Alpha Phi Rho.  Collection of Alpha Phi Rho Sorority, 1915-1995.

GACA Collection 152



Alpha Phi Rho.  Collection of Alpha Phi Rho Sorority, 1915-1995.  GACA Collection 152. 1 Records Center Carton, 2 Hollinger boxes, and 5 flat boxes.


ABSTRACT:
The Alpha Phi Rho Sorority collection contains flyers, programs, invitations, memorabilia, scrapbooks, photographs, financial information, and more from the sorority.  Alpha Phi Rho, also known as “Fleas” existed from 1915-1995, consisting of female students of Gustavus Adolphus College.


HISTORICAL NOTE:

Originally named Alpha Phi, it began in the fall of 1915 for the purpose of giving its members an opportunity to better themselves in the art of public speaking, debating and parliamentary practice.  It became Alpha Phi Rho during autumn 1949.  Later constitutions state its purpose as to provide an opportunity of gathering together for true fellowship and the advancement of social and educational endeavors.  The sorority became inactive in 1995.

*Information taken from collection.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:

Collection is divided into six sections: administrative, financial, events, flyers, and photographs/scrapbooks.  Each section is further organized alphabetically and then chronologically.


RESTRICTIONS:
There are restrictions on a small portion of this collection because of a biohazard, due to blood. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:
Alpha Phi Rho.  Collection of Alpha Phi Rho Sorority, 1915-1995. GACA Collection 152.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:
Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid during September 2009.


RELATED COLLECTIONS IN THE ARCHIVES:

Inter-Greek Senate.  Records, 1980-1988.  GACA Collection 39.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Inter-Sorority Senate.  Records, 1961-1983.  GACA Collection 40.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Various collections of different fraternities and sororities.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Gustavus Adolphus College.  Alpha Phi Rho Sorority.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Student organizations.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Sororities.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Students -- Societies, etc.
Greek letter societies -- Minnesota -- St. Peter.
Women College Students -- Minnesota -- St. Peter -- Societies, etc.
College Students -- Minnesota -- St. Peter -- Social life and customs -- 20th Century.
Women--Societies and clubs.


GACA Collection 152

Box

Folder

Administrative, 1915-1995 and undated

   

Address Stamp, undated

1

Small Box

Alpha Phi Rho Notary Stamp, undated

4

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Constitution/Charter, 1915-91

1

6

Constitution, 1989

1

5

Correspondence, 1973-1991

1

24

Initiation Materials, undated

1

1

Initiation Materials, Alpha Phi Ceremony, 1926-95

1

2

Initiation Materials, Blood Book 1944-95 and Equipment (RESTRICTED)

1

3

Initiation Materials, Fountain Pens, undated

1

Small Box

Inter-Greek Senate Handbooks, undated

1

37

Inter-Sorority Handbooks, 1961-82

1

36

Lists of Actives, 1973-88

1

39

Minutes, April 1958-February 1960

2

1

Minutes, Spring 1960-September 1961

2

2

Minutes, September 1961-Spring 1965

2

3

Minutes, May 1965-Spring 1969

2

4

Minutes, Fall 1968

2

5

Minutes, Fall 1969

2

6

Minutes, Spring 1971-January 1974

2

7

Notes, 1992 and Notary Stamp Imprint

1

40

Pledge and Song, undated

1

4

Pledge Packet, undated

1

38

Songs and Rush Materials, 1990s

1

41

Financial, 1982-1994

   

Bank Statements, May 1982-94 (sampling) and check register

1

7

Financial Ledger, 1948-49

1

44

Financial Ledger, 1977-87

1

8

Financial Ledger, 1987-94

1

9

Non-Profit Status, 1989-91

1

10

Events, undated and 1921-1992

   

70th Anniversary Reunion, Guestbook, 12 October 1984

2

8

“A Night Out On The Green” Spring Banquet, 1989, garter

1

Small Box

Alpha Phi 8mm Film (most likely fashion show), undated

1

42

Banquet Programs, 1950s-90s and undated

1

23

Campus Chest/Ice Water/Campus Carnival, 1970-74

1

11

Christian Children’s Fund, 1985-91

1

12

Dad’s Day, 1960-1973

1

13

Event Programs and Invitations, 1940s-80s and undated

1

22

“Fashionably Yours” Programs, 1957-70

1

21

Food Drive, undated

1

14

Masquerade, Spring 1987, Wine Glass

1

Small Box

Mom’s Luncheon and Committee Reports, 1961-72

1

15

Parent’s Day, undated

1

16

Prize Cup presented by Max H. Schleuder, St. Peter, Minnesota for Highest Number of Points in College Songbook Campaign, 1921

3

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Reunion, undated (1990 addresses for many members)

1

17

Service Projects, 1970s-1980s

1

18

Style Shows, 1968-71

1

19

Style Show, 1973

1

20

Flyers, c. 1976-1987

   

Flyers, 1976 and before

1

25

Flyers, Spring 1976

1

26

Flyers, Spring 1977 & Miscellaneous

1

27

Flyers, 1978

1

28

Flyers, 1979

1

29

Flyers, Spring 1980

1

30

Flyers, 1982

1

31

Flyers, Spring 1983

1

32

Flyers, 1983-1984

1

33

Flyers, Spring 1985

1

34

Flyers, Spring 1987

1

35

Photographs/Scrapbooks, 1967-1993

   

Photographs, Slide, Negatives, mostly undated, 1980s

1

43

Scrapbook, 1947-51

7

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Scrapbook, 1951-59

8

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Scrapbook, Spring 1960-63

7

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Scrapbook, 1963-67

6

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Scrapbook, 1967-69

5

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Scrapbook, 1970-72

8

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Scrapbook, Spring 1977

6

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Scrapbook, 1978-79

4

--

Scrapbook Pages, 1979

8

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Scrapbook, 1984-93

4

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Miscellaneous, 1982 and undated

   

Reel-to-Reel (contents unknown), undated

2

9

Sweater, undated

8 --

Visor, Spring Banquet, 1982

8

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