Alpha Xi Delta Records
UA.12.2.33

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Ero Alphian Literary Society.
Title
Alpha Xi Delta records
ID
UA.12.2.33
Date
1906
Extent
0.1 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

The Alpha Xi Delta sorority was first called the Ero Alphian Literary Society. It was founded at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) on May 15, 1904 by fourteen women. They believed that "in order to be a well rounded man or woman, one must possess, in conjunction with a literary and technical education, a thorough understanding of his fellow beings; he must know how to cooperate with others in developing the noblest altruistic principles; and, best of all, he must form friendships, enduring and true" (1911 Wolverine). Ero Alphian was one of the first three sororities formed at Michigan State. In October of 1934 Ero Alphian became the Beta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

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

Revision Description

  October 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

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)

  • Alpha Xi Delta.
  • Michigan State University. Students. Societies, etc.

Subject(s)

  • Literature -- Societies, etc.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Ero Alphian Literary Society picnic flyer 1906 

F.D. 1