Sigma Delta Epsilon. Epsilon Chapter (Iowa State University) records
Scope and Content
The collection (1925-1984, undated) contains correspondence, membership directories, initiation information, meeting minutes, the constitution, by-laws and amendments, news clippings, announcements, chapter and national reports and proceedings.
- 1925-1984, undated
Language of Materials
Open for research.
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Sigma Delta Epsilon (also known as Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)) was established at Cornell University in 1921. The Epsilon Chapter at Iowa State was chartered in 1925. For over 40 years, the Chapter was active in both local and national Sigma Delta Epsilon affairs. Goals of the Epsilon Chapter included encouraging women to explore careers in science and promoting a spirit of fellowship among the graduate women and staff in science related fields. Organizational difficulties and the demands of teaching and research responsibilities caused the membership to decrease and the Chapter to be declared inactive in 1967. In 1980, a petition was generated to reactivate the Cahapter. It was sent to the National for approval on January 23, 1981 and the Epsilon Chapter was re-established. Once again, low participation and interest led to the Chapter's closing in 1985.
1.05 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 1 half-document box)
This collection is organized Chronologically.
Released on 2018-11-01.
- College students--Societies, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Greek letter societies--Iowa--Ames Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minutes (administrative records) Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Women in science Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- RS 22/5/0/26. Sigma Delta Epsilon. Epsilon Chapter (Iowa State University) records, 1925-1984, undated
- April 12, 2019
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