Fonds - Alpha Psi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi fonds

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Alpha Psi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi fonds

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28 cm of textual records
5 scrapbooks

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(1979 to present)

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The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is a women's social, service and cultural organization. The first chapter was opened by seven women in Abilene, Kansas in 1931. Its original purpose was to provide cultural and intellectual stimulation to women who could not afford to attend college during the depression. It is now the world's largest Greek letter sorority.

The St. Albert chapter, Alpha Psi, was founded December 4, 1978 as a friendly venture by Xi Phi (Exemplar Degree.) The chapter began with fourteen members. The chapter had its first meeting on January 15, 1979. The chapter's participation in the community has included providing friendship to Youville Home residents and sponsoring babysitting courses.

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Fonds was donated in three accruals. First material was donated in November 14, 1990 from Jennifer Wells. Second donation was received April 15, 1993 from Kim MacEachran. Third donation was received March 2, 1995 from R. Stuart. Material from the fonds has been loaned back to the organization for special events. One scrapbook which had been donated has not been returned.

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Fonds consists of textual records, predominately minutes, and scrapbooks.

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For records of other local chapters of the Beta Sigma Phi and the Edmonton Area Council see the Provincial Archives of Alberta Beta Sigma Phi fonds, number PR1093.

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Material was received in three accruals. Further accruals expected.

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