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Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Records

Identifier: MSS113

Content Description

The collection currently contains issues of Islamic Horizons magazines and annual reports. Part of the collection is paper only (pending digitization), while other issues of Islamic Horizons and annual reports are available through IUPUI's CONTENTdm repository.


  • 1976 - 2017


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Biographical / Historical

The Islamic Society of North America was formed through the comination of the Muslim Students'Association (MSA), Islamic Medical Association (IMA), the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS), and the Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE) in 1982. The MSA dates back to 1963, and the other partner organizations were founded by groups of MSA alumni. ISNA moved to Plainfield, Indiana in 1990.

ISNA's mission is "to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam." Members of ISNA are found at many interfaith events, with the goal of building mutual respect and understanding. The organization provides many services to Muslim communities in North America: in addition to chaplaincy services, ISNA holds a yearly convention, produces programming and support for youth through Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA), and services for single Muslims seeking marriage. The Muslim Students' Association continues to serve as an umbrella organization for campus chapters of the MSA.


1 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Amira Mashhour, September 19, 2016. A2016/17-011.


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Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Records, 1976-1999
Angela White
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Repository Details

Part of the Philanthropic Studies Archives Repository

IUPUI University Library
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