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Alpha Epsilon Phi collection

Identifier: umja0172

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of various materials including song sheets and songbooks, rush manuals, house contracts, scrapbook pages, and photographs.


  • 1909-2004

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

Alpha Epsilon Phi began in 1909 at Barnard College in New York and was founded by seven Jewish women. The Minnesota chapter, the Alpha Iota Chapter, began in 1938, closed in 1978, and then was reestablished in 2008.

[Taken from "A Brief History of Alpha Epsilon Phi" in Box 1, Folder 3, as well as]


0.80 Cubic Feet (1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of administrative and rush materials related to the historically Jewish sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi at the University of Minnesota.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated in part by Donna Tilson in June 2021. Collection donated in part by Shirleymae Lane to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. Collection donated in part by Muriel Caplan to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

Alpha Epsilon Phi collection, 1909-2004
Kate Dietrick
January 2022
Description rules
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Revision Statements

  • December 2022: Revised to add newly found materials

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area