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The Sikhs of Princeton, a student organization established at Princeton University in the fall of 2009, exists to create a space on the University's campus that provides resources for Sikh students to express their faith as well as to spread awareness of Sikhism to the Princeton community. Established by Princeton undergraduate students Neha Uberoi, Princeton Class of 2012, and Kanwal Matharu, Princeton Class of 2013, the organization seeks to accomplish this mission through a number of avenues, including sewa (community service) and the celebration of Sikh holidays. In the past, Sikhs of Princeton has planned and hosted a variety of religious and cultural events highlighting Sikh traditions such as langar, seva and shabad kirtan.
The records consist of outreach materials as well as photographs and videos of events sponsored by Sikhs of Princeton. The collection also contains some records related to the student group Princeton Bhangra, which practices and performs bhangra, a South Asian folk dance.
The records retain their original order as when transferred to the University Archives. The collection contains a series for each separate donation to the University Archives. The series are listed in the order in which they were received.
The records were donated, as part of the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative, to the University Archives in 2015 and 2016 by students and alumni affiliated with Sikhs of Princeton.
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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.
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This series contains photographs, presentations, videos and related records that document Sikhs of Princeton events and activities.
The records in this file retain their original order as when transferred to the University Archives.Physical Description
267 digital files
This file contains Microsoft PowerPoint files used in presentations to the Princeton community that offer background on the Sikh faith and traditions. Also included is a pamphlet that lists the group's events from 2009, 2010, and 2011.Physical Description
5 digital files
This file consists mainly of roughly 200 photographs and videos documenting two events hosted in the fall of 2015: Sikh Awareness Day (November 13, 2015) and a performance by the Sarangi player and vocalist Amrit Kaur Lohia (October 4, 2015).Physical Description
262 digital files
This series contains Sikhs of Princeton (SOP) application materials, notes from meetings, plans for specific events, and photographs. The series also contains a small number of files related to Princeton Bhangra.
The records in this series retain their original order as when transferred to the University Archives, with the exception that loose files were placed into the "Uncategorized SOP Documents" folder.Physical Description
73 digital files
Includes the application for official recognition by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates' Student Group Recognition Committee.Physical Description
3 digital files
Includes SOP meeting notes taken by the donor of these records. They are organized by the donor's class years (Frosh, Sophomore, etc.).Physical Description
15 digital files
Documents related to the vigil organized by SOP following the murder of Sikhs in their local Gurdwara in 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.Physical Description
6 digital files
Incldues records of the first Sikh Awareness Day including the original marketing campaign featuring major figures from around campus (Peter Singer, Harvey Rosen, and Doug Davis) wearing turbans. Also includes other SOP documents from 2011-2013.Physical Description
14 digital files
Incldues records of SOP's first major event, Vaisakhi, which is Sikhism's most important religious festival. The event took place in 2011 and the has photographs, posters, the presentation given, the budget, and plans for the event.Physical Description
35 digital files
Incldues a variety of records including a petition, and a range of materials dealing with outreach, event planning and governance.Physical Description
35 digital files
This series contains presentations, posters, photographs and applications created by the group, Sikhs of Princeton, during the years 2009 and 2012. The series also contains files related to Princeton Bhangra.
The records in this series retain their original order as when transferred to the University Archives.Physical Description
166 digital files
11 digital files
Includes materials related to the Sikhs of Princeton's applications for funding opportunities.Physical Description
5 digital files
Includes photographs of Sikhs of Princeton and Princeton Bhangra events such as Langar, Bhangra parities, Lassi study break and recruiting efforts.Physical Description
144 digital files
5 digital files
Includes a poster and documents used in the planning of the group's original vardiyaan (outfits).Physical Description
6 digital files
6 digital files