Children's Holiday celebrations hosted by the Institute in the 1960s and 1970s: Flyers and other documentation
Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)
Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA
Director's Office: Mary Wisnovsky files
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Since the late 1940s, the Institute for Advanced Study has held a holiday celebration for children of Institute Members, Faculty, and staff close to Christmas. Until the 1980s, the celebrations included sweets and presents distributed to the children by Santa Claus. Later years included an increased emphasis on nondenominational festivities and entertainment. For many years, the celebration was held in Fuld Hall, though, at least once in the 1970s, it was held in the Dining Hall. It was moved to the Dining Hall permanently in 1981.