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Beta Sigma Phi Records (DeKalb/Sycamore)

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Collection Overview

Title: Beta Sigma Phi Records (DeKalb/Sycamore), 1939-2012

ID: RHC/RC/350

Extent: 4.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The materials are grouped by record type, subcategories into sorority chapters, and then arranged chronologically. Oversize items have been placed in a separate box.

Date Acquired: 05/27/2016

Subjects: Beta Sigma Phi, DeKalb (Ill.), Sycamore (Ill.)

Forms of Material: Photographs, Scrapbooks

Abstract

The Beta Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held their first meeting in April 1938 and was chartered in March 1939. Beta Sigma Phi was first organized in DeKalb in October 1945. The DeKalb/Sycamore Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi been composed of one or more chapters since its founding in the area in 1938, including chapters Beta Omega (Sycamore, est. 1939), Xi Gamma Upsilon (Sycamore, est. 1956), Xi Zeta Alpha Exemplar (DeKalb, est. 1963), Preceptor Gamma Epsilon (DeKalb),  and Illinois Epsilon Phi (DeKalb, est. 1963). Beta Sigma Phi International is a non-academic sorority founded in Abilene, Kansas in 1931 by Walter W. Ross. It is dedicated to helping women fulfill their lives through social, cultural, and civic enrichment. Now in the 21st century, this sorority has about 200,000 members in chapters around the world. The organization has grown to every state of the United States, to every Canadian province, and to 30 other countries. Donations  have been made to medical research, treatment, and to such institutions as homes for children.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the records of the DeKalb/Sycamore Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi from 1939 to 2012. It contains administrative files including minutes, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Subject/Index Terms

Beta Sigma Phi
DeKalb (Ill.)
Sycamore (Ill.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center, literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Judith Sill

Acquisition Method: Judith Sill, a member of the Preceptor Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi , donated the records of the four DeKalb/Sycamore Chapters to the Regional History Center on May 27, 2016.


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