Sigma Nu Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Sigma Nu records
Date [inclusive]
1893-1917, 1950-1961
0.1 Cubic feet

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

Sigma Nu, a national fraternity that was founded at Virginia Military Institute, formed its MSU chapter in 1934 with the merger of two local groups, the Eunomian Literary Society and the Olympic Literary Society. The Olympic Literary Society was organized in October of 1885. It was organized by A. L. Marhoff and other charter members due to the need of another literary society. The two other literary societies were filled to their constitutional limit. In 1903, the Sigma Mu Beta Literary society was formed by Burt Wermuth and Clem Ford. In 1904, the society changed its names to the Eunomian Literary Society.

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Scope and Content

The records of Sigma Nu consist of materials from the Eunomian and Olympic Literary Societys including yearbooks and programs. Also included are photographs from the societies.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Revision Description

  May 2006

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)

  • Olympic Literary Society.
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity. Epsilon Rho Chapter (Michigan State University).

Personal Name(s)

  • Kettunen, A.G., Mrs. , (Ruth)
  • Messanger, Mrs.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Eunomian Society- Yearbooks and parties programs 1914-1917 

F.D. 1

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Olympic Society- Annual Reunion Programs 1895, 1900 

F.D. 2

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MSU Photographs Collection 


Students Organizations.Eunomian Society 

Students Organizations.Olympic Society (1893-1912) 

Students Organizations.Sigma Nu 1950-1961 

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