This Week in Princeton History for February 20-26
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a new student publication appears, Japanese students are remembered, and more. February 20, 1840—The first issue of a new student magazine, The Gem from Nassau’s Casket, appears. Though it will be short-lived, its successor publication, the Nassau Literary Magazine, will achieve a longstanding place on campus.
West Meets East: Japanese Themes in Princeton’s Graphic Arts of the Late 19th Century
If you spend as much time immersed in the University Archives as I do, at times you will see intriguing patterns emerge. I have seen repeated examples of an unusual theme in the graphic arts associated with the College of New Jersey (as Princeton University was named until 1896) in the late 19th century and […]
This Week in Princeton History for May 13-19
In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, two professors accuse a third of stealing from them, Princeton’s first Japanese Ph.D. writes about his experiences on campus, and more. May 13, 1869—Despite worries that bad weather would prevent women from attending Class […]
This Week in Princeton History for June 25-July 1
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a junior converts to Christianity, the centennial is celebrated, and more. June 28, 1873—Rioge Koe, a Japanese student in the Class of 1874, gives his sword to Princeton president James McCosh. He writes a […]