This Week in Princeton History for February 18-24

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, hazing makes national headlines, McCarter Theater opens, and more.

February 18, 1878—During a particularly severe outbreak of hazing, a gunfight breaks out on Nassau Street between freshmen and sophomores, with one student being shot in the thigh. Coverage in the national Police Gazette will follow.

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Guide to Princeton-Related Theater Collections Now Online

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Princeton students in The Honorable Julius Caesar, the 1892-1893 Triangle Club production. From AC122 Triangle Club Records box 93.

From Triangle and Intime to the Princeton Mime Company, Quipfire!, and many more, all collections in the Princeton University Archives related to campus theater groups and venues are now described online and available for research in the Mudd Manuscript Library.

A guide outlining 28 different collections about theater at Princeton is also now available online. While intended to be thorough, the libguide is not exhaustive, and additions are welcome.