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Psi Gamma Sorority and Alumnae Association, Inc. Records

1898-1997

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Abstract

Psi Gamma was founded in 1898 at the New York State Normal College for Teachers and the Alumnae Association in 1922. The sorority split in 1991 over whether to abandon local status or become a chapter of a national sorority.

Summary

Creator:
Psi Gamma Sorority and Alumnae Association
Date Coverage:
1898-1997
Quantity:
12.66 cubic ft. (about 12.66 boxes)

On February 15, 1898, Edith Stoneman, Gertrude Hall, and nine other students of the New York State College for Teachers organized the Psi Gamma Sorority. L. Elizabeth Reed became the first president of the sorority and Margaret Mooney of the New York State College English Department became its first sponsor. In 1906 the sorority rented an apartment and soon thereafter moved into a house on Clinton Street where it held its regular meetings for several years ["Psi Gamma Sorority Brochure 1898-1988", p. 6, Anniversary - 90th, Psi Gamma Sorority Subject Files].

On April 29, 1922, twenty-two faculty, alumnae, and active sorority members founded the Alumnae Association ["Minutes of the Alumnae Association of Psi Gamma Sorority", p. 2, Minutes - Annual Meeting and Executive Meeting, Psi Gamma Alumnae Association Subject Files]. Two years later, on February 2, 1924, 16 members of the Alumnae Association signed a Certificate of Incorporation after the motion was made, seconded, and carried during the association's regular meeting ["Minutes", p. 22]. Later that year the association purchased the Lochner house at 1104 Madison Avenue for the active sorority. Three years later the alumnae association sold the Lochner House and purchased the J. Harris Loucks House at 113 South Lake Avenue, where the sorority was housed until 1959 ["Minutes", p. 57-59].

In 1963, the University at Albany, under the leadership of President Even R. Collins, required each Greek organization to sell its house and move into the new residence halls on the main campus ["Memo To Faculty and Students", May 22, 1963, Greek Workshops Folder 1, Psi Gamma Sorority Subject Files]. In spite of widespread student discontent over this new policy, Psi Gamma Sorority moved to Van Rensselaer Hall in 1965 ["Minutes, February 15 1965", Minutes-Regular Meeting 1964-1965, Psi Gamma Sorority Subject Files].

Enrollment in national Greek organizations began to increase in 1976 when the SUNY University Board of Trustees revoked its ban against national fraternities and sororities. In 1991 Psi Gamma held a vote in order to determine whether or not the sorority would also seek a national sponsor. Only one-third of the active members voted to continue Psi Gamma's tradition as a local chapter. The other members separated to form a new chapter of the national Alpha Xi Delta Sorority [Alumnae Newsletter, February 1992, p.2, Alumnae Newsletters 1981-1997, Alumnae Association Subject Files].

In 1991 a group of students at Stony Brook, SUNY, approached the Psi Gamma Sorority seeking admission as a sister sorority. Psi Gamma recognized the new group as the Psi Gamma Sorority Beta Chapter even though such an event was without precedent. The Alumnae Association believed that only it had the right to recognize branch sororities, though it also recognized that changes in its Constitution and Articles of Incorporation were necessary in order to do so ["Alumnae Newsletter, February 1992", p. 2]. In 1993, the association amended these documents and officially adopted the Psi Gamma Sorority at Stony Brook as the Beta Chapter; a sister sorority to the Alpha Chapter in Albany [Alumnae Newsletter, Spring 1994, p. 1, Alumnae Newsletters 1981-1997, Alumnae Association Subject Files].

Psi Gamma Sorority Records (1898-1995).

This sub-group contains correspondence, minutes, reports, scrapbooks, photographs, constitutions, by-laws, video and audio cassettes, newspaper articles, membership lists, financial records, and ephemera of the Psi Gamma Sorority. Although the records date from 1898 through 1997, the bulk of the records were created between 1940 and 1995.

Records produced during routine administrative activities include the Psi Gamma Sorority meeting minutes (1955-1994), president's notes (1974-1983), the alumnae secretary reports (1968-1977), the annual reports (1992-1993), and the budget files (1972-1976, 1993-1994), all located in the Subject Files Series. Records that establish guidelines for the governing of the sorority include the constitutions (1965-199?), the executive board handbook (1988-1989), and the Panhellenic Association rules and regulations (1988-1994), all located in the Subject Files Series.

