Princeton University was founded in 1746 and moved to Princeton, New Jersey in 1756, making it the fourth-oldest higher education institute in the United States of America. Located in the center of town, the university's oldest building, Nassau Hall, once served as the meeting site for the Continental Congress for four months in 1783.


In addition to his studies at Oxford University, Marcus Brody attended some courses at Princeton where he knew Austin Coleridge.

In 1899, Henry Jones, Sr began a faculty position as professor of medieval literature at the university and moved to the town, where his son was born. While still a member of the faculty, he took his wife and young son on several lecture and research trips around the world in the early 1900's, eventually moving to the Four Corners University for a brief time, but had moved back for his teaching duties by 1916.

In 1920, Henry Jones resumed his full duties at Princeton after receiving tenure and continued his Grail research from there throughout the 1920s.

Henry's son, Indiana Jones, began teaching at Princeton as early as 1930 as professor of Medieval Literature and Studies while doing fieldwork for London University as part of a special arrangement.[1][2]

By 1933, Jones had left and returned to Princeton, this time working for the archaeology department. Some Princeton faculty from the Department of Art and Architecture crossed paths with Indiana Jones as his search for the Voynich Manuscript intensified. His connection in the theft of the Crystal Skull of Cozan may have sullied his reputation there. By 1935, Jones had returned to teaching at Marshall College.

Henry Sr. continued to teach medieval history at Princeton University, at least until 1938, although he was retired by 1943.[3]

Faculty and Students of Princeton UniversityEdit

Henry Jones, Sr. (1899-1912, 1916-?)
Indiana Jones (1930, 1933-1935?)
Jim Awe (1933)
Marcus Brody
Austin Coleridge



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