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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.
Counting Princetonians in the Civil War
Extensive research by the Princeton University Archives staff has determined that over 600 Princeton students and alumni fought in the Civil War. Of these, 86 died in the conflict—48 for the Confederacy, and 38 for the Union.
Between 1746 and 1865, about 40% of Princeton students arrived from the slaveholding South. As college leaders recruited elite southerners, enrollment tracked the geographical spread of the slave economy.
William Potter Ross
William Potter Ross—a Princeton alumnus, Cherokee chief, and Confederate officer during the Civil War—advocated for Cherokee sovereignty in part by defending the practice of slavery.
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.
Notice of Alumni Meeting
A note that the alumni of South Carolina met to raise funds to rebuild Nassau Hall after the 1802 fire.
"An Address Delivered Before the Alumni Association of Nassau-Hall"
A commencement address given by Samuel Southard (class of 1804) in 1832, calling on alumni to donate to the college.
Bruce Wright in 2001
Bruce Wright at Class Day, June 4, 2001.
Commencement Address by James McDowell
A pro-slavery address delivered by James McDowell (class of 1817) at the Princeton commencement for the class of 1838.
James Moore Wayne
A daguerreotype of James Moore Wayne, Princeton class of 1808.