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Sigma Delta Tau Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: umja0088

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs and scrapbooks. Scrapbooks include photographs, newspaper clippings, telegrams, and various ephemera.

Dates

  • 1934-1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Copyright

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.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes -- 1 Paige box, 1 oversize box)

Overview

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.

Related Materials

Photographs of the Sigma Delta Tau chapter can also be found in the Sharron and Oren Steinfeldt Photography collection (umja0017).

Creator

Title
Sigma Delta Tau scrapbooks, 1934-1988
Status
Completed
Author
Kate Dietrick
Date
March 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-0192