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Sigma Delta Chi Oregon State Chapter Records, 1921-1965

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sigma Delta Chi. Oregon State Chapter.
Title
Sigma Delta Chi Oregon State Chapter Records
Dates
1921-1965 (inclusive)
1921-1935 (bulk)
Quantity
0.3 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS SigmaDeltaChi
Summary
The Sigma Delta Chi Oregon State Chapter Records document the membership and activities of the student chapter of the national professional fraternity in journalism, which was established at Oregon State University in 1920. The records include correspondence, membership rosters, reports, publications, and a constitution.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon State Chapter of the Sigma Delta Chi national professional fraternity in journalism was established in December 1920 to promote and encourage professional ideals and stimulate high standards of scholarship. Members were selected based on scholarship, leadership, and a committment to enter the journalism profession after graduation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Sigma Delta Chi Oregon State Chapter Records document the membership and activities of the student chapter of the national professional fraternity in journalism, primarily for the 1920s and 1930s. The records include correspondence, membership rosters, reports, publications, and a constitution. Much of the correpondence pertains to the establishment of the chapter in 1920 and membership management. The correspondence also documents an annual competition for high school yearbooks (annuals) sponsored by the chapter, the Sigma Delta Chi scholarship award, and activities of the national organization. The reports provide information about members, chapter finances, and meeting speakers and topics. The collection also includes reports from the national secretary distributed at the 1931 national convention. The publications include a compilation, Selections from "Smudge from the Pot", of poems and humor originally published in the campus newspaper.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Sigma Delta Chi Oregon State Chapter Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top