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This Week in Princeton History for March 30-April 5
In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the library receives a new gift of F. Scott Fitzgerald correspondence, a campus publication rails against women’s suffrage, and more.
April 1, 1871—Today’s issue of Princeton’s College World rails against women’s involvement in politics and women’s suffrage. “It is generally advocated by women who have long since banished all the hopes which they once entertained of becoming faithful and loving wives, and who have for a long time been deprived of those charms of youth and comeliness which may have once marked them as attractive members of society. … the cause is utterly worthless, indeed, to a great measure pernicious, since it would overthrow the benefits arising from our present form of government which has been established after so much labor and bloodshed.” College World urges women to take care of orphans instead.
April 5, 1943—Beginning today, all regularly scheduled University exercises, except Sunday Chapel services, will shift forward 10 minutes. This is necessary to allow the Army trainees enough time to assemble and march to class in formation after breakfast.
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