Phi Sigma Society Records
UA.12.2.11

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Phi Sigma Society..
Title
Phi Sigma Society records
ID
UA.12.2.11
Date [inclusive]
1921-1958
Extent
0.6 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

Phi Sigma is an honorary fraternity dedicated to research in the biological science field. ,Phi Sigma was started at the University of Ohio in 1915. The Theta Chapter at Michigan State University was incorporated in 1921 and was originally known as the student group, the Graduate Research Club. The Theta Chapter restricted membership to graduate students and faculty members who were participating in biological scientific research although this wasn't the case for all chapters. The Theta Chapter sponsored meetings and discussions about scientific study.

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Scope and Content

The records of Phi Sigma contain member's materials, correspondence, dues information, event announcements and history of the organization. The correspondence includes letters from the Graduate Research Club inquiring to organizations about becoming an honorary fraternity, information from the national chapter about petitions of other organizations that wish to become Phi Sigma chapters, letters from individuals accepting or declining membership, the publication of The Biologist, and national events.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2007

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Graduate Research Club.;
  • Phi Sigma Society. Theta Chapter (Michigan State University).

Subject(s)

  • Greek letter societies

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Account and Receipts 1922-1949, Undated 

2123H 1

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The Biologist 1922-1930, Undated 

2123H 2

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Constitution and Bylaws 1927, 1929-1932 

2123H 3

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Correspondence with Central Governing Body 1921-1932 

2123H 4

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Essays by B.H. Grigsby 1958, Undated 

2123H 5

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The Graduate Research Club 1920-1921, Undated 

2123H 6

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Keys and Pin orders 1922-1945 

2123H 7

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Initiation 1924-1936, Undated 

2123H 8

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Letters accepting membership in Phi Sigma, Theta Chapter 1928-1936, Undated 

2123H 9

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Letters declining membership in Phi Sigma, Theta Chapter 1924-1936 

2123H 10

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Members by department 1937, Undated 

2123H 11

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Members’ lists of publications 1929, Undated 

2123H 12

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Membership certificates 1921-1928, Undated 

2123H 13

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Membership Lists, 1922-1937, Undated 

2123H 14

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Membership offers 1924-1935, Undated 

2123H 15

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Membership Transfer Requests 1923, 1929, 1932 

2123H 16

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Miscellaneous 1922-1932, Undated 

2123H 17

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National Chapter Fees 1922-1934 

2123H 18

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National Convention Correspondence 1924-1935 

2123H 19

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Petitions to charter Phi Sigma Chapters 1922-1930, Undated 

2123H 20

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Phi Sigma Member Information Blanks 1928 

2123H 21

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Theta Chapter Events 1922-1935, Undated 

2124H 1

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Theta Chapter Membership Record 

Box Folder

 1921-1926, Undated 

2124H 2

 1927-1931 

2124H 3

 1931-1936, Undated 

2124H 4

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