Records relating to sorority sponsored social events can be found in the rush ceremony files (1955-1993), and the anniversary celebration files (1968-1988), all located in the Subject Files Series. Numerous photographs, newspaper articles, and other ephemera commemorating sorority activities are located in the Psi Gamma Scrapbook Collection Series (1898-1995). The Psi Gamma Sorority Ephemera Series (1943-1993) consists of items used in sorority activities such as pledge paddles, banners, clothing, sorority family trees, and tableware. Finally, the names, comments, and addresses of sorority members who attended events such as open houses, conflict parties, and anniversaries are located in the Psi Gamma Sorority Guest Books Series (1948-1991).

Information about sorority membership is located in the membership lists (1933-1994) and the pledge lists (1963-1994), both in the Subject Files Series, the Composite Photographs Series (1951-1952, 1968-1995), and the Psi Gamma Sorority Guest Books Series (1948-1991). Images of sorority members are found in the Annual Scrapbooks (1952-1991), the Anniversary Scrapbooks (1898-1995) and the Sorority Member Scrapbooks (1930-1972), all sub-series of the Scrapbook Series. A tape recorded interview with Grace Maguire Swanner (1993) is located in the Subject Files Series.

Evidence of Psi Gamma Sorority's financial activities is located in the Psi Gamma Sorority Financial Records Series (1927-1991). Psi Gamma budget information is located in the budget files (1972-1976, 1993-1994), meeting minutes files (1955-1994) and the president's notes (1974-1983). Finally, fund-raising activities (1971-1982) are documented in the Subject Files Series.

Of particular note in this sub-group are the Greek workshops files (1963) that contain records documenting the controversy surrounding the Greek organization's move from an independently owned house to the dorm rooms on the main campus.

Psi Gamma Alumnae Association Records (1922-1997).

This sub group contains correspondence, minutes, newsletters, constitutions, membership lists, officer lists, surveys and questionnaires, certificates of incorporation, tax forms, bank statements, of the Psi Gamma Alumnae Association and copies of records created by the Pis Gamma Beta Chapter in Stony Brook, NY. Although the records date from 1922 though 1997, the bulk of the records were created between 1981 and 1995.

Records documenting routine administrative activities are located in the executive board meeting minutes (1922-1956) and the annual meeting minutes (1981-1995), both located in the Subject Files Series. The alumnae newsletters files (1952-1997) of the Subject Files Series also provide brief updates of the association's administrative activities. Documents establishing guidelines for the governance of the association include the constitution file (1924-1993) of the Subject Files Series and the exempt organization certificate (1994) of the Financial Records Series. Other records documenting the financial administration of the association are located in the monthly bank statements (1987-1990), and savings certificate passbook (1988-1995) in the Financial Records Series.

Information about the addresses, numbers, and activities of alumnae members is located in the alumnae newsletters files (1952-1997), membership lists (1922-1983), in the video recording of the 1994 annual meeting, all located in the Subject Files Series, and in the History Survey Series Questionnaires (1993-1994). The History Survey Series also provides detailed information about the education, honors, activities, interests, and recollections of former sorority members in the questionnaire responses files (1993-1994). The names of the first alumnae members from the Beta Chapter are located in the alumnae lists (1992-1995) of the Beta Chapter Files. Further information about alumnae can be found in the Anniversary Scrapbooks Sub-Series (1898-1995) and in the anniversary files (1963-1988) of the Psi Gamma Sorority Records Subject Files Series.

Records documenting the creation, administration, and activities sponsored by the Psi Gamma Sorority Beta Chapter are located in the executive board minutes (1991-1992), general meeting minutes (1992-1994), the president's report (1993-1994), and in the correspondence files (1991-1994) of the Psi Gamma Alumnae Association Beta Chapter Files. Further information about the Beta Chapter's creation and activities is located in the alumnae newsletters (1991-1997) in the Alumnae Association's Subject Files. Several Beta Chapter Alumnae also appear in the video cassette of the 1994 annual meeting.

