Brand

Beta Omega Sigma Records

1929-1999

MSS 274

2.5 linear inches (1 box)




Creator:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Beta Omega Sigma.

Language:

English

Access:

Restricted to active members and alumni of the Beta Omega Sigma fraternity. Consult Special Collections for details.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Beta Omega Sigma.
Greek letter societies.
Men--Societies and clubs.

Finding aid prepared by:

Eric Castle, 2008. Revised by Eric Castle, 2010.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Acquisition Information
Historical Note
Scope and Content
Box List
Related Collections



ACQUISITION INFORMATION

The Beta Omega Sigma Minutes were collected by Fred Rolf and donated to Special Collections by Robert Maurus in 1989. Maurus may also have donated the newest items in the Events series. Photographs were donated by Hugh Johnson and Michael Piff in 2009.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Beta Omega Sigma social club was founded on December 10, 1929. The organization is known as the “BOS." The fraternity's purpose is to promote fellowship and to foster a friendly spirit deeper and more lasting than that which can be obtained through academics or other school activities.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Beta Omega Sigma records include fraternity meeting minutes, information about fraternity events, photographs, a fraternity newsletter, and an Augustana Observer article about a fraternity member.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The Beta Omega Sigma records are arranged in the following series:

Minutes, 1929-1936
A bound volume including meeting minutes, the fraternity's constitution, and and details about inter-fraternity basketball games.

Events, 1979-1999

Includes information on the fraternity's 50th, 60th, and 70th anniversary receptions and the “Shot Around the World” event in 1998.

Photographs, 1951-1955
Depicting members, homecoming floats, dances, and the Kappa Epsilon Pledge Class (1951-52).

Miscellaneous
A 1952 issue of the Signal newsletter containing information about the fraternity's involvement in athletics, intramurals, pledging, and social events. It also includes an Augustana Observer article on member Bert Brownawell.

CONTAINER LIST


Box 1
      Minutes, 1929-1936
      Events, 1979-1999
      Photographs, 1951-1955
      Miscellaneous

 

 

RELATED COLLECTIONS

MSS 56 Inter-Fraternity Council records


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