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Accession Number: 13-001


Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds. Additions. -- 1996-2005. -- 4 photograph albums. -- ca. 425 photographs.


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. In 2007, a new chapter called Beta Sigma Phi Ontario, Laureate Epsilon Lambda Chapter (Peterborough) was started. This chapter grew in size and in 2014 adopted a new name: Beta Sigma Phi, Delta Lambda Master Chapter (Peterborough).


Fonds consists of four albums of materials related to the Beta Sigma Phi of Peterborough, Ontario. Materials are dated 1996-2005 and include photographs, greeting cards, invitations, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The four albums are covered and decorated in cloth design; three are titled Xi Delta Nu and one is titled Beta Sigma Phi.


Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of Beta Sigma Phi before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2013.

Restrictions: N

Related Accessions: 07-005 and 10-003.

Accruals: This fonds is an addition to 10-008.

Fonds has been maintained as received, with all items intact in albums.


Additional materials received May 2015 (via Janet Peconi):

Two binders of materials dated 2007 to 2014; these include photographs (ca. 920), greeting cards, invitations, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. One binder is decorated in blue cloth design.