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Overview and metadata sections
The Muslim Students Association is a student organization at Princeton University dedicated to uniting the Muslim community at Princeton through a variety of year-round religious and social events. The association, which consists of both undergraduate and graduate students, was established in 1995 but has origins on campus as far back as the 1970s, at least. The main objective of the association is to serve the needs of the Princeton Muslim community, which the group executes by organizing daily prayers throughout the year, meals during Ramadan, and social events for Muslim and non-Muslim students alike. To that end, another objective of the association is to create and participate in interfaith events that promote understanding and tolerance of the diverse religious traditions on campus, which the group pursues through collaborative lectures, events, and dialogues.
The Muslim Students Association records document the group's actitivities during the spring of 2016. The records were used exclusively by the board to organize all of its events and services. They contain the minutes from meetings, the budget for certain events, as well as other logistical information.
The collection is arranged into three series: Administrative Files, Communication, and Events. Folders within each series retain their original order as when transferred to the University Archives.
The records were transferred to the University Archives in April of 2016 as part of the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative (AR.2016.031).
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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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All folders retain their original order. The Uncategorized Files folder contains all files that were not previously categorized into another folder.
The Administrative Files series consists primarily of meeting minutes, survey responses among MSA members, and financial documents.Physical Description
26 digital files
5 digital files
9 digital files
12 digital files
All folders retain their original order.
The Communication series is comprised of documents used to promote the mission of the association to the campus community.Physical Description
33 digital files
10 digital files
Public relations.Physical Description
1 digital file
22 digital files
All folders retain their original order.
The Events series contains records of events hosted in the spring of 2016: Kalaam Cafes, Salaam Saturdays, and Islam Awareness Week.Physical Description
16 digital files
14 digital files
Salaam Saturdays and Kalaam Cafes.Physical Description
2 digital files