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Sorosis Society photograph collection, 1899-1933

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Utah State Agricultural College. Sorosis Society.
Title
Sorosis Society photograph collection
Dates
1899-1933 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.0 linear ft. , (2 boxes)
Collection Number
USU_P0139
Summary
Thirty-two black & white photographs documenting this USU sorority from the 1890s to the 1930s. The images include formal portraits, informal group shots, views of the interior and exterior of the sorority house, and snapshots of sorority activities. Most are silver gelatin developing-out papers with the exception of 1:07:01, which is a collodion or gelatin printing-out paper. They range in size from the smallest snapshot (5 cm. x 7 cm.) to oversize prints (30 cm. x 35 cm.). Some of the images were apparently removed from a scrapbook.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Open to public research.
Languages
English.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Sorosis is the oldest continuing sorority on the Utah State University campus founded in 1899. The sorority later became nationally affiliated as Alpha Chi Omega in 1944. This collection was donated to Special Collections & Archives by Mrs. (Conrad) Ruth Layton Harrison.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Sorosis Society photograph collection consists of 32 black and white photographs documenting this USU sorority from the 1890s to the 1930s. The images include formal portraits, informal group shots, views of the interior and exterior of the sorority house, and snapshots of sorority activities.

The prints are all silver gelatin developing-out papers with the exception of 1:07:01, which is a collodion or gelatin printing-out paper. They range in size from the smallest snapshot (5cm.x7cm.) to oversize prints (30cm.x35cm.). Some of the images were apparently removed from a scrapbook.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Sorosis Society photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available

View selected digitized images from the Sorosis Society photograph collection.

Preferred Citation

Sorosis Society photograph collection, 1899-1933. (P0139). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Individual PortraitsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
1:01:01: Hazel Gray. Photograph by Torgeson Studios, Logan, Utah
ca. 1910s
1 2
1:02:01: Julia M. Sullivan Greene
ca. 1910s
1 3
1:03:01: Arminta Hogan
ca. 1920s
1 4
1:04:01: Elizabeth M. Nye
1910s
1 5
1:05:01: Thelma Pedersen
1920s
1 6
1:06:01: Unidentified. Photograph by Ford, Ogden
ca. 1910s

Group PortraitsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 7
1:07:01: Group at leisure including Abbie Groesbeck(?), Maughn Groesbeck(?), and Amanda Santchi
ca. late 1890s
1 8
1:08:01 : Formal group portrait, includes Edith Hayball, Armania Maughan, Della Morrell, Blanch Cooper, Marie Eccles Caine, Anna Matheson, Mary Bennion Powell, and Jesse Eccles Quinney
1910s
1 9
1:09:01: Formal group portrait including Eva Farr Parry. Photograph by Odell, Logan, Utah
1910s

SnapshotsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 10
1:10:01-16: Various group snapshots including Logan Canyon canal and Hercules Power Company flume outtake at the mouth of Logan Canyon
1910s-1920s

House and ActivitiesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 11
1:11:01: Exterior, Sorosis house in Logan
ca. 1932-1933
1 11
1:11:02: Interior, living room of the Sorosis house
ca. 1932-1933
1 12
1:12:01: Sorosis members posed outside the house
ca. 1932-1933
1 12
1:12:02: Sorosis pledges posed outside the house
ca. 1932-1933
1 13
1:13:01: Sorosis members posed outside the house
1932

OversizeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
2:01 : Formal portrait. Photograph by Odell, Logan, Utah. Includes Eva Farr
1910s
2
2:02: Portrait, faculty of Ogden High School posed outside the school. Photograph by Noggle, Ogden, Utah. Includes Eva Farr
ca. 1912