Collection Number: 40449

Collection Title: Muslim Students Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 2012-2016

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Size 5040 items
Abstract Founded in 1975, the Muslim Students Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC MSA) is a student organization dedicated to fostering community among Muslim students at the university, providing opportunities for worship and learning, and promoting understanding of Islam on campus and in the local community. Records consist of event flyers and programs, documentation of organization roles and responsibilities, khutbas (sermons), photographs, and records related to an October 2015 community dinner.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Muslim Students Association.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Muslim Students Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40449, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donated by the Muslim Students Association and Aisha Anwar, Fall 2015, May 2016, and March 2018 (RT 20140601.1, RT 20151016.1, RT 20151019.1, RT 20151109.1, RT 20151116.1, RT 20160506.1, RT 20180305.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Founded in 1975, the Muslim Students Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC MSA) is a student organization dedicated to fostering community among Muslim students at the university, providing opportunities for worship and learning, and promoting interfaith cooperation on campus and in the local community.

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Records consist of event flyers and programs, documentation of organization roles and responsibilities, khutbas (sermons), photographs, and records related to an October 2015 community dinner.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Administrative and Planning Documents, 2012-2015

Consists primarily of documentation of Shurah, the UNC MSA leadership group, and its roles and responsibilities. This series also includes planning documents related to the 2015 Soccer Classic and 2015 retreat, an MSA Ambassador application form, a PowerPoint presentation about MSA activities, and a document related to the MSA's 2015 archives initiative.

Digital Folder DF-40449/1

Administrative and Planning Documents, 2012-2015 #40449, Series: "1. Administrative and Planning Documents, 2012-2015" DF-40449/1

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Materials in this series relate to an October 9, 2015 community dinner held at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The dinner brought together leaders from the campus and local community - including UNC MSA members, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, and Chapel Hill Chief of Police Chris Blue - to discuss issues facing Muslims in Chapel Hill. The dinner was organized in response to the February 10, 2015 murders of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill.

This series includes recordings made by Reema Khrais of WUNC at the dinner: an introduction including Chancellor Carol Folt and Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, a speech by MSA vice president Hamza Butler, and conversations with attendees of the dinner.

Digital Folder DF-40449/2

Community Dinner, October 2015 #40449, Series: "2. Community Dinner, October 9, 2015" DF-40449/2

See also: Series 3, Folder 1 for Community Dinner itinerary.

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This series consists of flyers for UNC MSA events, as well as a program for the 2015 Fast-a-Thon Banquet and the October 2015 Community Dinner.

Digital Folder DF-40449/3

Event Flyers, 2012-2015 #40449, Series: "3. Events, 2012-2015" DF-40449/3

Folder 1

Fast-a-Thon Banquet program and Community Dinner itinerary, 2015 #40449, Series: "3. Events, 2012-2015" Folder 1

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This series consists of khutbas (sermons) written by members of the UNC MSA. The khutbas address a variety of issues including uncertainty, race, gender, sexuality, and justice. Included is a khutba written by 25 women in the UNC MSA addressing sexism within the MSA community and a reflection by one of the authors.

Digital Folder DF-40449/4

Khutbas, 2015-2016 #40449, Series: "4. Khutbas, 2015-2016" DF-40449/4

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Included in this series are photographs of UNC MSA events and activities. Photographs from 2012-2014 were taken by Aisha Anwar. Photographss from 2015-2016 were taken by Riziq Fattah.

Digital Folder DF-40449/5

Photographs, 2012-2013 #40449, Series: "5. Photographs, 2012-2016" DF-40449/5

Digital Folder DF-40449/6

Photographs, 2013-2014 #40449, Series: "5. Photographs, 2012-2016" DF-40449/6

Digital Folder DF-40449/7

Photographs, 2015-2016 #40449, Series: "5. Photographs, 2012-2016" DF-40449/7

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Digital Item DI-40449/1

Websites #40449, Series: "6. Websites" DI-40449/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, April 2018

Encoded by: Laura Smith, April 2018

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