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Eta Sigma Phi (Beta Chapter) Records

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/23

  • Staff Only
This series consists of the surviving records of the Beta Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi.

The great bulk of the records concern the activities of the Beta Chapter in the years 1950-1960. Earlier material consists of the 1927 Ritual and Constitution. Material after 1960 consists of national Eta Sigma Phi minutes and the newsletter of Eta Sigma Phi, Nuntius.

The records include: material relating to the Eta Sigma Phi constitution, by-laws and rituals; minutes (local and national), programs; projects; contests; correspondence; membership certificates and lists; financial statements; and national news letters.

Materials relating to the constitution include: a copy of the Ritual and Constitution (1927), a copy of the 1927 Constitution with tentative revisions, the revised (1953) Constitution, duties of officers and committees, national ritual revisions, and a revised ritual prepared for Gamma Rho Chapter at Hope College. An historical sketch of both the Beta Chapter and Eta Sigma Phi is included with this material.

Minutes of only four meetings of the Beta Chapter have survived, as well as an outline of May 1954 meetings. Also present are national Eta Sigma Phi minutes from 1952 to 1962.

The records also contain programs of national conventions (1954-1957), including rough drafts of the program of the 1957 convention hosted by the Beta Chapter. There is also a report on the 1955 national contest, the application form and essay of a Beta Chapter member for the 1960 Eta Sigma Phi contests and a list of national awards for 1960.

The correspondence is primarily that of Professor Grundy Steiner, faculty advisor to the Beta Chapter from 1950-1960. Much of Steiner's correspondence was with Executive Secretaries of Eta Sigma Phi, including W.C. Korfmacher (1950), G.W. Regenos (1952, 1954), and H.R. Butts (1955-1959).

Also included are membership rosters (1950-1960), annual membership and mailing lists, and copies of national questionaires

Both the membership cards and the membership certificates are arranged alphabetically by surname of the members. Financial statements and receipts are incomplete. Thirty-four of the sixty issues of Nuntius from 1952-1966 are present.

Dates

  • 1950-1960

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

Eta Sigma Phi is an honorary classics (Greek and Latin) fraternity. This series consists of the surviving records of the Beta Chapter (Northwestern) of Eta Sigma Phi. The great bulk of the records concern the activities of the Beta Chapter in the years 1950-1960.

Method of Acquisition

These records were donated to the University Archives by Ann Addis, Classics Department Secretary, on July 16, 1986.

Separated Materials

Candelabra and candles used in ceremonial activities have been discarded.

Processing Information

Ted Roberg; August 20, 1986
Title
Guide to the Eta Sigma Phi (Beta Chapter) Records
Author
Ted Roberg
Date
08/08/1987
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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