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Sigma Delta Tau scrapbooks

Identifier: umja0088

Scope and Contents

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


  • Creation: 1934-1988


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.

Related Materials

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

Sigma Delta Tau scrapbooks, 1934-1988
Kate Dietrick
March 2017
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Revision Statements

  • October 2022: updated to reflect newly donated materials
  • November 2022: Revised to add newly found materials

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area