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South Asian Student Association Records

Identifier: UA 7.039

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Scope and Contents

The records of the South Asian Student Association (SASA) at the College of William and Mary include the student organization's fliers, programs, constitution and by-laws, selected correspondence, and other material typically produced by student groups. One of the group's predecessor organizations was the Indian Cultural Association. Activities documented include events of the group, student leadership activities, and similar events.


  • Creation: 1991-2009


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The South Asian Student Association (SASA) is an undergraduate student organization at the College of William and Mary dedicated to promoting cultural unity and awareness in the college community and among its members. The countries of South Asia are: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Some of the goals that SASA strives to meet are: to educate the College community of South Asian culture and heritage through educational, social, and charity events, to encourage students to learn, experience and continue South Asian culture, to gather and round up students in addressing critical issues that face the South Asian community in the United States, and to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for the College community members interested in South Asian culture.

The above was taken from the South Asian Student Association website on 4/6/2009:

The Indian Cultural Association was formed in 1991 with its foundation year being 1992-1993.


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Custodial History:

Some material in this collection was previously part of the Student Organizations and University Archives Publications Collection. It has been integrated with Acc. 2009.138.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2009.138 received from Andrea Anderson, South Asian Student Association Historian, on 4/6/2009.


Future accruals are expected.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2009.138 accessioned and described by Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, and arranged by Kelsey Kavanaghin, SCRC Staff, April 2009.


Guide to the South Asian Student Association Records
Amy C. Schindler, University Archivist, Kelsey , SCRC Staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository