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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 10-003


Xi-Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi fonds. -- 1987-1998. -- 5 photograph albums (ca. 700 photographs).

Biography / History

Founded in 1931, Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's organization that focuses on stimulating personal growth and development of its members through cultural and social programs and through service to others. Members volunteer for such activities as blood donor clinics, daffodil day, and meals on wheels. The organization supports various charities. Beta Sigma Phi was established in Peterborough in 1944. The Xi-Iota Chapter folded in 1998 or 1999.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of five photograph albums related to the activities of the Peterborough area Xi-Iota Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi. The albums are dated 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1995-1996, 1997, and 1997-1998.


Custodial History:
Fonds was in the custody of Marjorie Clements, past president of the area council of the Beta Sigma Phi, before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2010.

The photograph albums are acidic. One album has suffered minor rodent damage but the photographs have not been compromised by this.

Immediate Source:
Fonds acquired from Marjorie Clements in 2010.

Restrictions: N

Permission to copy photographs must be obtained from the Beta Sigma Phi Peterborough area president, Barb Mellor.