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Princeton in the West Indies
Under the leadership of President Witherspoon, the College of New Jersey launched an ill-fated campaign to secure donations from slaveholding planter elites in the West Indies.
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.
What Princeton Owes to Firestone’s Exploitation of Liberia
Forced labor in Liberia built the Firestone fortune—and transformed Princeton. The story of Firestone, Liberia, and Princeton reveals how racist exploitation entangled and enriched Nassau Hall in the century that followed the U.S. Civil War.
Fundraising for Nassau Hall
Many of the donors and fundraisers who contributed to the construction of Nassau Hall had substantial personal, familial, or business ties to slavery and the slave trade.
Of Princeton's more than 160 endowed professorships and lectureships, four honor men who derived their fortunes from slave labor or contributed to the legacy of slavery in New Jersey and the United States.
Firestone Donations Table
Donations made to Princeton by corporate vehicles and members of the Firestone family, 1920–1982. This table has been reconstituted across multiple sources, most of which date from the 1960s. The few donations listed after 1970 do not necessarily signify a decrease in Firestone support, but rather reflect the archival material available to the author.
"New Library For University Assured; Named For Firestone"
Article from The Princeton Herald announcing funding from the Firestone family for a new library on campus.
"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.
Fundraising appeal for Lincoln University, endorsed by the Professors of the Theological Seminary and the College of New Jersey.
$1000 Subscription from David Leavitt
Note stating that in October 1835 David Leavitt subscribed $1,000 to Princeton on two conditions: that students be admitted to the college without regard for color, and that that Princeton’s intention to admit students on this basis be published in two New York papers.