Guide to the Asian Students Association records, 1995-2005


Contains the records of the Duke University Asian Students Association from 1995-2005. Types of materials include a short history, agendas, minutes, budgets, correspondence, constitutions, resolutions, election materials, flyers, subject files, clippings, and a printed web page. Major subjects include Asian and Asian-American students, Asian and Asian-American culture, student life at Duke University, and governance of student groups. The Asian Students Association is a member of Spectrum, an intercultural coalition of student leaders and organizations at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Asian Students Association records 1995-2005
Duke University. Asian Students Association.
10.6 Linear Feet, 1265 Items
University Archives, Duke University.
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.

Collection Overview

Contains a short history, agendas, minutes, budgets, correspondence, constitutions, resolutions, election materials, flyers, subject files, clippings, scrapbooks, and a printed web page pertaining to the general governance, social activities, and cultural activities of the Asian Students Association at Duke University. Materials range in date from 1995 to 2005

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Contents of the Collection

"About Our Group", brief history and goals, 1999-2001
Box 1
Agendas and Minutes, 1996-1997, 2000-2001
Box 1
Budget, 2001
Box 1
Clippings, 1997-2001
Box 1
Correspondence, 2001
Box 1
Elections, 2001
Box 1
Flyers, 1996-2001
Box 1
Horizons, 1996-1997
Box 1
Intercultural Summit, 2000
Box 1
Multicultural space, funding issues, 2001
Box 1
New student welcome packet, 2000
Box 1
President's notes, 2000
Box 1
Racial harassment, subject file, 1998, 2001
Box 1
Spectrum constitution, ca. 2000-2001
Box 1
Task Force Proposal for the Improvement of the Asian and Asian-American Student Experience, 2000
Box 1
Web page (paper printout), 2000
Box 1
Abercrombie and Fitch Boycott, 2002
Box 1
ASA Announcements and Emails, 2002
Box 1
ASA Presidential Task Force, 1995; 2000-2001
Box 1
Asian American Studies [at Duke UIniversity], 2002
Box 1
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Box 2
Constitution and Position Descriptions
Box 2
Cultural Community Reports 3rd Annual Unity Through Diversity Luncheon, March 18, 2003
Box 2
Executive Board Calendar, 2002
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 2001-2005 (2 folders)
Box 2
Events Flyers
Box 2
Funding, 2002-2004
Box 2
Funding Proposals
Box 2
Lunar New Year, 1999-2002
Box 2
Masquerade Ball (Charity Ball), 1999-2001
Box 2
Box 2
Multicultural Career Conference, 2002
Box 2
President and Executive Vice President Miscellaneous Documents, 2000-2003
Box 2
President's Council Meeting, 2001-2003
Box 2
Unity Through Diversity: ASA Proposals, 2000-2003
Box 2
VOICES - Asian Pacific American Fall Political Series
Box 2
Scrapbook, 1986-1992
Box 3
Scrapbook, 1992-1994; 1996-1997
Box 4
Scrapbook, 1998-2000
Box 5
Scrapbook, 2000-2001
Box 6
ASA Banner
Box 7

Historical Note

The Asian Students Association was founded at Duke University in 1981 to serve the social, political and cultural interests of Asian and Asian-American students. The ASA hosts three annual events: Charity Ball, Lunar New Year Festival, and Heritage Month. The organization also hosts mixers with local universities, cooking classes, game nights, and brings political and educational speakers to campus. As of 2007, the Asian Students Association is active at Duke University.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Black Student Alliance records (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Diya records (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Spectrum records. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Asian Students Association Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


Transfer; 1997; A97-63; 2007; UA2007-0059.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed January 2003

Encoded by Emily Glenn, April 2003

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, October 2007

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, February 2008

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