The collection is organized as follows:

Psi Gamma Sorority Records, 1989-1995
Series 1: Psi Gamma Sorority Subject Files, 1898-1995
Series 2: Psi Gamma Sorority Scrapbook Collection, 1898-1995
Subseries 2.1: Annual Scrapbooks, 1952-1995 (with gaps)
Subseries 2.2: Anniversary Scrapbooks, 1898-1995 (with gaps)
Subseries 2.3: Sorority Member Scrapbooks, 1924-1928, 1930-1936, 1945, 1955, 1963-1972
Subseries 2.4: Foster Child Scrapbook, 1963-1972
Series 3: Psi Gamma Sorority Ephemera, 1943-1993
Series 4: Psi Gamma Sorority Composite Photographs, 1951-2002 (with gaps)
Series 5: Psi Gamma Sorority Guest Books, 1948-1998 (with gaps)
Series 6: Psi Gamma Sorority Financial Records, 1927-1991 (with gaps)
Psi Gamma Alumnae Association Records, 1922-1997
Series 1: Psi Gamma Alumnae Association Subject Files, 1922-1997 (with gaps)
Series 2: Psi Gamma Alumnae Association History Surveys, 1993-1995
Series 3: Psi Gamma Alumnae Association Beta Chapter Files, 1991-1995
Series 4: Psi Gamma Alumnae Association Financial Records, 1987-1995

Related Material

Photographs related to Psi Gamma Sorority from the University Archives Photograph Collection are available for viewing online from the University at Albany Libraries' Digital Collections database.

The bulk of these records (1898-1997) were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Psi Gamma Alumnae Association Inc., in 1997. The records and ephemera had been housed by Mary Anne Lanni of the Alumnae Association since 1987.

Processed by: Jared Parker (October 20, 1997), revised (June 14, 2000) in 1997.

Collection record created by: Conversion and encoding by ArchProteus,

Published: 2016

EAD file created, 2014

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Psi Gamma Sorority and Alumnae Association, Inc. Records, 1898-1997. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)
This series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, invitations, newspaper articles, constitutions and by-laws, brochures, directories, poems, workshops, evaluations, skit and music lyrics, questionnaires, newsletters, inventories, bills, receipts, contracts, and rush handbooks.The regular meeting minutes (1955-1994, missing 1972-1973, 1976-1981, and 1987-1988) are produced during regularly held meetings where general administrative topics, social events, fund-raisers are discussed. The president's notes files (1974-1983, missing 1979-1980) contain the personal agendas and notes of the sorority's president produced during these meetings. The rush files (1955-1993, missing academic years 1976-1977, 1978-1979, 1980-1982, 1983-1988, and 1989-1992), and anniversary celebrations files (1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, and 1988) contain announcements, attendance lists, and other ephemera produced during these regular events.Information collected during meetings and social events such as the membership lists folders (1933-1994, missing 1935-1941, 1944-1948, 1951-1958, 1960-1961, 1967-1973, 1977-1980, and 1987-1988), the sorority member directories (1898-1995), and the pledge Lists (1963, 1984-1994) all contain the names, addresses, and phone numbers of sorority members and pledges. The sorority's interactions with other Greek organizations is located in the panhellenic association rules and regulations (1988-1994), and the Greek workshops files (1963). Finally, the correspondence with alumnae files (1968-1990), the newsletters to the Alumnae Association from actives (1974-1977, 1981), the alumnae secretary report (1968-1971, 1977), and the tape recorded interview with Grace Maguire Swanner (1993) all contain records documenting the sorority's relationships with the Alumnae Association.See also newsletters to alumnae association by actives.Anniversary files include banquet announcements, sorority histories, and ephemera from banquets.Budget information also located in annual reports file.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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11 Albany Student Press 1966 March 29

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12 Albany Student Press 1977 October 21

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13 Albany Student Press 1979 March 17

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14Alpha Advising Committee1992-1993

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15Alumnae Secretary Report (Active)1968-1969

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16Alumnae Secretary Report (Active)1970-1971

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17Alumnae Secretary Report (Active)1977

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18Alumni Association: Present and Proposed Constitution1962

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19Anniversary: 70th1968

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110Anniversary: 75th1973

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111Anniversary: 80th1978

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112Anniversary: 85th1983

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113Anniversary: 90th1988

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114Anniversary: 100th1998

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115Annual Reports 1992-1993

Include budgets, minutes, event calendars and announcements.

nam_ua801.003-1.1_16

116Applications for Appointed Offices1990-1991

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117Applications for Membership1984-1988

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118Applications for Edna Shafer MacAffer Award1983, 1993

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119Appointed Positions List1983-1984

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120Attendance Register1975-1977

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121Bid Forms (Blank)Undated

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122Birthday Lists1988-1990

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123Budgets1972-1976

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124Budgets1993-1994

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125Brochures1981, 1991

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126 Carillon 1982 February

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127 Carillon 1987 Fall

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128 Carillon 1987-1988 Winter

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129 Collegian 1960-1961

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130Committee Lists1989-1990

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131Community Service1972-1986

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132Conflict Party Bid Forms (Blank)1972

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133Constitutions1965-199?

