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Sigma Alpha Sigma records

Identifier: umja0058

Scope and Content

This collection contains a constitution, alumni lists, rosters, a history, newsletters, meeting minutes, initation materials, events, recognitions, and a t-shirt.


  • Creation: 1926-1991


Use of Materials

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; please contact the archives for more detailed copyright information.

Historical Note

The Sigma Alpha Sigma fraternity was originally founded as a Jewish engineering fraternity at the University of Minnesota in 1920 after World War I. According to its constitution, enrollment was open to students registered in the Institute of Technology or majoring in technical sciences who were of Jewish origin. A later constitution only required that members be registered in the Institute of Technology or a student of architecture or physical science. The society became dormant around 1987.


1.62 Cubic Feet (2 boxes -- 1 Paige box, 1 Hollinger box)

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This collection contains the records of the Sigma Alpha Sigma, a Jewish engineering fraternity established at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

Materials donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Larry Davis in 1991.

Related Materials

Further papers related to Sigma Alpha Sigma are housed in the University Archives. Contact UArchives to view the Sigma Alpha Sigma papers [uarc00279].

Sigma Alpha Sigma records, 1926-1991
Finding aid created by Ashley Skwiera
February 2016
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Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area