Professor Sandweiss Investigates Princeton and Slavery Connections Through University Archives
In 2012, Princeton University History Professor Martha Sandweiss approached University Archivist Dan Linke about conducting an undergraduate research seminar using the University Archives to investigate historical connections between Princeton and the institution of slavery. Over the past several years, that initial undergraduate initiative inquiry has grown into the Princeton & Slavery Project.
“My hope was that by asking new questions, students could find new stories in the Archives,” Sandweiss said. “And that’s just what happened. It’s been a joy to introduce students to archival research, and extraordinary to see what they’ve been able to uncover.”