This Week in Princeton History for February 20-26
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a new student publication appears, Japanese students are remembered, and more. February 20, 1840—The first issue of a new student magazine, The Gem from Nassau’s Casket, appears. Though it will be short-lived, its successor publication, the Nassau Literary Magazine, will achieve a longstanding place on campus.
This Week in Princeton History for January 9-15
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a student expresses concern about staff wages, faculty warn seniors that they have to attend classes, and more. January 11, 1889—A student writes in a letter to the editor of the Daily Princetonian about his concerns about dorm fees not being used to pay staff appropriately. With […]
Whatever Happened to “The Vigil”?
By Iliyah Coles ’22 I have been looking for information about The Vigil, a minority newspaper that the University published in the late twentieth century. As a black student at a predominantly-white institution, I wanted to see what the newspaper would be about and how effectively it incorporated voices not usually heard. After researching and […]
Latinx Student Poetry at Princeton
By Courtney Perales ’17 with April C. Armstrong *14 and Mario Garcia ’18 Students have often used the arts and poetry to express themselves and enhance their identities on campus. Two Latinx poems I found in student publications in the archives this spring were particularly striking to me: “Lloro Por Mi Puerto Rico Perdido” in […]
Accessing Early University History through Publications
Written by Rossy Mendez It can often be a daunting task to find University-related publications from the nineteenth century. Fortunately, a number are available in Princeton’s collections and online. You can search for these publications directly through the main library catalog or by using the finding aids site to search across the university’s special […]