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134Correspondence with Alumnae1968-1990

nam_ua801.003-1.1_35

135Dean's List1966

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136Directories 1898-1995

(Includes home addresses of sorority sisters).

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137"Desiderada" by Max EhrmanUndated

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138Executive Board Handbooks1988-1989

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139Faculty Advisors: Oath of Honorary Membership1969

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140Faculty Members List1968-1969

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141Family Tree: From Sue Judge to Peggy Carol1965

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142Family Tree: From Jane S. Benjamin '39 - Debbie White '90 (chart and 15 printed pages)Undated

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143Family Tree: From Molly Knight '57 to Margy Mays '67, donated by Linda Kroell '66Undated

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144Family TreeUndated

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145Formals1965-1969

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146Fraternity Lists1985

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147Fund-raising1971-1982

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148Greek Constitutions1970

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149Greek Evaluations1965-1966

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150Greek Week Participants1990

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151-52Greek Workshops 1963

2 folders

2 folders

Includes Dean Hartley's discussions with Greek representatives, new university policies concerning the regulation of fraternities and sororities, studies comparing cumulative grade point averages of Greek and non-Greek students, workshop invitations and schedules.

See also student senate minutes.

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153Group Housing1970-1982

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154Holiday Sing1967

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155Inter-Fraternity Council/Panhel Relations1985

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156Lounge Inventory1981

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157Membership Certification of Beverly CaccavaleUndated

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158Membership Lists1933-1934

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159Membership Lists1942-1943

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160Membership Lists1949-1950

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161Membership Lists1959

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162Membership Lists1962-1966

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163Membership Lists1974-1976

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164Membership Lists1981-1986

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165Membership Lists 1989-1994

See also mothers/daughters lists.

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166Merit/Demerit BookUndated

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167Merit/Demerit Tally1984

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168Minutes: Executive Board 1951-1952

Executive board and regular meeting minutes include agendas, schedules of events, financial records, and membership lists.

See also president's notes, annual reports, and executive board handbooks.

nam_ua801.003-1.1_68

169Minutes: Regular Meeting1956-1957

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170Minutes: Regular Meeting1957-1958

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171Minutes: Regular Meeting1958-1959

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172Minutes: Regular Meeting1959-1960

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173Minutes: Regular Meeting1960-1961

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174Minutes: Regular Meeting1961-1962

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175Minutes: Regular Meeting1962-1963

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176Minutes: Regular Meeting1963-1964

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177Minutes: Regular Meeting1964-1965

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178Minutes: Regular Meeting1965-1966

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179Minutes: Regular Meeting1966-1967

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21Minutes: Regular Meeting1967-1968

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22Minutes: Regular Meeting1969-1970

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23Minutes: Regular Meeting1970-1971

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24Minutes: Regular Meeting1971-1972

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25Minutes: Regular Meeting1973-1974

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26Minutes: Regular Meeting1974-1975

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27Minutes: Regular Meeting1975-1976

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28Minutes: Regular Meeting1981-1982

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29Minutes: Regular Meeting1982-1983

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210Minutes: Regular Meeting1983-1984

nam_ua801.003-1.1_89

211Minutes: Regular Meeting1984-1985

nam_ua801.003-1.1_90

212Minutes: Regular Meeting1985-1986

nam_ua801.003-1.1_91

213Minutes: Regular Meeting1986-1987

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214Minutes: Regular Meeting1988-1989

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215Minutes: Regular Meeting1989-1990

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216Minutes: Regular Meeting1990-1991

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217Minutes: Regular Meeting1992-1993

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218Minutes: Regular Meeting1993-1994

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219Minutes: Regular Meeting1994-1995

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220Mothers/Daughters Lists 1981-1991

See also membership lists.

