Sigma Chi. Beta Iota Chapter records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, programs, financial records, Greek life materials, office files, a publication of the history of Beta Iota, membership and nomination information including academic data, semi-centennial celebration and convention information.
This collection is arranged by accession:
Accession 10056: Office files, minutes, programs, Greek Life information, 1916-1959. May also include some records of the Science Club, 1916-1953.
Accession 1996.104a: Two volumes of a history of Sigma Chi. Beta Iota Chapter, 1989-1990, and correspondence, semi-centennial celebration notebook with publicity, correspondence, and committee information from the 1960s.
- Creation: 1916-1960s
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Oregon was chartered in 1910. Their charter was pulled in 1996 and the chapter was absent at the UO for the next four years. In 1999, a group of ten Sigma Chi members from the Beta Pi chapter at Oregon State transferred to UO in order to foster support for the re-charter of Beta Iota on the UO campus. The "Beta Pi Ten" accomplished their goal in nine months; Beta Iota was re-chartered in 2000.
[Source: Sigma Chi. Beta Iota Chapter website: http://sigmachi.uoregon.edu/Sigma_Chi/History.html]
2 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 record storage box, 1 manuscript box
Language of Materials
The Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Oregon was chartered in 1910 and although their charter was pulled in 1996, with the help of Sigma Chi members from Oregon State University, the Beta Iota chapter was re-chartered in 2000. The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, programs, financial records, Greek life materials, office files, a publication of the history of Beta Iota, membership and nomination information including academic data, semi-centennial celebration and convention information.
Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.
Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.
Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, May 2012.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
- Sigma Chi Fraternity. Beta Iota Chapter (University of Oregon) (Organization)
- University of Oregon (Organization)
- Guide to the Sigma Chi. Beta Iota Chapter Records
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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- Finding aid is written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).