Guide to the Lambda Kappa Sigma, Mu Chapter Records 1917-1976
Archives 340

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Lambda Kappa Sigma. Mu Chapter.
Title
Lambda Kappa Sigma, Mu Chapter Records
ID
Archives 340
Date [inclusive]
1917-1976
Extent
3.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
2 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
In 1917, eight women formed a pharmacy sorority at Washington State College, titled Phi Nu Pi. After several attempts at making contact with the national Lambda Kappa Sigma pharmacy sorority, Phi Nu Pi received news in 1922 that it had been named as the Mu chapter of that organization. The collection consists of three large scrapbooks, one minutes log, and then several loose pages of correspondence and other organization papers.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Lambda Kappa Sigma, Mu Chapter Records, 1917-1976 (Archives 340)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

In 1917, eight women formed a pharmacy sorority at Washington State College, titled Phi Nu Pi. After several attempts at making contact with the national Lambda Kappa Sigma pharmacy sorority, Phi Nu Pi received news in 1922 that it had been named as the Mu chapter of that organization. The roots of Lambda Kappa Sigma itself date to 1913 at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy; it became a national organization in 1918. The Mu chapter was active at least until 1986 before going dormant, but a rebirth is being attempted in 2014.

A short written history of the chapter can be found in folder 2.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of three large scrapbooks, one minutes log, and then several loose pages of correspondence and other organization papers. The majority of the correspondence is between the WSU chapter and the national organization.

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Arrangement note

Individual loose papers have been organized chronologically and placed at the front of the collection. Undated papers have been left after whatever they originally followed, unless information in them allowed us to place them elsewhere. The minutes log and the scrapbooks follow the papers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for in-person research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Mu Chapter of the Lambda Kappa Sigma pharmacy sorority had been held in storage in the student services area of Washington State University's College of Pharmacy for many years. In February of 2013 they were transferred to Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) by Lorraine Nelson, Communications Director, College of Pharmacy. They were retained as UA2014-03.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in February, 2014 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Lambda Kappa Sigma. Mu Chapter -- Records and correspondence.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Pharmacy -- Societies, etc.
  • Student Life
  • Washington (State)
  • Women
  • Women in pharmacy

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1922-1924 

1 1

Correspondence. Includes chapter histories. 1926-1928 

1 2

Correspondence. Includes Pledge Examination and chapter rules. 1928-1930 

1 3

Correspondence. Includes Founders Day ritual and membership list. 1937-1944 

1 4

Minutes Book, 1917-1929 

1 5

Scrapbook, 1916-1966 

2 6

Scrapbook, 1966-1974 

3 7

Scrapbook, 1974-1976 

3 8