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This Week in Princeton History for November 1-7
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, some alumni are not pleased that students are cross-dressing for the theater, Abraham Lincoln is the most popular candidate for president on campus, and more.
Halloween: It’s Not Just for Pumpkins
Recent design trends in Halloween pumpkin carving fly in the face of tradition. The purpose of the lantern is to frighten away the mischievous spirits that will walk abroad on the night of October 31st. While a carving of Jack …
This Week in Princeton History for October 25-31
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a visitor is shocked by students expressing political views, faculty deny a petition to begin a college newspaper, and more.
Lifestyles of the Rich & Noble
Don't be sooooo 12th century. Get with the times whilst also enjoying this complementary copy of Medieval Vogue! Katie designed this gorgeous little mag for a massive Robin Hood shindig my library hosted some years ago.
Early LGBTQIA+ Publishing and Civil Liberties During America’s “Lavender Scare”
Documentation of LGBTQIA+ communities prior to the Stonewall riots of 1969 can be sparse.
Cotsen Pumpkin Patch
Halloween is just around the corner, which means it's time to head to the pumpkin patch for your favorite festive gourd! Katie and I thought it would be fun to venture into the Cotsen Children's Library's special collections vaults and pull a few pumpkin treasures.
This Week in Princeton History for October 18-24
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students are taking a new kind of exam, a play written by a member of the Class of 1883 debuts on Broadway, and more.
A Tale of Two Cakes
It was the best of cakes, it was the worst of cakes. Armed with a recipe, lemons, and an inordinate amount of patience, Katie took a Lemon Bar Cake Bake literary recipe for a test drive....twice. Which means I got to eat TWO cakes Katie baked.
Banned Books of the Past: Robert Dodsley’s Chronicles of the Kings (1740) “Altogether Abominable”
Eighteenth-century children helped themselves to fictional travellers’ tales such as Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1729) or Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726) that were not intended principally for them.
This Week in Princeton History for October 11-17
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, an alum makes an influential argument in favor of segregation, a controversial article about Jimmy Stewart ’32 appears, and more. October 13, 1958—Carleton B.
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