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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.
"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.
"An outrageous attack"
An article from the Princeton Whig describing the aftermath of the Riot of 1846.
Letter to the editor describing the the whipping post at the center of Princeton.
"Germany, Sotomayor Receive 1976 Pyne Prize"
Sonia Sotomayor was the 1976 recipient of a prize named in honor of Moses Taylor Pyne.
An advertisement for Anthony Simmons's bathhouse, published in the Princeton Whig.