7, 1990—Hoagie Haven, a beloved downtown sandwich shop, announces that it will no longer offer delivery service. The campus reaction, the Daily Princetonian reports, is “somber.”

December 8, 1941—Princeton University holds its first beauty contest, featuring all-male contestants drawn from the Triangle Club.

Beauty contest, 1941. Triangle Club Records (AC122), Box 72.

December 9, 1936—Campus squirrels steal theater tickets from students.

Clipping from the Daily Princetonian.

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