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Greek letter societies -- Pennsylvania -- Swarthmore

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Chi Omega Fraternity Records

 Collection — Othertype RG6-Q019
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q019

Chi Omega Sorority, Gamma Alpha Chapter of Swarthmore College, was chartered in April 1919. This small collection contains membership cards and initiation stubs, 1919-1931.

Dates: 1919-1931

Delta Upsilon (Swarthmore College Chapter) Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q014

Contains records of Delta Upsilon fraternity (Swarthmore College Chapter). Includes published and a small amount of manuscript materials, 1894-1991.

Dates: 1894-1991

Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Beta Chapter (Swarthmore College) Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q013

This collection consists of primarily published materials, 1891-1933, relating to Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Beta Chapter, the first sorority to maintain a chapter at Swarthmore College. The Chapter was established in 1891 and laid down in 1933 when the College abolished sororities. Included are national publications of the fraternity, directories of Swarthmore chapter alumnae; an initiation certificate; and a photograph album.

Dates: 1890-1985

Kappa Sigma Pi Records

 Collection — Othertype RG6-Q017
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q017

Kappa Sigma Pi was the Pi Chapter of the national fraternity Kappa Sigma until 1962 when it was suspended on charges of "attempting to involve other chapters in organizing to defy some of the Kappa Sigma basic principles." The local folded in 1971 due to low membership and financial debt. This small collection contains material pertaining to its last years.

Dates: 1958-1971

Phi Psi (Swarthmore College) Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q009

Contains the records of Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Omicron Psi, and Phi Psi from 1889 to 1967, with gaps in some series. Now a local fraternity at Swarthmore College, Phi Psi began as Pennsylvania Kappa, a chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Pennsylvania Kappa was established in 1889 and was a chapter of Phi Kappa Psi until 1963.

Dates: 1889-1986

Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Chapter Records

 Collection — Othertype RG6-Q010
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q010

The Phi Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa was established at Swarthmore College in 1906. By 1991, it was abolished, a victim of mounting debt and student disinterest. The collection includes correspondence, 1956-1957, concerning the Chapter's pledging of an African American, the first at the College; other correspondence mostly concerning the mounting debt; and agreements and leases.

Dates: 1921-1991

Pi Beta Phi, Pennsylvania Alpha Chapter (Swarthmore College) song books

 Collection — Othertype RG6-Q035
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q035

This collection consists of two song books used by Pi Beta Phi, Pennsylvania Alpha Chapter. Pi Beta Phi was the second sorority to maintain a chapter at Swarthmore College (est. 1892) and the largest sorority on campus in 1932, just before the college abolished sororities in 1933.

Dates: 1923 and 1929

Pi Sigma Society Records

 Collection — Othertype RG6-Q016
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q016

The collection contains the records, 1905-1912, of Pi Sigma Fraternity of Swarthmore College. The fraternity was founded in 1905 and in 1912 became the Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Gamma, the national women's fraternity.

Dates: 1906-1912

Tau Alpha Omicron Records

 Collection — Othertype RG6-Q018
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-Q018
Overview Tau Alpha Omicron, a men's Greek fraternity, was founded at Swarthmore College in 1907. It became part of the national fraternity Phi Delta Theta before 1923, designated Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter. Its charter was revoked in 1958 when its members protested the national organization's racial, ethnic, and religious restrictions on membership. It then became a local fraternity, resuming its original name. The collection contains primarily the original building bonds retired by the College and...
Dates: 1926-1974