In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Mudd Library opens, Virginia sends the college a map, and more.
September 7, 1976—Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library opens for research.
September 8, 1813—Because the Presbyterian church, where the ceremony is usually scheduled to be held, has burned down, Commencement is canceled.
September 9, 1969—The New York Times quotes June Fletcher ’73 on being overwhelmed by men when she arrived at Princeton as part of its first coeducational undergraduate year: “I’ve met so many boys today and they’re all just one big blur. … There are so many boys.”
September 10, 1833—Washington, D.C.’s Daily National Intelligencer reports that the legislature of the state of Virginia has presented the College of New Jersey in Princeton a Tanner map of Virginia “as a testimony of regard for having educated a considerable number of Virginia’s most distinguished sons.”
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