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This Week in Princeton History for May 15-21

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the baseball team lacks uniforms, a stained glass window will be installed soon, and more.

May 17, 1869—The New York Herald observes that Princeton’s baseball team lacks a uniform: “The Mutuals were attired in their new uniform, of a dark slate color, and presented a very neat appearance, while the Princeton boys, unlike most college clubs, wore a variety of costumes.”

Baseball team
Princeton’s baseball team, ca. 1868. Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series (AC112), Box LP27, Image No. 1980.

May 19, 1967—On behalf of Executive Board of the newly-formed Students for Women at Princeton, George T. Hayum ’67 invites peers in favor of coeducation to attend a meeting this afternoon at Ivy Club.

May 20, 1895—Workers are preparing to install a stained glass window in Alexander Hall.

Interior of Alexander Hall
In this interior photo of Alexander Hall, taken in 1985 a century after it was installed, the stained glass window can be seen toward the top of the image. A better view of each panel is available via our colleagues in the Office of Communications. Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series (AC111), Box AD01, Image No. 7377.

May 21, 1915—The Lincoln Highway Car, along with its small convoy of two other cars, arrives in Princeton on its 102-day journey from New York to San Francisco. They will record local scenes as part of a film they are making about the trip, which seeks to encourage Americans to support paving the path they are taking.

For the previous installment in this series, click here.

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