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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.
Princeton Academies and Slavery
Local academies in Princeton helped maintain the relationship between the College of New Jersey and the South.
The Skeleton in the Basement
In 1853, two Princeton alumni described an event in which anatomy students stole a body from the local black cemetery. Though potentially fictional, their story illustrates how elite white men claimed authority over black bodies beyond the institution of slavery.
Princeton’s Fugitive Slaves
Princeton residents published at least 28 newspaper advertisements for runaway slaves between 1774 and 1818. Each tells a unique story of courage and resistance in the face of tremendous odds.
The Murder of Frederick Ohl
In 1895, African American Princeton resident John Collins shot and killed white Princeton student Frederick Ohl. The racially biased news coverage surrounding Collins’s trial illustrates racial tensions still present on campus and in town thirty years after the end of the Civil War.
A newspaper notice announcing the establishment of the College of New Jersey in 1746.
An advertisement for the Warren Academy published in the Columbian Mirror.
An advertisement for Somerville Academy in the New York Evening Post.
Edgehill School Mentions in National Newspapers
A Google Fusion Tables-generated map of the locations in which Edgehill advertisements were found.
Distribution of Princeton Academies Mentions in National Newspapers
A map generated using Google Fusion Tables that shows the distribution of the data gathered for the exhibit on Princeton in the Newspapers.