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African Student Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 49

Scope and Contents

The African Students Association records, 2017-2023 and undated, include organizational records such as a meeting sign-in sheet, a 2018 constitution signed by members, and speeches by the group president for the 2018 Afro Fest. The collection also includes a group photo, 2022 graduation items, event posters, and an Executive Board binder.

Dates

  • Creation: 2017-2022 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The African Students Association (ASA) was founded in 2017. The goal of the organization is "for anyone with African descent to have a common place to talk about issues that affect Africa and share thoughts and ideas," according to the organization's first president Wilma Nnoke.1 Soon after the organization was founded, they organized African Festival (Afro Fest) aiming to celebrate the various countries and cultures of the African continent through food, music, and performances.2 The group drafted a constitution in May of 2018 which was signed and adopted by the groups members. Since its founding in 2017, the ASA continues to hold meetings and host events.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The African Students Association (ASA) was founded in 2017 in order to provide a space for African students to discuss ideas and issues related to Africa. The group is responsible for putting on the annual Afro Fest event, (short for African Festival). The African Students Association records, 2017-2023 and undated, include oprganizational records such as a meeting sign-in sheet, 2018 constitution signed by members, and speeches by the groups president for the 2018 Afro Fest. The collection also includes a group photo, 2022 graduation items, event posters, and an Executive Board binder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018 accession received from Nofisat Eletu, May 2018. 2022 accession received from Maame Vander-Pallen, May 2022.

Processing Information

Processed by Harrison Phillis, November, 2022.

Title
African Students Association records, 2017-2022 and undated
Status
Completed
Author
Harrison Phillis
Date
November 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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