Wilson’s Musical Mother

Born in Carlisle, England in December of 1830, Janet “Jessie” Woodrow was the daughter of a Presbyterian minister. After spending a brief time in England until the age of six, the Woodrow family immigrated to New York in 1836. Continue reading


An Auspicious Beginning – “Graduation Day, 1879”

Of the many interesting documents to be discovered in the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library’s Pamphlet Collection, a good place to start exploring is at the beginning with the oldest artifact in the collection; the 1879 commencement announcement for the College of New Jersey, now known as Princeton University. Continue reading