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221Newsletters to Alumnae Association from Actives 1974-1977, 1981

See also alumnae secretary reports.

nam_ua801.003-1.1_100

222Newspaper Clippings1992-1994

nam_ua801.003-1.1_101

223Oath of Cumulative Average1986

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224Oaths of Office1908-1990

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225Officers Lists1983-1991

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226Open House Cards (Blank)Undated

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227Panhellenic Association Rules and Regulations1988-1994

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228Party PostersUndated

nam_ua801.003-1.1_107

229Phone Lists1988-1991

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230Pledge Invitations1989

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231Pledge Bookca. 1960

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232Pledge Lists 1963, 1984-1991

See also rush files.

nam_ua801.003-1.1_111

233President's Lists1898-1948

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234President's Notes (Psi Gam)1974-1975

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235President's Notes (Psi Gam)1975-1976

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236President's Notes (Psi Gam)1976-1977

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237President's Notes (Psi Gam)1977-1978

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238President's Notes (Psi Gam)1981-1982

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239President's Notes (Psi Gam) 1982-1983

See also executive board minutes, regular meeting minutes, and executive board handbook.

nam_ua801.003-1.1_118

240Programs, Parents Banquet05/18/1969

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241"Psi Gamma Screw" programca. 1968-1969

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242Rush1955-1962

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243Rush1963-1964

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244Rush1964-1965

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245Rush1965-1966

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246Rush1966-1967

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247Rush1967-1968

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248Rush1968-1969

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249Rush1969-1970

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250Rush 1971-1972

(includes Mary Patrick '71, pacifier).

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251Rush1972-1973

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252Rush1973-1974

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253Rush1974-1975

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254Rush1975-1976

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255Rush1977-1978

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256Rush1979-1980

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257Rush1982-1983

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258Rush1988-1989

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259Rush 1993

Rush folders include songs, handbooks, schedules, questionnaires, and pledge books.

See also pledge lists.

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260Self Evaluations1965-1970, 1982

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261Songs1969-1993

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262Spring Weekend1976, 1982

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263Standing Committees1989-1990

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264State University of New York at Albany: Rules and Regulations1974-1990

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265Student Senate Minutes 1962-1963

See also Greek workshops.

nam_ua801.003-1.1_144

266Summer Planning Conference1992

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267Supplies1971-1990

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268Swanner, Grace Maguire '23, interview recorded on audio cassette1993

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269Telethon1981-1982

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270Women's Handbook1962
Quantity: 4.8 cubic ft. (about 4.8 boxes)
Arranged chronologically within each sub-series.
Quantity: 2.4 cubic ft. (about 2.4 boxes)
This sub-series consists of scrapbooks compiled by the sorority over the course of 14 academic years. Academic years included in this sub-series are 1952-1953, 1956-1957, 1957-1958, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1966-1967, 1968-1969, 1969-1970, 1970-1971, 1971-1972, 1974-1975, 1977-1978, and 1991-1992. Included in these scrapbooks are photographs of sorority life, newspaper articles, invitations to special events, correspondence, greeting cards, and announcements.
Arranged chronologically.
BoxFolderContentsDate

nam_ua801.003-1.2.1_1

1Psi Gamma Scrapbook1952-1953

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1Psi Gamma Scrapbook1956-1957

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2Psi Gamma Scrapbook1957-1958

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2Psi Gamma Scrapbook1961-1962

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2Psi Gamma Scrapbook1962-1963

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3Psi Gamma Scrapbook1963-1964

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3Psi Gamma Scrapbook1966-1967

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4Psi Gamma Scrapbook1968-1969

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4Psi Gamma Scrapbook1969-1970

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4Psi Gamma Scrapbook1970-1971

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5Psi Gamma Scrapbook1971-1972

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5Psi Gamma Scrapbook1974-1975

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5Psi Gamma Scrapbook1977-1978

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6Psi Gamma Scrapbook1991-1992
Quantity:  1 cubic foot
This sub-series consists of scrapbooks compiled for Psi Gamma reunions. These scrapbooks commemorate the 1956, the 1988, and the 1995 reunions. Included in these scrapbooks are photographs taken at anniversaries, pictures of sorority life over the past hundred years, and facsimiles of composite photos taken from the State College yearbooks.
Arranged chronologically.
BoxFolderContentsDate

nam_ua801.003-1.2.2_1

1Psi Gamma Retrospective Scrapbook (vol. 1)1898-1956

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1Psi Gamma Retrospective Scrapbook 1910s-1920s, 1938-1941, 1958-1979

Contains primarily photocopies of yearbook pictures, 1958-79.

Also contains photos of Central Avenue House in the 1910s, 113 Lake Avenue House from the 192[0s?], candid photos of college life, 1938-41, and composite and group photographs, 1969, 1972, 1976.

