Latinx Collective Records
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The Latinx Collective formed as an unofficial student organization in the fall of 2015 with the goal to support Latinx students on campus and encourage University administration to respond to the state of their lived and varied student experiences. Two of the key organizers of the Collective include Briana Christophers, Princeton Class of 2017, and Nicole Gonzalez, Princeton Class of 2016, who at the time of the Collective's inception both served as co-presidents of a separate student organization, Princeton Latinos y Amigos.
Specific campus and national events that mobilized the Collective's initial efforts in the fall of 2015 include a Mexican-themed party at Princeton and an incident involving campus police and a Latinx Dartmouth student at Brown University during the 2015 Latinx Ivy League Conference.
The records include information about activism for the Princeton Latinx community, including meetings with administrators, town hall meetings, and proposal documents. The records start with work done by Princeton Latinos y Amigos during Latinx Heritage Month 2015 and goes into the evolution of a separate unofficial student organization, the Latinx Collective, that formed in response to contemporary campus climate events.
The records are arranged according to their topic. Several files that were previously not located in a folder were added to the following folders: Latinx Town Hall and Petition of Latinx Students Calling for a Better Princeton.
The records were transferred to the University Archives in December of 2015 (AR.2015.111) as part of the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative.
This collection contains records created and used on computing devices. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.
This collection was processed by Jarrett M. Drake in 2016. Finding aid written by Jarrett M. Drake in 2016.
No materials were separated from the collection at the time of accessioning.
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The email file contains internal communications amomg members of the Collective (chiefly Briana Christophers and Nicole Gonzalez) as well as exchanges with university administrators, including Christopher Eisgruber (President), Jill Dolan (Dean of the College), and Rochelle Calhoun (Vice President for Campus Life). The file, which contains 53 incoming and outgoing messages, was extracted from the email account of Christophers and provides insight into the rationale for creating the Collective. Also documented in the email file are communications concerning an encounter between an undergraduate Latinx student from Darthmout College and Brown University campus police that occurred during the 10th Latinx Ivy League Conference, held in November of 2015 on the Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island.Physical Description
1 digital file
The town hall file, which is the bulk of the collection, consists primarily of flyers and photographs documenting the Collective's town hall meeting hosted on November 18, 2015, in the Frist Campus Center. Also included in the file are presentation slides displayed at the event.Physical Description
31 digital files
This file contains drafts and the press release of the petition Latinx Students Calling for a Better Princeton. The petition includes concerns that Latinx students raised during the Collective's Town Hall on November 18, 2015. Among other things, the petition calls for an expanded Latinx studies program, centralization of campus resources for students of color, and improved support structures for undocumented students.Physical Description
3 digital files
1 digital file
1 digital file