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Register of the Sigma Theta Tau. Alpha Eta Chapter Records, 1961-
MSS 82-28  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Abstract
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sigma Theta Tau. Alpha Eta Chapter Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1961-
    Collection number: MSS 82-28
    Creator: Sigma Theta Tau. Alpha Eta Chapter
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 cartons (77 folders)
    Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Received from A. Politeo, 10/80, and subsequently.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sigma Theta Tau. Alpha Eta Chapter Records, MSS 82-28, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

    Abstract

    Includes correspondence, reports, minutes, notes, meeting information, publications, forms, and financial documents relating to the organization and activities of the Alpha Eta chapter at UCSF. Folder 25 includes a magnetic data card.

    Administrative History

    Sigma Theta Tau is an international nursing honor society organized at Indiana University in 1922. It is a member organization of the Association of College Honor Societies. The Alpha Eta Chapter was chartered on the University of California San Francisco campus in April 1964. Its purposes are to foster high professional standards, to encourage creative work, to promote the maximum development of the individual, and to strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing. A major focus since the late 1970s has been support of research through consultation (assistance to members engaged in research planning, writing a proposal or analysis of data) and financial assistance (administration of small grants through a research fund). The Alpha Eta Chapter also sponsors programs, conferences and an annual award (the Margretta M. Styles Chapter Award), and distributes a newsletter three times a year. Invitation to membership is extended to students and other members of the nursing community who have demonstrated qualities of scholarship, leadership and a capacity for professional growth.