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Eta Sigma Lambda Fraternity Records
MSS-2007-03-01  
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Administrative Files Series I: 1974-2008

General Physical Description note: 3 Boxes, 4.5 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains documents that reflect the organizational structure of the fraternity, its bylaws and policies, its methods of fundraising, and the nature of their expenditures. This series include budget proposals, bank statements, correspondence, handbooks on fraternal policies, procedures, and conduct, meeting minutes, and annual reports. Financial records in this series often serve as record of a member's activity within the fraternity as well. The correspondence in this series documents Eta Sigma Lambda's collaboration with other organizations, as evidenced in letters to other fraternity chapters, businesses, and charitable organizations.

Arrangement

Files in this series are arranged alphabetically by format and chronologically by date.
Box/Folder 1/01-1/18

Administrative records undated 1974-2007

Box/Folder 1/19-1/38

Correspondence undated 1975-2007

Box/Folder 2/39-2/86

Finances undated 1975-2008

Box/Folder 3/87

Memos 1990-2006 circa 2005

Box/Folder 3/88-3/106

Minutes undated 1975-2008

Box/Folder 3/107-3/111

Policies and Procedures undated 1979

 

Publicity, Outreach, and Printed Matter Series II: 1965-2008

Physical Description: 2.0 Boxes, 3 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes fraternal publications like the Sphinx, newsletters such as The Alpha Spirit, and membership directories, as well as publicity and outreach documents. These documents reflect Eta Sigma Lambda's commitment to improve their communities. This commitment may be most evident in materials such as flyers that promote the Project Alpha program to young African-American men; a press kit that describes the relationship between Project Alpha and the March of Dimes, and handouts that outline how a local Project Alpha program can be implemented. Documents and literature of significance to the chapter, though not produced by an Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, were also collected by various members of the chapter. These materials have been placed in folders designated as "printed matter."

Arrangement

Files in this series are arranged alphabetically by format and chronologically by date.
Box/Folder 4/112-4/115

Agendas 1975-2007

Box/Folder 4/116-4/139

Printed Matter undated 1980-2008

Box/Folder 4/140-5/173

Publicity & Outreach undated 1965-2008

Box/Folder 5/174-5/192

Serials 1984-2004

 

Photographs, Memorabilia, and Ephemera Series III: 1962-2006

Physical Description: 4.0 Boxes, 6 Linear Feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series include photographs that record fraternal gatherings and community outreach in Eta Sigma Lambda and other Alpha Phi Alpha chapters. Notable photographs include images of Eta Sigma Lambda members working with young African American men in Project Alpha, members camping with The Royal Ambassadors; a church group that serves African American boys, and the fundraising event, Chefs for the United Negro College Fund. This series also contains awards, certificates, and plaques that were given to honor the fraternity or particular members of the fraternity as well as t-shirts with Alpha Phi Alpha regalia, a charter for the Epsilon Mu chapter of San José State University, and other notable items of memorabilia.

Arrangement

Files in this series are arranged alphabetically by format and chronologically by date.
Box/Folder 6/193

Awards, Certificates, and Commendations 1982-2002

Box/Folder 6/194

Event Tickets 1998-2002

Box/Folder 6/195

Gift Bags circa 2000

Box/Folder 6/196

Letterhead and Poster undated

Box/Folder 6/197

Calculator undated

Box/Folder 6/198

Fraternity Notebook undated

Box/Folder 6/199-6/228

Photographs undated circa 1980-1996 1978-2006

Box/Folder 7

Scrapbook undated 1982-1988

Box/Folder 7/229

Mayors Youth Conference Certificate 1989

Box/Folder 7/230

Program Uplift Award 2000

Box/Folder 7/231

City of San José Commendation 2002

Box/Folder 7

Green'n Hot Links Golf Cart Medallion 2003

Box/Folder 7

Centennial Celebration Handbills 2006

Box/Folder 7

Male Partnership Project T-Shirt undated

Box/Folder 7

Project Alpha T-Shirt undated

Box/Folder 8

Award Plaques 1982-2002

Box/Folder 8

Empty Binders with Regalia undated

Box/Folder 8

Epsilon Mu Chapter Charter 1962 March 6

Box/Folder 8

Epsilon Mu Chapter Charter(copies) 1962 March 6

Box/Folder 9

80th National Convention Poster 1986

Box/Folder 9

Eddie Robinson Football Poster 1986

Box/Folder 9

Musical celebration of Tracy Wilson Poster 1994

Box/Folder 9

Big Bro Sarcophagus Paddle undated

Box/Folder 9

March of Dimes pregnancy poster undated

Box/Folder 9

Group Photograph undated

Box/Folder 9

National Headquarters Fundraiser Poster undated

 

Project Alpha and Contacts 1985-2006

Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot

Arrangement

Files in this series are arranged alphabetically by format and chronologically by date.

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series include the Eta Sigma Lambda's community outreach program of Project Alpha. Project Alpha was a program steered towards helping youn men of African American descent in understand teenage pregnancy and prevention. The series also includes the contacts for the fraternity.
Books 10/232

Contacts

Books 10/233

Project Alpha History and Planning

Books 10/234

Project Alpha Agendas, Facts and Reports

Books 10/235Project Alpha Printed MaterialsProject Alpha Printed MaterialsProject Alpha Printed Materials

Project Alpha Correspondence

Books 10/236

Project Alpha Printed Materials

Books 10/237

Project Alpha Movie Information

Books 10/238

Project Alpha Binder