Wow. It doesn’t look faked, but it sounds unbelievable—yet, totally understandable in context. The author is a “history nerd” undergrad who has a whole series on her findings in the Princeton archives. Here’s the 1895 admissions examination.

The lesson here—go check out your college archives.

Question: would writing this type of series look good on a history grad school application, or brand you as an antiquarian?

Advertisements