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This Week in Princeton History for June 19-25

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a young alum succumbs to cancer, a Londoner seeks to donate to a fledgling North American college, and more.

Daniel M. Sachs in a lacrosse uniform with 46 on the jersey
Daniel M. Sachs ’60, ca. 1958. Undergraduate Alumni Records (AC199).

June 20, 1967—Former athlete Daniel M. Sachs ’60 dies of cancer at the age of 28. With the support of friends and family and in response to his expressed wishes, a memorial scholarship in his honor will help future students who seek to study abroad.

June 22, 1937—As part of a series on college commencements, NBC Blue Network will broadcast Princeton University’s Commencement to radio listeners in the mid-Atlantic, New England, and Midwest.

June 23, 1764—A self-described “Englishman, a lover of liberty, the principles of the Revolution, etc.” writes from London that he “is desirous of having the honor to present” a copy of Locke on Government to “the Public Library of the College in New Jersey in North America.”

June 24, 1873—The parents of Theodoric Bland Pryor, Class of 1870, present his alma mater with a crayon drawing of him as a memorial. The Princeton Press predicts, “It will be retained in Princeton—probably for all time.” (21st-century viewers can find it in the collections stewarded by the Princeton University Art Museum.)

Theodoric Bland Pryor
Theodoric Bland Pryor, Class of 1870, ca. 1870. Historical Photograph Collection, Alumni Photographs Series (AC058), Box SP2.

For the previous installment in this series, click here.

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