|Creator:||Beta Sigma Phi, Chapters Rho, Laureate, Alpha Nu, Epsilon Preceptor|
|Title:||Beta Sigma Phi Records|
|Quantity:||4 box(es) (4.5 linear feet)|
|Repository:||Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799
Beta Sigma Phi is a non-academic sorority created to provide social and cultural opportunities for women. It is primarily a social organization, but some chapters do community service work. In 1931, Walter W. Ross founded the organization in Abilene, Texas. Beta Sigma Phi was incorporated in April 1932 under a charter in Missouri. Founders Day is celebrated on April 30th.
Beta Sigma Phi Rho Chapter was founded in Spearfish, South Dakota October 27, 1941. Lucille McFall was elected the first President of the chapter.
Membership in a particular chapter is limited to 25 members. If interest extends well beyond this number, new chapters may be formed. There is no information on the history of the Laureate Alpha Nu, and Epsilon Preceptor chapters in this collection.
Beta Sigma Phi City Council Minutes, Laureate Delta Chapter By-laws, Laureate Delta Chapter Minutes, Social Calendar, City Council Officers, Program.
Minutes, Semi-annual report, attendance, program, game, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
Donated by multiple individuals from 1985-1992
Beta Sigma Phi Records, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies, Black Hills State University
Processed January 2016 by Bobbi Sago
Laureate: Minutes 1978/79-1988/1989; Rho: Minutes 1968/69- 1984/85, Minutes of Spearfish City Council, Changes of name; address; status and office, Chapter Monthly Report, The Greek Alphabet, Minutes of Area Council, Semi-Annual Report, Attendance Sheet, Miscellaneous, Treasurer's Report, Chapter Highlights- Founders Day- 1972, Beta (game), Correspondence 1954-1970/71, Scrapbook 1954-1956, Scrapbook, 1961-1966, Scrapbook 1947-1965; Alpha Nu: Scrapbook 1957-1961; Epsilon Preceptor: Scrapbook 1947-1965
Series: Laureate Chapter
|1||1||Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Chapter. Minutes, etc. , 1978/79-1981/82|
|2||Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Chapter. Minutes, etc., 1985/86-1988/89|
Series: Rho Chapter
|2||1||Beta Sigma Phi. Rho Chapter. Minutes, etc. , 1968/69-1970/71|
|2||Beta Sigma Phi. Rho Chapter. Minutes, etc. , 1971/72-1972/73|
|3||Beta Sigma Phi. Rho Chapter. Minutes, etc. , 1975/76-1984/85|
|4||Beta Sigma Phi. Rho Chapter. Correspondence, etc., 1954-1970|
|3||1||Beta Sigma Phi. Rho Chapter. Scrap Book, dark green, 1954-1956|
|2||Beta Sigma Phi. Rho Chapter. Scrap Book, light green, 1961-1966|
|3||Beta Sigma Phi. Rho Chapter. Scrap Book, black, 1947-1965|
Series: Alpha Nu Chapter
Series: Epsilon Preceptor