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Epsilon Sigma Phi. Theta Chapter records, 1927-1984
- Epsilon Sigma Phi. Theta Chapter (University of Idaho)
- Epsilon Sigma Phi. Theta Chapter records
- 1927-1984 (inclusive)19271984
- 1.0 cubic feet
- Collection Number
- MG 353
- Records of the Theta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi at the University of Idaho. Included are by-laws, correspondence, financial records, minutes, newsletters and yearbooks.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.
- This collection is in English.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Epsilon Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Extension Fraternity, was organized January 11, 1927, in Bozeman, Montana. The Idaho chapter, known as Theta, was organized in Pocatello in May 1927 following the district convention of the Extension Division. Seven eligible members were present for the meeting and elected E.R. Bennett, chief; R.J. Smith, secretary-treasurer, and E.F. Rinehart, analyst. The purpose of the fraternity is to maintain the ideals, preserve the traditions, uphold the morale of the Cooperative Extension Service, and develop the spirit of fraternity among members. Membership is open to any person having ten or more years in extension work at a land grand university or the Department of Agriculture.
The records were in labeled file folders when received; the received order and original folder headings were retained during processing. The first series contains material collected by Joan Parr and sent to the Cooperative Extension office in 1983 but not integrated into the organizational files; the second series consists of Epsilon Sigma Phi office files. There is some duplication of material in the two series.
Included are by-laws, correspondence, financial records, minutes, newsletters and yearbooks. Paid checks, bank statements, receipt books, USDA bulletins, and duplicates of near print materials were discarded, thereby reducing the bulk of the collection by 0.5 cubic feet.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permission for use.
Epsilon Sigma Phi. Theta Chapter, MG 353, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Series I. Joan Parr Files, 1930-1983
Series II. Office Files, 1927-1984
The records of the Theta chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the Cooperative Extension Office in August 1989.
Processed by Judith Nielsen in October 1991.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I: Joan Parr Files, 1930-1983Return to Top
Epsilon Sigma Phi
Past financial records
Fred H. Kohl file
Series II: Office Files, 1927-1984Return to Top
Awards and Recognition
Constitution and by-laws
Outstanding work awards
Theta Chapter newsletter
Life member statistics
Highlights of Grand Council
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Agricultural extension work--Idaho--Societies, etc.
- University of Idaho--Students--Societies, etc.
- Parr, Joan K. (creator)