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Muslim Student Association collection


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The Muslim Student Association is an affinity group with members interested in Islam or who are already a part of the Islamic community. At the time the materials in this collection were created, the Muslim Students Association was a bi-college student group. The Haverford College MSA and the Bryn Mawr College MSA later became separate entities but continue to partner on events and programming. The MSA provides prayer spaces, religious services, and evening and morning meals during Ramadan fasting, as well as sponsors and participates in discussion panels on relevant cultural, political, and social issues.

The collection contains a mission statement of the Muslim Student Association and a description of its activities during Ramadan.

Also included are various digital documents related to the organization and function of the Haverford College Muslim Student Association (MSA) from 2019-2021. Materials include mailing lists, communication with other colleges about the functioning of MSAs, pictures from events organised by the group, and, largely, email threads related to specific topics the group was concerned with. In particular, Ramadam and the logistics of meals were discussed in detail, and the groups relationship with the Dining Center of Haverford College for this period was a heavy focus.

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed December 2021

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Ella Culton, Alexa Horkava, and George Allan
Finding Aid Date
December, 2021
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Muslim Student Association collection (physical collection), 2006.
Box 1
Muslim Student Association collection (born-digital collection), 2019-2021.

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