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Student Autograph Books and Collegiate Friendships
Antebellum autograph books reveal the intimate, cross-sectional friendships northern and southern Princeton students formed in the years before the Civil War.
Indians, Slavery and Princeton
Princeton’s history of Indian education, dating back to the 18th century, illustrates white Americans’ ambivalent views of American Indians.
Presbyterian minister Samuel Finley (1715-1766) was one of the College of New Jersey’s founding trustees and its fifth president. Upon his death in 1766, six of his slaves were sold at the President’s House on campus.
Princeton in the Newspapers
News about the College of New Jersey and its students—including their connections to the South—spread across the country through multiple forms of print media.
The Alumni Subscription Campaign of 1853
In 1835, the Alumni Association of Nassau Hall responded to financial crisis with a fundraising campaign among Princeton alumni. Many of the donors who responded were southerners with ties to slavery.
"Immigration Dangers Discussed At Meeting"
Daily Princetonian article describing an Immigration Restriction League meeting.
Advertisement urging Princeton residents to vote Republican to support the new state constitution, which prohibited the segregation of public schools.
Letter to the editor describing the the whipping post at the center of Princeton.
"Gansevoort and Black Jim"
A dialogue between former slave James Collins Johnson and Henry Sanford Gansevoort (class of 1855).
"Scene from Real Life"
Cartoon from a student newspaper, The Nassau Rake, depicting two white men commenting on the attractiveness of black women in Princeton.
Author Toni Morrison Delivers Keynote at Princeton Slavery Symposium
Morrison’s address explores Princeton University’s historical ties to the institution of slavery.
A Slave Auction, Slave-Owning Presidents: Princeton University Unveils a Dark Past
The project sheds light on how slavery was a part of daily life for early Princeton faculty and students.
Princeton & Slavery (and the Arts)
State of the Arts NJ, 1/8/18
Princeton University faces its legacy of slavery in a wide-ranging history project that engages the public with art, theater, and more.
Princeton Public Library to Host Author Sharon Draper on October 24th
Sharon Draper will discuss her historic novel Copper Sun.