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Wendy Zaharko '74, 2009

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Zaharko discusses attending Mt. Pleasant High School in Delaware; her high school activist community; meeting Jay Webster, Class of 1961 and receiving an application for Princeton in the mail marked "fill this out and send it in"; her friendship with Jay Webster; highschool and Princeton classmate and roommate Sally Fields; Sally Fields finishing school in 3 years; living in Pyne Hall, which was initially all for women; the toilet's having springs on them so they were always up for boys, and taking pliers to cut the springs; Cathy Corcione living near her, an Olympic swimmer; talking to Assistant Director of Admissions Laurence Sanford who told her she was accepted to Princeton to please male alums, because she was an athlete; the large amount of females that were also athletes at Princeton; the beginnings of the women's squash team; having to share squash courts with the men; traveling to squash games in a "Princeton University" limousine; the squash uniforms; expecting to meet a Princeton man and get married; not liking the huge amount of men compared to women; the rigor of the pre-med classes; being called "Mr." on accident by one professor; the Honor Code stating "on my honor as a gentleman"; girls coming in from other schools on the weekends; the dating scene; eating clubs being closed to women for the first two years; bickering Cap and Gown, but dropping Cap for Charter; involved in the anti-war movement called the Movement for a New Congress; charging alcohol to student account at Chancellor Green; drugs on campus including LSD; Boone's Farm Apple Wine; African-American and Asian presence on campus; classmate Michelle Obama; homosexuality on campus; Abby Rubenfeld, head of the class, and a lesbian; the differences between how men and women carried books; starting the gym shorts trend among women;

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Records, 1917-2012 (mostly 1960-2005)

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Weidenfeld and Nicolson (Firm)
Consists of the publishing and administrative records of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a British publishing company founded by George Weidenfeld (1919-2016) and Nigel Nicolson (1917-2004), which specialized in literary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on history, biographies and memoirs, books by world leaders and political figures, glossy illustrated books, travel guides, and reference books. The collection documents the operations of the firm from its establishment in 1948 through its sale in 1991, and also includes some later records from as recent as 2012 related to its continued operation as an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group.