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Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Alpha Iota Chapter records

Guide to the Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Alpha Iota Chapter records

Collection number: HMC-1340.
Creator: Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Alpha Iota Chapter.
Title: Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Alpha Iota Chapter records.
Dates: 1960-2019.
Volume of collection: 5.0 cubic feet and 162 mb.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of an Anchorage philanthropic sorority.

Organizational history:
The Alpha Iota Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) was founded in November 1960 by June McEntire. It was a philanthropic sorority raising funds for national projects like St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Ester Seals. Local projects included fundraising for Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Booth Memorial Home, the Jesse Lee home, Anchorage hospitals, and military families. Efforts included fundraising events and volunteerism. The chapter ceased operations in the summer of 2019.

Collection description:
The records include board meeting minutes and agendas, yearbooks, history documents, records from the City Council of Anchorage ESA chapters, event records, photographs, programs, state convention records, member service records, member awards, banners and memorabilia.

Arrangement: The collection is in the order in which it arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Digital materials: The digital contents of this collection are not available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to the materials created by the Alpha Iota Chapter.

Preferred citation: Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Alpha Iota records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: A published ESA history was placed in the Library’s Rare Books collection.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives in 2019 by Shari Fuhrer on behalf of the organization.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2019.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1 Minutes and parliamentarian’s records 1969-2010
1 Parliamentarian’s records 1984-2002
2 Scrapbooks 1961-1975
3 City Council records 1983-2010
3 Woman of the year records 1982-2010
3 Educational program records 2001-2002
3 Degrees and year end service award records 2006-2012
4-5 Historian’s records, photographs, yearbooks, board records, event records, convention records, member service records, and memorabilia 1960-2019




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