Delta Sigma Phi Records
UA.12.2.2

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Delta Sigma Phi.
Title
Delta Sigma Phi records
ID
UA.12.2.2
Date [inclusive]
1921-1927
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet , 2 folders
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

The roots of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at Michigan State University reach back to 1905 with the establishment of the Aurorian Literary Society, a local collegiate society, at the State Agricultural College. In 1922, the Aurorians applied to the Delta Sigma Phi, a national fraternity, to become a local chapter. The Alpha Pi Chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi was formally established at the Michigan Agricultural College in 1923. When organized, the purpose of the literary society was to extend “the opportunity for literacy training and social privileges to more of the students...” while the goal of the fraternity has evolved to providing “service to the community and the school.”

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Scope and Content

The records of the Delta Sigma Phi-Alpha Chapter consists of two pamphlets: "The Auroriannual" published by the Aurorian Literary Society, 1921-1922, and The Torch published by Alpha Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi, June 1927. "The Auroriannual" is an annual report that describes the achievements for the year and aims for the future. It also provides the name of the officers; a list of members with their home town, major and activities (by class); annual meeting minutes and a directory of active members and alumni.  The Torch (Vol. 5, No. 1) provides plans for the year, a directory of members, notes on alumni, a financial report and several articles about the activities of the fraternity and its members.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections December 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

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. Aurorian Literary Society.
  • Michigan State University. Delta Sigma Phi.

Subject(s)

  • Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

"The Auroriannal" 1921-1922 


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 1

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The Torch (Vol. 5, No. 1) Delta Sigma Phi June 1927  


    Drawer Folder
Mixed materials   F.D. 2

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