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Princeton University at Exposition Universelle Internationale Records

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Princeton University

The College of New Jersey was initially chartered in 1746. The first classes were held in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in the parsonage of the president, the Reverend Jonathan Dickinson. Upon his death, the College moved to Newark, New Jersey, and was headed by the Reverend Aaron Burr, Sr. Since 1756, the College has been located in Princeton, New Jersey. For the first fifty years, nearly all College operations took place within Nassau Hall. Fires, fundraising difficulties, low student enrollment, and the Civil War challenged the vitality of the College in the early and middle nineteenth century, but the College grew vigorously under the leadership of President James McCosh, and it was renamed Princeton University in 1896. The Graduate School was established in 1900, although a limited graduate program had existed since the 1870s. Princeton enthusiastically supported the country (living up to its informal motto, "Princeton in the Nation's Service") during the First and Second World Wars, offering the expertise of faculty and campus space for training, as well as facilitating the early graduation of students so they could enlist. The post-World War II years brought dramatic changes to Princeton. The size and strength of the University's facilities and academic programs—especially for the applied sciences and public policy—were increased dramatically. Under President Robert Goheen, Princeton began to admit minority students in greater numbers in the 1960s and admitted women undergraduates in 1969. Today, Princeton is widely regarded as one of the top universities in the world.

The collection includes photographs, graphic charts, and wall labels used in the exhibition, as well as an official certificate awarded to Princeton University for its exhibition.

Publisher
University Archives
Finding Aid Date
2010
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Princeton University at Exposition Universelle Internationale Records, 1900 consists of photographs, charts and labels used in Princeton's exhibit, along with a Medaille d'Or certificate awarded to Princeto for the exhibit.

Arrangement

The materials in Series 1: Princeton University at Exposition Universelle Internationale Records, 1900 are arranged by format.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Photographs of Princeton University Campus Used in Exhibition, 1900. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Exhibition Labels, 1900. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Charts Used in Exhibition, 1900. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Medaille d'Or Certificate Awarded to Princeton for its Exhibition, 1900. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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