Title: Sigma Theta Tau. Alpha Eta Chapter Records,
Date (inclusive): 1961-
Collection number: MSS 82-28
Sigma Theta Tau. Alpha Eta Chapter
Extent: Number of containers: 2 cartons (77 folders)
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of
these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Received from A. Politeo, 10/80, and subsequently.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Sigma Theta Tau. Alpha Eta Chapter Records, MSS 82-28, Archives
& Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
Includes correspondence, reports, minutes, notes, meeting information, publications,
forms, and financial documents relating to the organization and activities of the Alpha
Eta chapter at UCSF. Folder 25 includes a magnetic data card.
Sigma Theta Tau is an international nursing honor society organized at Indiana University
in 1922. It is a member organization of the Association of College Honor Societies. The
Alpha Eta Chapter was chartered on the University of California San Francisco campus in
April 1964. Its purposes are to foster high professional standards, to encourage creative
work, to promote the maximum development of the individual, and to strengthen commitment
to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing. A major focus since the late
1970s has been support of research through consultation (assistance to members engaged in
research planning, writing a proposal or analysis of data) and financial assistance
(administration of small grants through a research fund). The Alpha Eta Chapter also
sponsors programs, conferences and an annual award (the Margretta M. Styles Chapter
Award), and distributes a newsletter three times a year. Invitation to membership is
extended to students and other members of the nursing community who have demonstrated
qualities of scholarship, leadership and a capacity for professional growth.