- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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- Princeton University. Clay Project.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Clay Project Records
- Princeton University Archives
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- 22 digital files
The Princeton Clay Project is an initiative launched in January of 2016 by two first-year undergraduate students, Avigail Gilad and Chiara Ficarelli, to raise funds and awareness for the Amal Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships for Syrian refugees at the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan to attend college. The Clay Project Records document the initiative's first semester of fundraising activities for the Amal Scholarship Fund.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Clay Project Records document the initiative's first semester of fundraising activities for the Amal Scholarship Fund. The collection consists primarily of photographs and flyers of the initiative's mug-making marathon, its 2.5 mile walk, and its screening and discussion of the film Salam Neighbor. Also included are screenshots of the group's website and other promotional materials. The collection contains records were used by the general public (posters, newspapers and facebook page) and by the board (project outlines); comprised of 10 photographs (digital), 5 screenshots of online records, 4 electronic versions of posters, 5 scans of newspaper articles.
The collection, which arrived without any arrangement, is arranged into five series.
- Collection Creator Biography:
The Princeton Clay Project is an initiative launched in January of 2016 by two first-year undergraduate students, Avigail Gilad and Chiara Ficarelli, to raise funds and awareness for the Amal Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships for Syrian refugees at the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan to attend college. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Jordanian government established the camp in 2012 to receive refugees fleeing the Syrian Civil War, whose numbers soon exceeded tens of thousands. The goal of the fund, and by extension the Clay Project, is to sponsor the four-year cost for Syrian students to attend Al al-Bayt University outside of Mafraq, Jordan.
In its first semester, the Clay Project collaborated closely with several other campus and local organizations, including the Princeton Refugee Project, the Nassau Presbyterian Church, and the Muslim Students Association. Among other events in its inaugural semester, the Clay Project organized a mug-making marathon, a 2.5 mile walk, and co-sponsored a screening of the documentary film Salam Neighbor.
The records were transferred to the University Archives in April of 2016 as part of the Archiving Student Activism at Princeton (ASAP) initiative (AR.2016.021).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated from this collection.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Jarrett M. Drake in 2016. Finding aid written by Jarrett M. Drake in 2016.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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- Credit this material:
Clay Project Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Genre Terms:
- Born digital.