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1Psi Gamma Ninetieth Anniversary Celebration Scrapbook1988

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1Psi Gamma Retrospective Scrapbook1898-1995
Quantity:  1 cubic foot
This sub-series consists of scrapbooks compiled by individual members of Psi Gamma Sorority. Items in this sub-series include photographs, newspaper articles, correspondence, invitations to social events, pins and other jewelry, and sorority familytree Scrapbooks were donated to the sorority by Helen Klady McCuen ('28), Bertha Buhl Covell ('33), Margaret Schlott Koeler ('45), and Kerry Ann White ('55). Included is one file of loose photos and negatives.
Arranged chronologically.
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nam_ua801.003-1.2.3_1

1Helen Klady McCuen '28 Scrapbook1924-1928

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1Bertha Buhl Covell '33 Scrapbook1930-1936

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1Margaret Schlott Koeler Scrapbook, class of 1945Undated

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1Kerry Ann White Pledge Scrapbook1955

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1"Loose Photographs & negatives, some identifications" Undated

1 file folder

1 file folder

Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)
This sub-series contains correspondence, information sheets, reports, and photographs. From 1963 through 1966, Psi Gamma sorority sponsored a Greek child named Gregory Stratakis through Foster Parents' Plan, Inc.. In 1966, they began sponsoring another Greek child named Pavlos Mamalakis, whom they continued to sponsor through 1972. This scrapbook documents the correspondence between the sorority, their foster children, and Foster Parents' Plan, Inc.
Arranged chronologically.
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1Foster Child Scrapbook 1963-1972

2 folders

2 folders

Quantity: 3 cubic ft. (about 3 boxes)
Box 1 Stored in large light blue steamer trunk with rounded top, marked Psi Gamma in red letters.
This series consists of pins, ash trays, banners, beanies, stuffed animals, embroidery, sorority family trees, glass bowls, jackets, jugs, keys, mugs, pledge paddles, patches, rattles, leather shields, sweatshirts, and tee shirts. Many of these items are stored in a steamer style trunk that is painted blue with Psi Gamma written in red letters. Items of note include two silver platters, one silver tea server, one silver coffee server, one silver sugar container, one silver goblet engraved with the Psi Gamma Greek letters (broken), and one silver vase.
No arrangement.
"Sister Pin with chain guard, donated by Marian Walker '40"."Lavaliere, donated by Sharon Kirsch '84"."Blazer Patch"."Wooden Pin, donated by Clarice Millspaugh"."Gold Pledge Pin"."Ring and Necklace"."Gold Shield"."Forget-Me-Not Pledge Pin attached to Charm, donated by Mildred Tymeson Young '45"."Locket with Mother of Pearl and Forget-Me-Not Center, donated by Janet Letteron '45".
(see also display of jewelry and jacket patch above).
(Out to Psi Gamma).
2 trays, 1 vase, 1 sugar container, 1 goblet engraved "Psi Gamma" and "Sandie" (broken).
Quantity: 10" × 18"  
Quantity: 11" × 16"  
With names Jo Anne Bhler '47, Pat Kenny "??, Laurie Governali '74, Donna Hughes '75, Patty Helback '77, Nancy Kalln '77, and Joyce Belza '77.
Donated by Clarice Millspaughey Company, ca. 1929.
Quantity: 11" × 16"  
Quantity: 16" × 20"  
Quantity: 13" × 17.5"  
Quantity: 34" × 59"  
Quantity: 38" × 52"  
Stored with boxes
Display of pins and rings.
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)
This series consists of formal composite photographs that portray each member of the sorority during the following academic years: 1951-1952, 1968-1969, 1971-1972, 1989-1990, 1990-1991, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994 (Stony Brook), 1994-1995, and 2001-2002.
Arranged chronologically.
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1Composite Photograph1951-1952

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1Composite Photograph 1963

Gift of Linda Kroell '66.

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1Composite Photograph 1964

Gift of Linda Kroell '66.

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1Composite Photograph 1965

Gift of Linda Kroell '66.

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1Composite Photograph 1966

Gift of Linda Kroell '66.

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1Composite Photograph1968-1969

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1Composite Photograph1971-1972

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1Composite Photograph1989-1990

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1Composite Photograph1990-1991

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1Composite Photograph1991-1992

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1Composite Photograph 1992-1993

(Out to Psi Gamma).

