• Call Number: AC259_c051
    Container: Box 3

Vera Marcus '72, Part I

1 item

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

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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 Law.

Preferred Citation

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.

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