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Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society records

Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society records
Creator: Gamma Sigma Delta
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1987
Language: English
Extent: 5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Collection Number: UA97-301
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Gamma Sigma Delta began in 1905 when a professional agricultural fraternity was formed at Ohio State University with the intention of being an honorary society. However, it soon acquired a chapter house and began to assume a role more associated with a social organization. Over the next decade other chapters of this organization were established at various universities who retained the role of a honorary society. In 1916, the Honorary Society of Agriculture was formed at the University of Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter a move was formed to merge the two honorary societies into one. This was accomplished in 1917 and Gamma Sigma Delta became a strictly honorary organization and admitted selected membership from juniors, seniors, graduate students, alumni and faculty. In 1961 the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society was established on the UGA campus and admits members from the disciplines of Agriculture, Forestry, Home Economics and Veterinary Medicine.

For early history of this organization see http://www.gammasigmadelta.org/

Scope and Content

The collection consists of awards, banquet programs, conclave information, certificates, minutes, membership information, and correspondence relating to the Gamma Sigma Delta chapter at the University of Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized by format.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society records, UA97-301, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-9


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture -- Societies, etc. -- Georgia.
Awards.
Certificates.
Correspondence.
Gamma Sigma Delta
Greek letter societies -- Georgia -- Athens.
Membership lists.
Minutes (administrative records)
Souvenir programs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Annual Georgia State Science Fair (Sponsor Prize), 1965-1988
 
12Awards-Distinguished Teaching (See Also Jr. And Sr. Faculty), 1968-1975
 
13-4Awards-International Service, 1963-1983
 
15-6Awards-Junior And Senior Faculty (Also Distinguished Teaching), 1962-1988
 
17Awards-Junior And Senior Scientists, 1963-1975
 
18Awards-Miscellaneous (Including Awards Lists), 1961-1981
 
19-10Awards-Outstanding Sophomore And Senior, 1962-1987
 
111Awards-Outstanding Teacher, 1967-1975
 
112Awards-Service, 1968-1971
 
113Annual Reports, 1975-1981
 
114Announcements, 1961-1987
 
115-18Banquet, 1962-1977
 
119Banquet Photos, undated
 
120-24Biennial Conclave, 1958-1986
 
125Brochures, 1958-1978
 
126Certificate Of Scholarship, 1964-1966
 
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21-4Certificates, Jewelry, Plaques (Orders, Correspondence, Etc.), 1962-1969
 
25Charter/Charter Members, 1961
 
26Clippings, 1963-1966
 
27Clippings (Griffin, GA), 1968
 
28-9Committees, 1961-1986
 
210Constitution, 1954-1980
 
211Constitution-International, 1960-1967
 
212History
 
213-15Correspondence, 1962-1987
 
216-17Initiation (Also See Banquet), 1962-1987
 
218-19Initiation Ceremony, 1962-1977
 
220Inventory, 1964
 
221Invoices (Also See Certificates, Jewelry, Plaques), 1974-1983
 
222Lectures/Guest Speakers, 1965-1987
 
223Meetings, 1961-1986
 
224Membership-Certificates, 1967-1973
 
225Membership-Correspondence, 1963-1977
 
226Membership-Decline, 1968-1969
 
227Membership Dues/Initiation Fees, 1965-1984
 
228-29Membership-Letters Of Acceptance, 1962-1982
 
230-31Membership-Letters Of Invitation, 1962-1982
 
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31-5Membership-Lists, 1962-1987
 
36Membership-Miscellaneous, 1963-1982
 
37Membership-Nominations Alumni And Faculty, 1963-1982
 
38Membership-Nominations-Composite, 1963-1978
 
39-10Membership-Nominations Graduate And Undergraduate, 1965-1988
 
311Membership-Nominations Miscellaneous, 1966-1977
 
312Membership-Faculty Recommendations, 1965-1984
 
313-14Minutes, 1963-1983
 
315Miscellaneous, 1965-1975
 
316Missouri Chapter 75 Years Of History, 1983
 
317New Chapters, 1958-1974
 
318News Notes, 1986-1988
 
319Newsletter-Correspondence, 1971-1973
 
320Officers, 1961-1987
 
321Reports, 1962-1976
 
322Statements, 1963-1964
 
323Stationary, undated
 
324Treasurer's Reports (Also See Reports), 1963-1987
 
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4Gamma Sigma Delta Current Members index cards
 
4[Programs For Annual Initiation And Awards Banquet (Incomplete)], 1963-1987
 
4Newsletters, 1961-1982
 
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5Gamma Sigma Delta Membership, By Chapter [Printout], 1986
 
5Gamma Sigma Delta Charter And Proposed Constitution, 1961
 
5[Index] Card File , 1986