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Sigma Alpha Sigma papers

Identifier: 279

Scope and Content

The collection contains two copies of the Alpha Chapter's constitution, correspondence, membership rosters, meeting minutes, press releases and clippings, a photo album, and issues of their official alumni publication, the SAS Slapstick.


  • 1920-1987


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Sigma Alpha Sigma papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Historical Note

The Sigma Alpha Sigma fraternity was originally founded as a Jewish engineering fraternity. The Alpha Chapter was established at the University of Minnesota, and according to its constitution dated April 13, 1939, was open to students registered in the Institute of Technology or majoring in technical sciences who were of Jewish origin. A new constitution adopted May 1948 only required that members be registered in the Institute of Technology.


1 box (1.3 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of the Sigma Alpha Sigma fraternity's Alpha Chapter, established at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on May 16, 1949 by Sidney Schwartzfield. An additional deposit was made on February 22, 1968 by the fraternity’s historian, Michael J. Frisch, and a final deposit in 1987.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Sigma Alpha Sigma papers, 1920-1987
Karen Spilman
September 2005
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