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The Alumni Association of Nassau Hall, the school's first official organization of alumni, was founded on commencement day 1826 under the guidance of then-Professor John Maclean. From the start, the new organization had the express purpose of "promot[ing] the interests of the college and the friendly intercourse of its graduates" and the understood purpose of coordinating efforts to raise funds for the school. As the 19th century progressed, President Maclean and his successor President McCosh came to rely heavily on alumni for financial support of the college's growth and likewise, the alumni demanded active participation in the management of the school's affairs. This growth in alumni influence has been cited as a major reason that the Presbyterian Church lost control over the college.
In 1878, in response to agitation from younger alumni for the appointment of a recent graduate to the Board of Trustees, President McCosh proposed the establishment of an Advisory Council of Alumni, "with power to watch over the requirements for degrees and the state of learning in the college and to offer recommendations to the Board of Trustees, but with no power to pass laws or to interfere with the college funds." Although his proposal was rejected, McCosh continued to stoke alumni involvement through the establishment and support of alumni associations around the country, which by 1886 numbered at least 17.
Six years after McCosh's rejected proposal for an Advisory Council of Alumni, the trustees responded to continued alumni demands for representation by electing 28-year-old Moses Taylor Pyne '1877 to the board. Like McCosh, Pyne helped establish alumni associations around the country, including the Princeton Club of New York, of which he was one of the first presidents. Among his many other activities as a devoted alumnus (including the co-publication of the first alumni directory and the founding of the Princeton Alumni Weekly), Pyne was one of the creators of the Committee of Fifty, an alumni fundraising organization established in 1904. In 1909, the committee expanded its mission to include the representation of alumni interests and renamed itself the Graduate Council.
In 1920, the Graduate Council reorganized all existing alumni groups, including the 94-year-old Alumni Association of Nassau Hall and the many regional associations, into a central Alumni Association, of which the Graduate Council remained the executive body. After nearly 50 years of existence, the Graduate Council changed its name to the Alumni Council, the name it still uses.
Today, the national Alumni Association, the Alumni Council and the many regional associations and affiliated groups jointly serve over 83,500 graduate and undergraduate alumni of Princeton University. Their activities have expanded – for example, they now offer alumni many educational and travel events around the world – but their missions remain true to that of the 1826 Alumni Association of Nassau Hall.
The ¡Adelante Tigres! Latino Alumni Conference Collection consists of photographs and other records that Princeton alumni created and maintained during their time as Princeton students. Documented in the collection are a range of student activities, including cultural performances (dance and music), activism, reunions, and graduation. These materials were collected as part of the conference of the same name organized by the Alumni Association.
Records in this collection are grouped according to the source of the donation.
The records in this collection were acquired through a number of accessions beginning in January of 2017 and concluding in March of 2017. A file of photographs and pins was processed and added to the colleciton in 2018.
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Finding aid written by Jarrett M. Drake in 2017. AR.2017.068 processed and added to finding aid by Annalise Berdini in 2018 June.
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This folder contains personal photographs, taken between 1995-1999, from singing and dance performances at cultural events at Princeton University. Among the student groups represented in the photographs are Accion Puertoriquena y Amigos and the Black Arts Company.
The dance performance shows Nydia Mancini '1999 and Adi Martinez '1999 performing in "I Like it Like That" at a performance hosted by the Black Arts Company. The group of Yukiyu dancers and members of Accion Puertorriquena y Amigos are as follows: Andres Richner '1999, Jose Luis Ramirez '1997, Marcos Vigil '1997, Glorimari Vargas '1999, Nydia Mancini '1999, Vanessa Fernandez '1999, and Anilu Vazquez '1998.
The group photos are members of Accion Puertoriquena y Amigos taken at the Latino Heritage month event November 1997 at the Third World Center. Pictured in group photo 1 are: Jose Rios '2000, Nydia Mancini '1999, Glorimari Vargas '1999, Alex Earle '1998, and Joselle Lamoutte '200. Pictured in group 2 are same as above but also: Mario Polo '1999, Andres Richner '1999, Ana Rosado '2000, Hannah Breshin '1998, Irbert Vega '2000, Carlos Amy '2001. The two singing pictures were at Pachanga 1997. The singers are Nydia Mancini '1999 and Miriam Boyer ' 2001.Physical Description
11 digital files
This folder contains scanned images of the April 1995 sit-in of Nassau Hall in which Princeton students petitioned the University to establish departments for Latino Studies and Asian American Studies.Physical Description
33 digital files
This folder contains images of the April 1995 sit-in of Nassau Hall in which Princeton students petitioned the University to establish departments for Latino Studies and Asian American Studies.Physical Description
Contains a photograph of Noel Gonzales-Luna, Class of 2010, and his family at the end of the 2010 P-rade.Physical Description
1 digital file
This folder contains photographs taken and kept by Carmen Plaza de Jennings (Princeton Class of 1975) during her time as an undergraduate student. The photographs feature students attending events or spending time in the then-named Third World Center. Contained within this folder is a list of names as well as class years for each person pictured in each photograph, including one depicting Sonia Sotomayor (Princeton Class of 1976). Others pictured include: Dolores Chavez, Professor Peter Winn, Julio Rivera, Eneida Rosa, Carmen Plaza de Jennings, Marcia Gonzales-Kimbrough, Teresa Velasquez, Charles (Charlie) Hey, and Francis Nimick.Physical Description
11 digital files
This folder contains photographs taken and kept by Carmen Plaza de Jennings (Princeton Class of 1975) during her time as an undergraduate student. The photographs depict students at commencement, prom, Firestone Library, and Former Commons Dormitory. Contained within this folder is a list of names as well as class years for each person pictured in each photograph. Those pictured include: Carmen Plaza de Jennings, Dolores Chavez, Eneida Rosa, Julio Rivera, Margarita Rosa, Teresa Velasquez, Roberto Miranda, Geraldine (Toland) Regan, Julio Rivera, and Charles (Charlie) Hey.Physical Description
7 digital files