Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter (The University of Montana) Records, 1921-1966

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter (The University of Montana)
Title
Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter (The University of Montana) Records
Dates
1921-1966 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.75 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 594
Summary
The collection contains the records of the Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter of The University of Montana, from its inception until the mid-1960s, probably when the society became inactive.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 4062432053
Fax: 4062434067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula. Materials in Box 5 contain student grade information and are restricted.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Phi Sigma Society is an honorary society in the Biological Sciences, including the studies of Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Geology, Bacteriology, Anthropology, and many other fields. The University of Montana’s Lambda Chapter was chartered in 1921, due to the efforts of Professor Morton J. Elrod, first chair of the science department. Other charter members included Dr. Jessie M. Bierman, the noted pediatrician, and Dr. Joseph E. Kirwood, an early University of Montana professor.

The Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter (University of Montana) probably became inactive in the mid-1960s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains the records of the Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter of the University of Montana, from its inception until the mid-1960s, probably when the society became inactive. Included are records of membership, meeting minutes, finances, and publications from the national organization of the Phi Sigma Society. Part of the collection contains petitions for charters that were received from colleges and universities across the country.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright is not held by The University of Montana

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter (The University of Montana), Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Professor John Tibbs (Zoology), 1976.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Faculty and student membership, notebook 1921-1927
1/2 Minutes 1921-1929
1/3 Minutes 1929-1935
1/4 Membership, minutes, correspondence 1934-1963
1/5 Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter (University of Montana), writings and miscellaneous 1941-1964
1/6 Certificates 1942-1953
1/7 Receipts 1932-1964
1/8 Financial statements 1932-1963
1/9 Phi Sigma Society Constitution and By-Laws 1959
1/10 Miscellaneous 1963
2/1 General correspondence 1930-1964
2/2 Phi Sigma Society National Council Bulletins 1928-1963
2/3 Phi Sigma, Proceedings of General Meeting 1937-1954
2/4 Phi Sigma, University petitions for charters 1929-1930 and undated
2/5 Phi Sigma, University petitions for charters 1930-1938
2/6 Phi Sigma Society, University petitions for charters 1941-1964
2/7 Phi Sigma Society, University petitions for charters undated
3/1 Biology Songs 1945 and undated
3/2 The Biologist 1954-1963
Box
4 Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter (University of Montana) member cards, A-Z 1927-1962
4 Rubber stamp with Phi Sigma Society symbol undated
5 Phi Sigma Society, Lambda Chapter Membership Record
Restricted due to member grade information
1926-1966
5 College of William and Mary, Biology Club Petition for Charter undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Biology--Montana -- Missoula--Societies, etc.
  • Greek letter societies -- Montana--Missoula

Corporate Names

  • University of Montana-Missoula--Societies, etc.

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Phi Sigma Society