In Response to: When Women Came to Princeton
I read with great interest the article on the arrival of women on the campus (as students) in 1969.
Women in numbers actually arrived on campus in 1946 — as wives of returning veterans of World War II. The old “barracks” erected on the polo field filled up and the young women and their husbands were the overflow, residing in Brown Hall, which, with a single entrance to a courtyard (on which the dormitory stairs exited), gave more protection.
My evening sandwich route included Brown Hall and I had numerous customers, including the friendly and informal young wives. Subsequently, other accommodations allowed all to reside elsewhere.
My daughters Megan ’77 and Deneen ’82 followed in their long-forgotten footsteps.