Vera Marcus '72, Part I
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
Requests will be delivered to Princeton University Archives, MUDD Reading Room
Collection Creator: Princeton University. Alumni
Council. Princetoniana Committee. .
Dates: 2012 March.
Located In: Box 3
Extent: 1 item
The collection is open for research use.
In the transcript, Marcus describes her childhood in Birmingham during
the Civil Rights Movement; her isolating experience being a part of one
of the first integrated classes at West End High School; her sister
being one of the first black students admitted to an all-white school;
Martin Luther King visiting her family; being the head of State Wild and
Scenic Rivers Task Force for California; living in Pyne Hall; busses of
girls coming into Princeton during weekends; being recruited by
Princeton; and Theater Intime.
Vera Marcus, Class of 1972, majored in Philosophy. She is a member of the
first graduating female class admitted as freshmen and the first African
American to attend Princeton from freshman year and graduate. She
attended University of California at Davis Martin Luther King School of
Vera Marcus '72, Part I; 2012 March; Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records, Box 3; Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.