Sorority Customs, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Sorority Customs
1971 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Nancy Troth was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Six sorority customs
Cookie Shine
Candle Passing (2)
Traditional "torture" of the newly pinned fraternity man
Eating "Humble pie"
The exchange dinner
Sixteen sorority songs
"Cookie Shine Song"
"On a Pi Phi honeymoon"
A serenade song: "Wake up"
"Now we sing good night to you"
"I'm a Loyal ZTA"
"I want to be a fascinating lady"
"We are the Freshmen"
"Have you heard the latest news?"
"O' Sir Hendry, do not touch me"
"My father is a fireman"
"Thetas are tired of being proper and prim"
"Damn, damn, damn, the Kappa Gammas!"
"High above a Pi Phi's garter"
"I was a virgin in my freshman year"
"Falmin' Mamie, she's a red hot Pi Phi...da da da da"
"We're the girls from the burlesque chorus"

PhotographsReturn to Top

Description Dates
P01_1971_092_01: The Cookie Shine
1.0 photographic print(s)
P01_1971_092_02: Close-up of the items used in the cookie shine.
1.0 photographic print(s)
P01_1971_092_03: The Candle Passing
1.0 photographic print(s)
P01_1971_092_04: The Candle Passing
1.0 photographic print(s)
P01_1971_092_05: The fraternity custom of "dumping garbage" on a newly "pinned" member.
1.0 photographic print(s)
P01_1971_092_06: Eating "Humble Pie"
1.0 photographic print(s)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • academic life
  • belief
  • College students
  • females
  • folksongs
  • Photographs
  • sororities
  • Personal Names :
  • Phinney, Claire
  • Pitman, Dan
  • Reynolds, Monica
  • Rother, Sandy
  • Troth, Nancy
  • Whytal, Linda
  • Geographical Names :
  • University of Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project