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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT Sigma Delta Chi Records, 1924-1975



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Austin. Sigma Delta Chi.
Title: UT Sigma Delta Chi, records
Dates: 1924-1975
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, financial records, minutes, newspaper clippings, membership forms, and photographs document the educational, political, and social activities of the University of Texas chapter of Sigma Delta Chi from 1924 to 1975.
Accession No.: 70-112b, 72-3
Extent: 4 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Sigma Delta Chi was founded in 1909 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana as an honorary professional journalism fraternity to promote journalistic ethics. The University of Texas chapter was established in 1913. In its early years, Sigma Delta Chi at UT often directed the annual Interscholastic League Press Conference held in connection with the Interscholastic League Meet in Austin. In 1988, the organization officially changed its name to the Society of Professional Journalists.

Sources:

The Cactus (Austin: 1913), 112.

The Cactus (Austin: 1926): 326.

"About the Society." Society of Professional Journalists. Accessed July 26, 2013. http://www.spj.org/spjhistory.asp.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, financial records, minutes, newspaper clippings, membership forms, and photographs document the educational, political, and social activities of the University of Texas chapter of Sigma Delta Chi from 1924 to 1975.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Sigma Delta Chi.
Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.
University of Texas -- Societies, etc.
University of Texas at Austin. Sigma Delta Chi -- Archives.
University of Texas at Austin -- Societies, etc.
Subjects
Greek letter societies.
Journalism -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States -- History.
Journalists -- Texas.
Universities and colleges -- Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the UT Theta Sigma Phi Records, 1918-1986.

See also the Society of Professional Journalists (Austin Professional Chapter) Records at the Austin History Center in Austin, Texas.

See also the Society of Professional Journalists Records, Fort Worth Chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington Special Collections Library in Arlington, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT Sigma Delta Chi Records, 1924-1975, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Robert W. Tissing, August 1972.

Subsequent revisions were made by Robert W. Tissing, May 1975; archives staff, December 1994 and June 2004; and Vanessa Attia, July 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3D179 (04269653) Correspondence:
1924-1959
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3D180 (04272239) 1960-1969, undated
Reports:
Report of condition, 1924-1949
Minutes, 1926-1934, 1957-1969, undated
1927-1933
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3D181 (04272228) 1933-1952
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3D182 (04272217) 1952-1957
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3D183 (04269686) 1957-1961
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3D184 (04269562) 1962-1969, undated
Enrollment, 1924-1955
Pledge certificates, 1953-1967
Membership lists
Data sheets, 1962-1971
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3D185 (04269529) Financial records:
Enrollment and remittance:
1938-1942
1946-1951
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3D186 (04269664) 1955-1962
Reports:
1925-1952
1960-1966
Receipts and bank statements
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3D187 (04269675) Ledgers, 1931-1955, 1937-1942
Newspaper clippings
Miscellaneous
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4M494 (04384990) Scrapbooks:
1935-1936
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4M495 (04384844) 1936-1937
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4M496 (04385009) 1956-1957
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4W120 (05227320) Data sheets, pledge certificates
Applicants and membership forms, Spring 1976
Receipts for paid bills and fiscal reports, check stubs
Correspondence
Receipts, printed material, statements, photographs
Disbursements, debits
Certificate of appreciation
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4W121 (05227207) Correspondence, 1974-1975
Data sheets and membership forms
Printed materials
Minutes, articles, 1974-1975
Enrollment and remittance forms
Membership application data sheet

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