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Haverford College South Asian Society 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.

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The Haverford College South Asian Society (SAS) has historically hosted a wide variety of events centered around celebrating South Asian cultures through social spaces. SAS hosts cultural dinners every semester where the community comes together to enjoy South Asian food, dancing, and music. In addition, SAS organizes parties, Bollywood movie nights, chai and samosa events, game nights, and workshops typically centered around South Asian cooking to open up more spaces for conversation. Two of their more regular and larger events are the Eid/Diwali celebration in the fall and the Holi celebration in the spring, where students enjoy catered food and South Asian music, and all students are encouraged to wear South Asian style clothing. All students are welcome as a part of the South Asian Society, regardless of whether they identify as South Asian. SAS aims to support the South Asian community at Haverford in any way that their members need.

This collection consists of over 100 images, documents, and screenshots relating to the function, organization, and outreach of the Haverford College South Asian Society. A large part of the collection is screenshots taken from the group's social media and mailing list, with a number of images being screenshots of the group's 'Social Media Introduction' project. There are also a number of documents related to the organization of the group, such as budgeting and meeting information. Also reflected in the collection are a number of images from events the group organized, and in particular from Holi, which the group celebrates annually.

Gift of Anubhav Sharma, Class of 2023, May 2022

Processed by George Allan, completed November 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
George Allan
Finding Aid Date
November, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

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