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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Booklet, 1974-1975

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Phi Sigma Society: Beta Upsilon Chapter (University of Texas at San Antonio) Records, 1974-1975



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Phi Sigma Society. Beta Upsilon Chapter (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Title: Phi Sigma Society: Beta Upsilon Chapter (University of Texas at San Antonio) Records
Dates: 1974-1975
Creator Abstract: The Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Sigma Society, a national honorary science fraternity, was established at the University of Texas at San Antonio in October 1974. The chapter was the first registered student organization at the University of Texas at San Antonio and included 36 faculty members and students. The chapter's first president was Dennis Perrota.
Content Abstract: The collection comprises a spiral-bound booklet prepared by the Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Sigma Society. The materials in the booklet document the establishment, development, and activities of the student chapter from 1974 through 1975. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, a written history, an application to the society, a petition for the establishment of the chapter, by-laws, a registration form for student organizations at UTSA, a list of officers, photographs of the initiation and installation ceremony, a press release and news coverage of the establishment of the chapter, and flyers advertising the chapter's events.
Identification: UA 2.01.01
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 Box)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Sigma Society, a national honorary science fraternity, was established at the University of Texas at San Antonio in October 1974. The chapter, sponsored by Dr. Helen Oujesky (Associate Professor in the Division of Allied Health and Life Sciences), included 36 faculty members and students. According to Dr. Oujesky, the organization was formed to encourage research among its members and associates oriented to the biological sciences.

The chapter was the first registered student organization at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The chapter's first president was Dennis Perrota. Other officers were Celina Garcia, vice president; Pat Fodor, secretary; Tony Gonzalez, treasurer; and Robert Salvagno, editor.

Source:

  • "News Notes."The Roadrunner vol. 1, no. 31 (November 1, 1974). In collection.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection comprises a spiral-bound booklet prepared by the Beta Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Sigma Society. The materials in the booklet document the establishment, development, and activities of the student chapter from 1974 through 1975. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, a written history, an application to the society, a petition for the establishment of the chapter, by-laws, a registration form for student organizations at UTSA, a list of officers, photographs of the initiation and installation ceremony, a press release and news coverage of the establishment of the chapter, and flyers advertising the chapter's events.

The inside cover of the booklet is inscribed, "To Dr. Peter T. Flawn and the University of Texas at San Antonio" and is signed by the Chapter's officers. The booklet was given to Dr. Peter T. Flawn, President of UTSA, in April 1975.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus, though off-site access is also available at UTSA's John Peace Library.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Organizations
Phi Sigma Society. Beta Upsilon Chapter (University of Texas at San Antonio).
University of Texas at San Antonio--Honorary societies.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Biology--Texas--San Antonio--Societies, etc.
Greek letter societies--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Bylaws.
Clippings.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
Science and Technology
UTSA History

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Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by the Phi Sigma Society: Beta Upsilon Chapter (University of Texas at San Antonio) at the date of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Phi Sigma Society: Beta Upsilon Chapter (University of Texas at San Antonio), UA 2.01.01, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received originally from the Phi Sigma Society, Beta Upsilon Chapter, by Peter T. Flawn, UTSA President, in April 1975. Received by University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections from an unknown source in August 1998 (Acc. 1998-028f).

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist, April 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Booklet, 1974-1975

The materials in the booklet document the establishment, development, and activities of the student chapter from 1974 through 1975. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, a written history, an application to the society, a petition for the establishment of the chapter, by-laws, a registration form for student organizations at UTSA, a list of officers, photographs of the initiation and installation ceremony, a press release and news coverage of the establishment of the chapter, and flyers advertising the chapter's events.
The materials remain in their original order.
The spiral binding and plastic page protectors were removed due to preservation concerns.
Box
1 Booklet, 1974-1975

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