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1Composite Photograph1993-1994

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1Composite Photograph, Stony Brook1993-1994

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1Composite Photograph1994-1995

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1Composite Photograph, Gift of Kristen DeLotto2001-2002
Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)
This series is composed of five guest books for the years 1948-1955, 1969-1972, 1972-1973, 1991, and 1998. The guest books record the signatures, addresses, phone numbers, and remarks of persons attending alumnae luncheons, open houses, punch parties, conflict parties, coker receptions, and crush parties. Of particular note is the "Golden Anniversary" guest book celebrating Psi Gamma's 50th anniversary.Guest books record attendance at social functions such as Golden Anniversaries.
Arranged chronologically.
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1Open Houses, Punch Parties, Conflict Parties, Coker Receptions, etc.Undated

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1Guest Book1948-1955

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1Guest Book1969-1972

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1Guest Book1972-1973

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1Guest Book1991

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1Guest Book1998
Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft. (about 0.66 boxes)
This series consists of bank reconciliation statements, cash books, checking account registers, dues registers, and ledgers. The cash books (1950-1959) and registers (1927-1938, 1958-1962, 1974-1977, 1979-1980, and 1987-1991) record Psi Gamma income and expenditures. Checking account registers (1958-1964) and bank reconciliation statements (1959-1960) document Psi Gamma bank account activity, and dues registers (1979-1980) record which sisters have and have not paid their dues.
Arranged alphabetically.
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1Bank Reconciliation Statements1959-1960

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1Cash Book1950-1954

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1Cash Book1955-1959

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1Checking Account Registers1958 March 29-1959 April 16

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1Checking Account Registers1959 April 27-1960 February 29

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1Checking Account Registers1960 April 5-1961 February 20

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1Checking Account Registers1961 February 21-1962 March 6

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1Checking Account Registers1962 March 6-1963 May 6

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2Checking Account Registers1963 May 7-1964 April 28

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2Dues Register1979-1980

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2Ledger1927-1938

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2Ledger1958-1962

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2Ledger1974-1975

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2Ledger1975-1976

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2Ledger1976-1977

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2Ledger1979-1980

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2Ledger1987-1991
Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft. (about 0.66 boxes)
This series consists of correspondence, minutes, newsletters, constitutions, membership lists, and video cassettes. The annual and executive board meeting minutes, (1922-1956), annual meeting minutes (1956-1995, missing 1971-1973, 1975-1981, and 1985-1986), and the board of directors minutes (1971, 1981-1995, missing 1982, 1984, and 1986) record the quarterly meetings of the executive board and the annual meetings of the association. The alumnae newsletters (1952-1997) are quarterly publications that inform alumnae members of upcoming and past alumnae events. The newsletters also list the activities of alumnae members, Psi Gamma Sorority events, meeting minutes, budget reports, and other issues that might be of interest to alumnae members. The constitution (1924-1993), which was recently amended in 1993, documents the association's mission statement and rules for organization. Finally, the association regularly provides detailed information about members' addresses and phone numbers in the membership lists (1922-1983) and officer lists (1988-1995).Of particular note in this series is the Edna Shaffer MacAffer award file (1924-1992) that contains MacAffer's biographical information as well as information about the annual award named in her honor. Also of note is the video recording of the 1994 annual meeting, where Grace Maguire Swanner was honored an a distinguished alumni and each alumnae member briefly introduced herself in front of everyone attending the reunion.Alumnae Newsletters include upcoming and recent sorority and alumnae activities, activities of alumnae members, meeting minutes, and president's letters.See also annual and executive meeting minutes.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
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11Alumnae Newsletters1952-1980

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12Alumnae Newsletters1981-1995

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13Annual Meeting/Luncheon Correspondence and reservations1987

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14Annual Meeting/Luncheon Correspondence and reservations1988

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15Annual Meeting/Luncheon Correspondence and reservations1989-1991

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16Annual Meeting/Luncheon Correspondence and reservations1992-1995

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17Annual Meeting Video Cassette 1994

Includes award for Grace Maguire Swanner and introductions from all attending members.

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18Constitution1924-1993

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19Edna Shaffer MacAffer Award 1924-1992

Includes biographical information about MacAffer, description of award, and award letters.

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110Membership Lists1898-1983

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111Minutes: Annual and Executive Board Meeting 1922-1956

Annual and executive meeting minutes include discussions on housing, anniversary meetings, and purchases for active sorority.

See also alumnae newsletters.

