Preliminary Guide to the Phi Eta Sigma Records
MS.1988.33

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Phi Eta Sigma records
ID
MS.1988.33
Date [inclusive]
1948-1980
Extent
1.0 box.
Location note
(MASC staff use) 2-14-26-7.
Language
English
Abstract
Records of the Washington State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma beginning with its founding in 1948. The collection includes meeting minutes, membership lists, certificates of membership, and a collection of photographs and newspaper clippings related to the chapter.

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Biographical / Historical

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for freshman and first-year college students, designed to encourage and promote academic excellence at universities across the United States. The organization was established at the University of Illinois in 1923. In 1948, Washington State University chartered its own chapter, but only male students could join. It became inactive in 1980, but was re-chartered in 1993. Currently, the chapter is active, but only at the WSU Tri-Cities branch campus.

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Content Description

This collection contains records of the Washington State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma beginning with its founding in 1948. The collection includes meeting minutes, membership lists, certificates of membership, and a collection of photographs and newspaper clippings related to the chapter.

Preliminary Inventory:

Hardcover book of handwritten meeting minutes, including list of charter members (1948-1958).

Box of membership cards organized alphabetically.

Certificates of Membership (1962-1980).

Bound collection of photographs and newspaper clippings regarding the WSU chapter of Phi Eta Sigma (1948-1956).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

https://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred to the Washington State University Libraries from the WSU Office of Academic Standing/Curricular Advisory Program in 1988 (MS-1988-33).

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Students

Subject(s)

  • College students -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources
  • Greek letter societies -- Records and correspondence

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