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Theta Sigma Phi. Nu Chapter papers

Identifier: ua00670

Scope and Content

The collection includes historical records, photographs, newspapers and clippings, correspondence, minutes of meetings, scrapbooks and plaques pertaining to Theta Sigma Phi and the local Nu Chapter. Issues of The Matrix, the national publication of Theta Sigma Phi, dating from 1922-1968 have been removed from the collection.


  • 1916-1968


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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 Theta Sigma Phi. Nu Chapter papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Historical Note

Theta Sigma Phi is a national professional fraternity for women in journalism and communications, founded April 8, 1909 at the University of Washington, Seattle. The Nu Chapter was chartered on March 30, 1917 at the University of Minnesota. It was preceded by the 30 Club, a local group, which was organized in 1916. Membership in the 30 Club included women doing editorial work on the Gopher, the monthly magazine Minnehaha, and the Minnesota Daily. In 1917 the club sought affiliation with Theta Sigma Phi and a charter was granted for the establishment of Nu Chapter. In 1972, the national organization changed its name to Women in Communications, Inc. The Nu Chapter was last listed in the University of Minnesota 1970/1971 directory.


2 Cubic Feet (4 boxes (1 Paige; 3 oversize flat))


The collection contains the papers of Theta Sigma Phi's Nu Chapter at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

Collection was deposited in University Archives by the School of Journalism on September 20, 1988.

Theta Sigma Phi. Nu Chapter papers, 1916-1968
Under Revision
Karen Klinkenberg; updated by Karen Spilman
updated February 2005
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