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Princeton iconography at Frist
A collection of Princeton iconography that highlights the University’s rich history is on display at various locations throughout the Frist Campus Center.
Here is a sampling of the items on view at Frist, all of which also can been seen on the center’s Princeton Iconography page at <www.princeton.edu/frist/iconography/>.
The Nassau Hall bell now resides in the Frist Campus Center.
Princeton icons located around Frist include:
• The historic Nassau Hall bell, which loudly proclaimed its campus presence for generations.
• An exhibit of tiger skeletons.
• The bright orange, five-foot-tall “Mother of All Triangles” provided by the Princeton Triangle Club, one of the oldest collegiate musical-comedy troupes in the nation.
Quotations painted on the walls of Frist’s 100 level include:
• “The locusts sang and they were singing for me” from Bob Dylan’s song “Day of the Locusts,” about the legendary performer’s experience receiving an honorary degree from Princeton in 1970.
• “The place of the idea; the idea of the place” from Toni Morrison’s keynote address at the University’s 250th anniversary convocation on Oct. 25, 1996. The novelist and Nobel Prize winner is the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities.
• “Before you leave, remember why you came” from a 1954 address to Princeton’s senior class banquet by Adlai Stevenson, a member of the class of 1922 who served as Illinois governor, ambassador to the United Nations and the Democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956.
Pictures on the walls of Café Vivian include:
• A photo from the first American collegiate track meet, Princeton’s Caledonian Games, which were held on June 21, 1873.
• The cover of “Oranges,” one of the more than two dozen books by Ferris Professor of Journalism John McPhee, a member of Princeton’s class of 1953 and a Pulitzer Prize winner.
• Five shields with the emblems of the University’s five residential colleges.