Register of the Sigma Alpha Pi Fraternity Papers, 1914-1985

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© 1998
California Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

Register of the Sigma Alpha Pi Fraternity Papers, 1914-1985

Archives



California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

Contact Information:

  • Archives
  • California Institute of Technology
  • 1200 East California Blvd.
  • Mail Code 015A-74
  • Pasadena, CA 91125
  • Phone: (626) 395-2704
  • Fax: (626) 793-8756
  • Email: archives@caltech.edu
  • URL: http://archives.caltech.edu
Processed by:
The Archives staff
Date Completed:
Updated July 1998
Encoded by:
Michael C. Conkin
© 1998 California Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sigma Alpha Pi Fraternity Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1914-1985
Creator: Sigma Alpha Pi Fraternity
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, Box and file number], Sigma Alpha Pi Fraternity Papers, Archives, California Institute of Technology.

Introduction

In October, 1914, permission was obtained from President James A. B. Scherer to create a new social fraternity. Ten members of Throop College of Technology were the original organizers. It was incorporated in 1921, after Throop became the California Institute of Technology.
The fraternity house, purchased in 1920, was home to many members. In 1930, Caltech decided to build on-campus housing and develop a non-fraternity residence system. The five established social fraternities, each of which had a house outside of campus, were asked to terminate their activities and encourage their members to move into the new student houses. Members of Sigma Alpha Pi moved into Fleming House.
There had been 192 members of the fraternity plus 15 honorary members, starting with the class of 1916 and ending with the class of 1933.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1.1

Constitution and by-laws [original copy]

Folder 1.2

Corporation papers, articles and by-laws

Folder 1.3

History of the organization [original copy]

Folder 1.4

Fraternity house: correspondence, mortgage, mortgage note 1921

Folder 1.5

Agreements, notes, mortgages, leases, etc. 1921-1932

Folder 1.6

Paid bills, receipts

Folder 1.7

Ledger pages 1931-1935; bank books

Folder 1.8

Investigation of meetings 1924; reports 1928-1931

Folder 1.9

Fraternity initiation rites

Folder 1.10

Inter-fraternity council agreement 1928-1931

Folder 1.11

Minute book 1914-1920

Folder 1.12

Minute book 1920-1929

Folder 1.13

Cash book 1920-1935

Folder 1.14

Record book of members in chronological order

Box 2

[combined with box 1]

Correspondence and other material

Folder 2.1

1925, 1929-1933

Folder 2.2

1935-1938

Folder 2.3

1965-1969

Folder 2.4

1969, 1972-1973

Folder 2.5

1974, 1976

Folder 2.6

1977-1979

Folder 2.7

1980, 1982

Folder 2.8

Endowed student loan fund 1985

Folder 2.9

Roster 1965, 1967-1968, 1978, n.d.; songs; photo

Folder 2.10

Fraternity pins [small box]