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21Minutes: Annual Meeting1956-1970

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22Minutes: Annual Meeting1974

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23Minutes: Annual Meeting1982

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24Minutes: Annual Meeting1983

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25Minutes: Annual Meeting1984

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26Minutes: Annual Meeting1987

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27Minutes: Annual Meeting1988

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28Minutes: Annual Meeting1989

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29Minutes: Annual Meeting1990

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210Minutes: Annual Meeting1991

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211Minutes: Annual Meeting1992

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212Minutes: Annual Meeting1993

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213Minutes: Annual Meeting1994

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214Minutes: Annual Meeting1995

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215Minutes: Board of Directors1971

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216Minutes: Board of Directors1981

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217Minutes: Board of Directors1983

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218Minutes: Board of Directors1985

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219Minutes: Board of Directors1987

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220Minutes: Board of Directors1988

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221Minutes: Board of Directors1989

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222Minutes: Board of Directors1990

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223Minutes: Board of Directors1991

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224Minutes: Board of Directors1992

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225Minutes: Board of Directors1993

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226Minutes: Board of Directors1994

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227Minutes: Board of Directors1995

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228Officers and Board Members1988-1995
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (about 0.4 boxes)
This series consists of database print-outs and questionnaire forms relating to a survey conducted by the Alumnae Association to commemorate the University at Albany's sesquicentennial anniversary and the sorority's 95th anniversary. The database print-outs list the responses made by Psi Gamma Alumnae categorized by the questions taken from the questionnaires. The categories for the print-outs are: Advanced Degrees, Favorite Professor, Information on College Life, Information on Sorority Life, Memories of Sorority/College Life, Myskania and Purple and Gold Members, Personal History, Reason for Joining Psi Gamma, and Scholastic Honors. The questionnaires contain the responses used in the database print-outs as well as the phone numbers and addresses of the respondents.Questionnaires are alphabetized by alumnae member's maiden name.
Arranged alphabetically by questionnaire titles and by the maiden names of the survey's respondents.
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11Questionnaire Responses: Advanced Degrees1993-1995

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12Questionnaire Responses: Favorite Professor1993-1995

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13Questionnaire Responses: Information on College Life1993-1995

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14Questionnaire Responses: Information on Sorority Life1993-1995

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15Questionnaire Responses: Memories of Sorority/College Life1993-1995

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16Questionnaire Responses: Myskania and Purple and Gold Members1993-1995

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17Questionnaire Responses: Personal History1993-1995

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18Questionnaire Responses: Reason for Joining Psi Gamma1993-1995

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19Questionnaire Responses: Scholastic Honors1993-1995

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110Questionnaires: A-D1993-1994

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111Questionnaires: E-H1993-1994

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112Questionnaires: I-L1993-1994

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113Questionnaires: M-P1993-1994

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114Questionnaires: Q-Z1993-1994
Quantity: 0.16 cubic ft. (about 0.16 boxes)
This series consists of copies of Executive Board Minutes (1991-1992), general meeting minutes (1992-1994), correspondence (1991-1994), membership lists (1992-1995), officer lists (1992-1995), and alumnae lists (1993-1994). Important events documented in this series include the foundation of the sorority (1991), its recognition by Psi Gamma's Alpha Chapter in Albany (1991), the Beta Chapter's recognition by the Alumnae Association (1993), and its official incorporation (1994).
Arranged alphabetically.
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11Alumnae Lists1993-1994

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12Alumni Newsletter1994 October

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13Budgets1991, 1994

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14Certificate of Incorporation1994

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15Constitution and By-Laws1991

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16Correspondence1991-1994

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17Membership Lists1992-1993

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18Membership Lists1993-1994

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19Membership Lists1994-1995

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110Minutes: Executive Board1991-1992

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111Minutes: General Meeting1992

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112Minutes: General Meeting1994

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113Officer Lists1992-1995

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114Pledge ListUndated

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115President's Report1993-1994

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116Psi Gamma Sorority Traditions and Administration FormsUndated

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117Rush Recruitment Plan1993
Quantity: 0.25 cubic ft. (about 0.25 boxes)
This series is composed of claim vouchers (1995), an Exempt Organization Certificate (1994), interest income tax forms (1988, 1992-1994), monthly bank statements (1987-1990), and a savings certificate passbook (1988-1995). Of particular importance is the state filing receipt of Amendments to Alumnae Association Certificate of Incorporation (1994) which allowed the association to act as the official sponsor of the Beta Chapter in Stony Brook.
Arranged alphabetically.
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11Claim Vouchers1995

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12Exempt Organization Certification1994

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13Interest Income Tax Forms1988, 1992-1994

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14Monthly Bank Statements1987 August-1990 March

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15Savings Certificate Passbook1988-1995

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16State Filing Receipt of Amendments to Alumnae Association Certificate of Incorporation1994