Sigma Delta Tau scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of photographs and scrapbooks. Scrapbooks include photographs, newspaper clippings, telegrams, and various ephemera.
- Creation: 1934-1988
- Sigma Delta Tau (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
The Sigma Delta Tau chapter at the University of Minnesota was a Jewish women's sorority on campus. Founded in 1929 the chapter went inactive in the early 2000s. Sigma Delta Tau nationally traces their history back to Cornell University in 1917 when a group of seven Jewish women founded the sorority in the face of discrimination from other sororities due to their Jewish faith. Throughout its history, Sigma Delta Tau worked to empower young women on campus.
3 Cubic Feet (4 boxes -- 1 Paige box, 3 oversize boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, and clippings from the University of Minnesota's Sigma Delta Tau sorority chapter.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by an unknown donor. Photographs added by Lily Chester, donated April 2021.
- Sigma Delta Tau scrapbooks, 1934-1988
- Kate Dietrick
- March 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- October 2022: updated to reflect newly donated materials
- November 2022: Revised to add newly found materials