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Joseph Clark in Virginia (1802-1803)
After a fire destroyed Nassau Hall in 1802, Princeton alumnus Joseph Clark canvassed Virginia on a nine-month fundraising mission. Throughout the trip, Clark relied on the hospitality and financial contributions of fellow Princeton alumni and their connections among Virginia’s slave-owning elite.
John Anthony Simmons
John Anthony Simmons (1802-1868) was a former slave, abolitionist, businessman, philanthropist, and prominent member of the Princeton community.
The Whig-Cliosophic Society and Slavery
Princeton’s rival Whig and Clio societies provided students with powerful platforms to discuss controversial issues of the day, frequently slavery and emancipation. From the late 18th century to the outbreak of the Civil War, members of both societies consistently opposed the emancipation of slaves, fostering a conservative, anti-abolition intellectual climate on campus.
African Americans on Campus, 1746-1876
African Americans were a constant presence at the College of New Jersey as servants, support staff, research and teaching assistants, and students. They labored under harsh conditions on a campus dominated by racism and white supremacy.
Strategies for Escape: A Study of Fugitive Slave Ads (1770-1819)
Runaway slaves from the Princeton area used sophisticated knowledge of the late-18th and early-19th century’s changing legal and political landscape when they planned their escapes, forcing slave-owners to acknowledge their resourcefulness and determination to liberate themselves.
Aaron Burr Jr.
Portrait of Aaron Burr Jr. (Class of 1772), the second Vice President of the United States.
Trustee Announcement Following 1802 Fire
An announcement published by the trustees after the 1802 fire at Nassau Hall, including a request by President Samuel Stanhope Smith to send the advertisement to Southern newspapers.
"The Burning of Nassau Hall in 1802"
A letter from Joseph Olden to Mary Middleton, describing the destruction of Nassau Hall and the capture of an enslaved arsonist.
Call for Subscriptions
A call for subscriptions published in a Charleston newspaper after a fire destroyed Nassau Hall in 1802.
Notice of Alumni Meeting
A note that the alumni of South Carolina met to raise funds to rebuild Nassau Hall after the 1802 fire.