GC History Page
The Graduate College History Pages offer a look at the origins of the GC, its unique architecture, and the personalities that shaped its traditions. In conjunction with the history pages, you might also enjoy a visit to the GC Picture Album.
Topics addressed in the History Section of the Graduate College Web Site are:
A brief History of the Graduate College in general;
The History of "High Table" at Princeton;
A profile of Beatrix Farrand, the GC's Landscape Architect.
The Great West Window in Procter Hall, a 1918 brochure by William and Annie Lee Willet, the designers of the window;
An outline of the Holy Grail Window, its elements, quotes and composition;
A 1923 report from the Princeton Alumni Weekly on the dedication of the Memorial Window in the vestibule to Procter Hall;
Several pages in the History section focus on the Carillon in Cleveland Tower, an assembly of 67 cast bronze bells that can be played on a keyboard. The Princeton Carillon is one of the largest in the country.
Introduction to the Class of 1892 Bells / Princeton University Carillon in general;
A brief biography of University Carilloneur Robin Austin;
A brief biography of Arthur Bigelow, the first University Bellmaster;
A feature article on learning to play the Carillon at Princeton.
Some photos of the Carillon bells.