Fonds 20-012 - Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds. 2020 additions

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Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds. 2020 additions

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    • 1977-2020 (Creation)
      Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario)

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    .32 m of textual material
    8 photograph albums (ca. 400 photographs)

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    Founded in 1931, Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's organization that focuses on stimulating personal growth and development of its members through cultural and social programs and through service to others. Members volunteer for such activities as blood donor clinics, daffodil day, and meals on wheels. The organization supports various charities. Beta Sigma Phi was established in Peterborough in 1944.

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    This fonds was in the custody of Getha Sherry before being donated to the Trent University Archives in 2020.

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    This fonds consists of 7 binders, 8 photo albums and 30 booklet programs pertaining to Peterborough’s Beta Sigma Phi and local sorority chapters. Included are meeting minutes and correspondence, photos, cards, and newspaper clippings. Along with the photos are detailed descriptions of the events being photographed and the members within each photo.

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    This fonds was acquired from Getha Sherry in 2020.


    Fonds arranged as received. Photo albums remain intact. Images in folder in Box 3 removed from photo album.

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        Permission of the University Archivist required for Box 1.

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        See also Preceptor Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi fonds (07-005) and the Xi-Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi fonds (10-003).


        This accession, along with 13-001 and 16-004, is an addition to 10-008

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        Box 1

        30 booklet programs from the years 1977/78; 1990/91 – 2019/2020
        Red binder containing Area Council Minutes from 2014-2017
        Black binder containing Area Council Minutes and Attendance from 2016-2019
        Black binder labelled Secretary Binder containing information from 2010-2014 about the details of the sorority
        Secretary notes and minutes for Peterborough Area Council, 2010-2013
        Peterborough Area Council meeting binder, 2007-2009
        Blue binder labelled “Recording Secretary 2004-2005”, containing attendance records, meeting minutes, 2003-2005
        Black binder labelled “Area Council Minutes”, containing attendance records, meeting minutes, 1999-2004
        One envelope containing a key for a missing suitcase

        Box 2

        White and black checkered binder containing records about the Laureate Alpha Theta sorority, 1990-91; 2010-2011
        Floral photo album containing the records and photos of the first year that the Beta Sigma Phi Chapter began in Peterborough, 2001-2003
        Red photo album containing thank you cards, photos, certificates and newspaper clippings of the Beta Sigma Phi, 2007-2008
        Brown photo album containing images of events held by the Beta Sigma Phi Chapter, 2007-2008

        Box 3

        Garden covered photo album with “Beta Epsilon Matters 2004-05-06” on the front in black marker. Contains images of gatherings of the Beta Sigma Phi from 2000-2006
        Photo album with poppy’s on the front containing photos and records of the Beta Epsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Program Book 2008-2009
        White and blue floral photo album containing images and event flyers for Beta Sigma Phi Chapter, 2009-2010
        Folder containing images of events by the Beta Sigma Phi Chapter, 2012

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