Guide to the records of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AC.0601

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Phi Sigma Kappa. Omicron Chapter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Title
Phi Sigma Kappa, Omicron Chapter records
ID
AC.0601
Date [inclusive]
1902-2011
Extent
0.3 cubic feet (1 manuscript box)
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection was compiled by the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the MIT 150th Anniversary Archives Project. It is composed of materials relating to the history of the Omicron Chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and includes minutes, newsletters, the chapter's constitution and bylaws, a history of the chapter written in 1932, musical score of the chapter song, and an example Rush Book. Also included is a program and menu from the 1902 Omicron Chapter induction ceremony.

Citation

Phi Sigma Kappa - Omicron Chapter records, AC 601. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Historical note

Phi Sigma Kappa was founded nationally in 1873, and the Omicron Chapter at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1902. The Alumni Association of Omicron was founded in 1919 to secure permanent housing for the chapter which up until then had been renting a series of houses in Boston. On May 16, 1925, the alumni bought the townhouse at 487 Commonwealth Avenue which has been the chapter's home ever since. In 1982 the adjoining townhouse at 485 Commonwealth Avenue was added to the chapter.

Omicron Chapter alumni include Paul Gray, class of 1954 (president emeritus of MIT), and John Sununu, class of 1961 (former governor of New Hampshire).

(From http://phisig.mit.edu/alumni/about)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections (Copyright 2011)

MIT Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
617.253.5690
mithistory@mit.edu

Access note

This collection is open for research, but there may be restrictions on access to MIT records. Access to MIT records is governed by Institute record policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives is not authorization to publish. Separate application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the creating office.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Phi Sigma Kappa. Omicron Chapter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Subject(s)

  • Student Life.

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Collection Inventory

Box

Constitution and bylaws undated 

1

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Program and menu for Omicron Chapter induction ceremony 1902 May 24 

1

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"Songs of Phi Sigma Kappa" -  "Omicron Chapter Song" (photocopy) 1940 

1

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"Thirty Years of Omicron Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa, 1902-1932" (photocopy) 1932 

1

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Centennial Meeting minutes 2002 November 2 

1

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Rush Book 1999 

1

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"3RDegree" newsletters 2002 September, 2003 August, 2010 summer, 2010-2011 winter 

1

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