Theta Sigma Phi, Beta Alpha Chapter Records, 1940-1969
Primary Creator: Theta Sigma Phi, Beta Alpha Chapter (1921-)
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 07/00/1982
Subjects: University of North Dakota - Faculty Organizations, University of North Dakota - Student Organizations, University of North Dakota - Women's Organizations, Women's History - Women's Organizations
What became known as the Beta Alpha Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi was established at the University of North Dakota in 1921. The group was originally known as Matrix until 1946, when the group joined Theta Sigma Phi. The organization is a national honorary society for women in journalism and communications. The objectives of Theta Sigma Phi were five-fold: to work for a free and responsible press; to unite women in all fields of communication; to recognize achievements of women in journalism; to maintain high professional standards; and to encourage members to greater individual effort.
In 1972, the national organization was renamed Women in Communications, Inc.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: UND Department of Journalism
Acquisition Method: Donation; 82-1005
Located in University Publications:
The Lily, 1941-1949;
One Magic Hour: President John F. Kennedy Visits the University of North Dakota, Published by Theta Sigma Phi, 1963;
Theta Sigma Phi, Beta Alpha Chapter Objectives (undated);
Membership brochure, 1967;
Petition of Theta Sigma Phi from the Matrix, 1922
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Theta Sigma Phi, Beta Alpha Chapter Records. OGLMC 766, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in January 2014.
Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Correspondence, 1963-1969
- Folder 2: Revised Constitution and By-Laws, 1966
- Folder 3: Minutes, 1946-1949, 1969
- Folder 4: Minutes, 1964-1968
- Folder 5: Annual Report, 1967-1968
- Folder 6: Membership Lists, 1966-1969
- Folder 7: Miscellaneous
- Folder 8: Photographs
- 766-1: Two unidentified females shooting arrows, ca. 1948
- Item 1: Scrapbook, 1944-1966