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Student Organizations. Epsilon Sigma Phi, Chi Chapter (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0009-017

Scope and Contents

Contains records of the Chi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi at the University of Maine. The record group includes constitution and bylaws, handbooks, membership information, secretary's notebooks, 1974-1977, and files of officers in the 1970s and 1980s. Also includes Book of Annals, an unpublished history of the Chi Chapter, with biographical information and photographs of charter members, especially Arthur L. Deering, as well as of elected members from 1930 through the 1950s.

Dates

  • 1928-1999

Creator

Access Restrictions

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

Epsilon Sigma Phi is a national extension fraternity that seeks to foster standards of excellence in the extension system and to develop the extension profession. Chi Chapter, founded in Orono, Maine, on February 2, 1928, was the Maine chapter of the national organization. The founding seven members of the Chi Chapter were Leon S. Merrill, Arthur L. Deering, Clarence Day, Maurice D. Jones, Albert K. Gardner, Charles E. Crossland, and Norman L. Donahue.

As of 2000, Maine no longer had a local chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Contains records of the Chi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi at the University of Maine. The record group includes biographical information and photographs of charter members, especially Arthur L. Deering, as well as of elected members from 1930 through the 1950s.

Arrangement

The material is physically arranged by subject. Some file names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Dates were also also added where missing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of University of Maine Cooperative Extension in 2008.

Accruals

Accruals from Epsilon Sigma Phi, Chi Chapter are not anticipated because the Chapter no longer operates.

Related Materials

The record group Cooperative Extension Service Records, UA RG 0006.008 includes material regarding the work of Chi Chapter members of Epsilon Sigma Phi at the University of Maine. There is also a record group for founding Epsilon Sigma Phi member Professor Deering (Arthur Lowell), UA RG 0011.020.

General

Formerly SpC MS 1463.

Processing Information

The records were originally processed in 2012, but were reviewed again in May 2019 by Matthew Revitt, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department who created a revised finding aid that included corrected dates and additional notes.
Title
University Of Maine. Epsilon Sigma Phi, Chi Chapter Records
Status
Completed
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.
Edition statement
Revised in 2019

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686