Guide to the Phi Sigma Nu Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Jennifer Hollander.
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5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Guide to the Phi Sigma Nu Collection 1925/1976

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Phi Sigma Nu Collection
Dates: 1925-1976
Identification: MS-0306
Physical Description: 4.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Greek letter societies -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Phi Sigma Nu Society (San Diego State University) -- Archives
San Diego State University -- Students -- Social life and customs -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Topical Term:

Scrapbooks -- Specimens
Women college students -- California -- San Diego -- Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Phi Sigma Nu Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The Phi Sigma Nu Collection documents the activities, events, and people associated with the sorority on San Diego State's campus, primarily through scrapbooks.  The collection dates from 1925-1976, with most of the materials dating to 1941.
The scrapbooks in this collection are dated 1925-1976, 1928-1945, January 1946-February 1948, October 1947-Summer 1949, and 1972-1997.  Included in these books are newspaper clippings of events, event flyers, photographs of members, engagement and birth announcements, postcards, correspondence, and thank you notes.  Also included are copies of Phi Sigma Nu's constitution and by-laws, initiation ritual, pledging ritual, installation, and a book of members' signatures.

Box 1

Scrapbook 1925

Box 2

Scrapbook 1938-1945

Box 2

Scrapbook October 1947 - Summer 1949

Box 3

Scrapbook January 1946 - February 1948

Box 4

Scrapbook 1972-1997

Box 4

Constitution and By-Laws

Box 4

Initiation Ritual, Pledging Ritual, Installation, Signatures of Members 1943-1949