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Phi Mu Alpha (Sinfonia), Iota Chapter, Minute Books

Identifier: 31/6/93

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Scope and Contents

The Phi Mu Alpha Minute Books consist of two volumes of hand-written meeting minutes. Minutes include information about each meeting: date and time, purpose, names of fraternity officers, and motions made at the meeting (who made them and what they were about, including meeting times, suggestions, responsibilities).

            The first volume, spanning the dates March 13, 1910, to August 14, 1914, includes the proceedings of the local organization founded at Northwestern University's School of Music on March 13, 1910, which led to the establishment of Iota of "Phi Mu Alpha," and the proceedings of the Iota chapter of "Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia," established on April 29, 1910.

The meeting minutes in Volume 2 cover the time period from September 22, 1921 to February 25, 1929.


  • 1910-1914, 1921-1929
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/11/1990

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This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


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The Iota Chapter of music fraternity  Phi Mu Alpha (Sinfonia) was formed at Northwestern University in 1910, and continues today. The two volumes of Minute Books document the early years of the organization.

Source of Acquisition

The Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, IOTA Chapter of the Sinfonia records were donated to Northwestern University by an unknown source, accession number 90-176.

Guide to the Phi Mu Alpha (Sinfonia), Iota Chapter, Minute Books
Nadia Ahmed
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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