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Wayne State University Alpha Theta Sigma Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR000208
This collection consists of Alpha Theta Sigma's inner workings and their public activities. This includes meeting minutes from several years in which the organization was active, photograph and news clippings of members and their events, and the organization's constitution and by-laws. This collection also contains materials following the groups disbandment, including correspondence from members and directory information.

Dates

  • 1924 - 1975

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 MB)

Abstract

In April 1923, the An-Tik-Lik Club was organized by a group of female students. The members assisted organizations on campus, took an active part in college activities and raised funds for social events and athletics. In 1927, the group became a Greek letter social sorority.

History

Alpha Theta Sigma was an all-women's sorority on Wayne State University's campus. Founded in 1923 as the "An-Tik-Lik Club," the group went on to become the second women's organization on campus. The group became a Greek letter social sorority in 1927, becoming known as Alpha Theta Sigma, or AST. The organization was very busy with on and off campus social activities, such as spring dances and charity drives. AST became closely affiliated with the Women of Wayne Alumni Association to help promote and provide leadership opportunities at Wayne State. Alpha Theta Sigma officially disbanded in 1953, with former members making occasional visits to campus and donations to women's organizations in the name of the group.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 1 series, with folders arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

Materials were deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library by Olga Dworkin in 1970 and 1976.

Related Materials

Phi Beta Kappa Wayne State University Chapter Records, Pi Lambda Theta Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Mark Prindiville on April 6, 2017.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Alpha Theta Sigma Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Mark Prindiville.
Date
2017-04-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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