Guide to the Gamma Sigma Delta Records
1909-1961

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gamma Sigma Delta. Oregon Zeta Chapter.
Title: Gamma Sigma Delta Records
Dates: 1909-1961 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 microfilm reel
Collection Number: RG 020
Summary: The Oregon Agricultural College chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta (originally called Delta Theta Sigma) was established in 1908; it has been called the first honorary society at the university. These records document the administration, membership, and activities of this honorary agricultural society.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The society, originally called Delta Theta Sigma, was founded at Ohio State University in 1905. The chapter at Oregon Agricultural College was established in 1908, and its first members were initiated in 1909. It was purportedly the first honorary society at the university. The society became Gamma Sigma Delta in 1913, and in 1917 merged with the Honor Society of Agriculture.

Content Description

The Gamma Sigma Delta Records document the administration, membership, and activities of the Oregon Zeta Chapter of this honorary agricultural society.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Gamma Sigma Delta Records (RG 20), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into four series: I. Minutes; II. Treasurer's Book; III. General Correspondence; and IV. General Subject File. Series I-III are arranged chronologically; series IV is arranged by subject.

Related Materials :  

Related materials are available in the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Gamma Sigma Delta).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Minutes, 1909-1960
Container(s)

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Series II:  Treasurer's Book, 1915-1934
Container(s)

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Series III:  General Correspondence, 1913-1961
Container(s)
Description
Reel
1 undated
1 1913
1 1916-1944
1 1954
1 1958-1961

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Series IV:  General Subject File, 1909-1960
Container(s)
Description
Reel
Folder
1 1 Invitations, 1924, 1926, 1928
1 2 Historical Information Sheets, 1931
1 3 Initiation Reports, 1917, 1925, 1927-1937
1 4 Constitution, Origin & Objectives, 1916, 1918, 1934
1 5 Information Report, 1937, 1942
1 6 Announcements, 1921, 1938-1939, 1960
1 7 Membership Lists, 1909-1921, 1924, 1926, 1930-1933
1 8 Aims and Purposes , undated
1 9 Questionnaires and Ballots, 1938, 1960

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Gamma Sigma Delta. Oregon Zeta Chapter.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural students--Oregon.
  • Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.

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