Mortar Board papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains letters, rosters and historical information regarding Mortar Board.
- Mortar Board (Society). Sigma Tau Chapter (Organization)
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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 Mortar Board papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
Mortar Board, a collegiate national honor society for seniors, recognizes "distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service." Mortar Board was founded in 1918 as a women's national honor society by groups at Swarthmore College, Cornell University, Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. The University of Minnesota established the Sigma Tau chapter in 1919. The membership of Mortar Board was opened to men and women alike in 1975.
1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Collection contains the papers of the University of Minnesota's Sigma Tau chapter of Mortar Board.
Source of acquisition
The collection was deposited in University Archives on March 29, 1983.
- Students -- Societies, etc. -- Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Minnesota
- Mortar Board papers, 1899-1968
- Karen Spilman
- June 2005
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