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Tag: World War II

  • This Week in Princeton History for August 31-September 6

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, alumnae celebrate the completion of a cross-country fundraising bike ride with a dip in the Fountain of Freedom, an invoice is paid for Nassau Hall’s weather vane, and more. August 31, 1989—A champagne reception…

  • This Week in Princeton History for July 20-26

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the Ivy League’s first Black dean dies, the FBI arrests a graduate student and holds him without charges, and more. July 20, 1998—Carl Fields, a former Princeton University administrator and the first Black dean…

  • This Week in Princeton History for May 25-31

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a member of the Class of 1945 survives a bombing in France, the Prince responds to proposed limits on enrollment, and more. May 25, 1940—Pierre Soesman ’45, who fled Belgium earlier this month, survives…

  • 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. March 31, 1967— Charles Scribner Jr. ’43 presents the Princeton University Library with Charles…

  • This Week in Princeton History for December 30-January 5

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the Glee Club breaks speed records in the Midwest, the Princeton Alumni Weekly editor is drafted into military service, and more. December 30, 1893—The Glee Club’s special tour train sets a record for the fastest…

  • Debating Race at Princeton in the 1940s, Part II: Roundtable News and the Liberal Union

    Debating Race at Princeton in the 1940s, Part II: Roundtable News and the Liberal Union

    This is the second post in a two-part series examining Princeton University’s debates over admitting African Americans in the 1940s. These debates began in earnest due to the dedication of one undergraduate in the Class of 1943, Francis Lyons “Frank” Broderick, whose efforts were the focus of the first post in this series. Here, I…

  • This Week in Princeton History for December 9-15

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a typing class is starting, reform-minded undergraduates organize, and more. December 9, 1958—Registration is underway for an undergraduate typing course. For six dollars, students will learn how to type about 20-30 words per minute.

  • This Week in Princeton History for October 14-20

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Native Americans speak out about Columbus Day, a dispute over voter registration sparks a long legal battle, and more. October 14, 1971—Victor Masayesva ’74 of Americans Before Columbus writes to the Daily Princetonian regarding…

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 30-October 6

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, new abortion funding policies draw protest, the Navy is moving in, and more. September 30, 1840—At Commencement, Samuel Reese Frierson of the graduating class speaks on the “Rights of Women.” October 1, 1989—About 100…

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 16-22

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a longstanding but dangerous tradition comes to an end, a sophomore writes to his mother about attending Aaron Burr’s funeral, and more. September 19, 1990—Students nab the Nassau Hall clapper for the last time.