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The Princeton Hidden Minority Council (PHMC) is a student organization at Princeton University dedicated to supporting and advocating for students who are the first in their families to attend college or are from low income circumstances (FLI). The group was founded in 2013 by eight students who recognized the need for a supportive space for FLI students on campus. PHMC seeks to connect FLI students with existing resources, develop additional resources, and to foster awareness and reduce stigma for FLI students by sharing stories and insights about their experiences.
The Princeton Hidden Minority Council Records document the development of the organization as well as its programs and campaigns. The records include files related to governance such as executive board position descriptions, the organization's constitution, and email communications between board members; files related to events, programs and outreach including flyers presentations and planning documents; and email communications including messages addressed to the group's email address and messages sent to its listserv. The files were created, edited and stored in a Google Drive account used exclusively by board members. The collection also includes a small number of paper files including board member information, flyers and photographs including the "Thoughts" campaign photographs, and printed emails on the formation of PHMC.
The born-digital documents that were maintained on the Google Drive account are listed first followed by four folders of analog materials.
The records were transferred to the University Archives in April of 2016 as part of the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative (AR.2016.022).
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This collection contains materials acquired from a Google Drive account. 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 Lynn Durgin in June 2016. Finding aid written by Lynn Durgin in June 2016.
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