Guide to the Sorosis Society photograph collection,
1899-1933

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Utah State Agricultural College. Sorosis Society.
Title: Sorosis Society photograph collection
Dates: 1899-1933 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Collection Number: USU_P0139
Summary: Thirty-two black & white photographs documenting this USU sorority from the 1890s to the 1930s. The images include formal portraits, informal group shots, views of the interior and exterior of the sorority house, and snapshots of sorority activities. Most are silver gelatin developing-out papers with the exception of 1:07:01, which is a collodion or gelatin printing-out paper. They range in size from the smallest snapshot (5 cm. x 7 cm.) to oversize prints (30 cm. x 35 cm.). Some of the images were apparently removed from a scrapbook.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Sorosis is the oldest continuing sorority on the Utah State University campus founded in 1899. The sorority later became nationally affiliated as Alpha Chi Omega in 1944. This collection was donated to Special Collections & Archives by Mrs. (Conrad) Ruth Layton Harrison.

Content Description

The Sorosis Society photograph collection consists of 32 black and white photographs documenting this USU sorority from the 1890s to the 1930s. The images include formal portraits, informal group shots, views of the interior and exterior of the sorority house, and snapshots of sorority activities.

The prints are all silver gelatin developing-out papers with the exception of 1:07:01, which is a collodion or gelatin printing-out paper. They range in size from the smallest snapshot (5cm.x7cm.) to oversize prints (30cm.x35cm.). Some of the images were apparently removed from a scrapbook.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Sorosis Society photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available :  

View selected digitized images from the Sorosis Society photograph collection.

Preferred Citation :  

Sorosis Society photograph collection, 1899-1933. (P0139). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box, Folder, and Item

Acquisition Information :  

These photographs were removed from University Archives accession 23.18/2 in November of 1997.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Peter F. Schmid, November 1997, and revised by Daniel Davis, November 2006.

Related Materials :  

Utah State Agricultural College. Sorosis Society. Records (record group 23.18/2)


Detailed Description of the Collection

Individual Portraits
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 1:01:01: Hazel Gray. Photograph by Torgeson Studios, Logan, Utah ca. 1910s
1 2 1:02:01: Julia M. Sullivan Greene ca. 1910s
1 3 1:03:01: Arminta Hogan ca. 1920s
1 4 1:04:01: Elizabeth M. Nye 1910s
1 5 1:05:01: Thelma Pedersen 1920s
1 6 1:06:01: Unidentified. Photograph by Ford, Ogden ca. 1910s

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Group Portraits
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 7 1:07:01: Group at leisure including Abbie Groesbeck(?), Maughn Groesbeck(?), and Amanda Santchi ca. late 1890s
1 8 1:08:01: Formal group portrait, includes Edith Hayball, Armania Maughan, Della Morrell, Blanch Cooper, Marie Eccles Caine, Anna Matheson, Mary Bennion Powell, and Jesse Eccles Quinney 1910s
1 9 1:09:01: Formal group portrait including Eva Farr Parry. Photograph by Odell, Logan, Utah 1910s

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Snapshots
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 10 1:10:01-16: Various group snapshots including Logan Canyon canal and Hercules Power Company flume outtake at the mouth of Logan Canyon 1910s-1920s

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House and Activities
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 11 1:11:01: Exterior, Sorosis house in Logan ca. 1932-1933
1 11 1:11:02: Interior, living room of the Sorosis house ca. 1932-1933
1 12 1:12:01: Sorosis members posed outside the house ca. 1932-1933
1 12 1:12:02: Sorosis pledges posed outside the house ca. 1932-1933
1 13 1:13:01: Sorosis members posed outside the house 1932

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Oversize
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
2 2:01: Formal portrait. Photograph by Odell, Logan, Utah. Includes Eva Farr 1910s
2 2:02: Portrait, faculty of Ogden High School posed outside the school. Photograph by Noggle, Ogden, Utah. Includes Eva Farr ca. 1912

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Alpha Chi Omega. Beta Xi Chapter (Utah State University)--Photographs.
    • Utah State Agricultural College. Sorosis Society--Photographs.
    • Utah State University--Societies, etc.--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Greek letter societies--Utah--Logan--Photographs.
    • Universities and colleges--Utah--Logan--Societies, etc.--Photographs.
    • Women--Utah--Logan--Societies and clubs--Photographs.

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