Mortar Board, Sphinx Chapter Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Mortar Board, Sphinx Chapter records
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

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

Mortar Board is a National Honor Society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. The Michigan State University chapter, known as the Sphinx Chapter, is one of 200 Mortar Board groups established at different colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The Michigan State Chapter of Mortar Board was chartered in 1934. "Mortar Board was the first national organization honoring senior college women." (

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of a 1965-1966 calendar, which was created and sold by Mortar Board, and a nomination form and letter from the 1984-1985 academic year. The publication MSU Woman featured articles on topics such as reproductive health, feminism, and the activities of women's groups at MSU. It was originally sponsored by Associated Women Students and Mortar Board.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 2011

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

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. Students. Societies, etc.


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Women college students -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Miscellaneous 1965-1966, 1984-1985 

F.D. 1

#755: MSU Woman 1970-1989