Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
This collection contains documentation of Haverford's Beta Rho Sigma fraternity, including two copies of a 1917-1918 society bulletin, two copies of a 1940 collection of member autobiographies, and a 2006 invitation to a Beta Rho Sigma and Triangle Society event.
The 1917-1918 Beta Rho Sigma Bulletin includes information on the history of the organization, biographies of many of the members, and updates on the current state of Haverford College. The May 1940 Beta Rho Sigma booklets also appear to be bulletins issued by the society, but focus exclusively on member autobiographies. Included with these materials is a photocopy of several of the booklet's pages with certain entries highlighted. This collection also contains a 2006 invitation to a golf outing sponsored by the Societies of Haverford, an organization of alumni members of Beta Rho Sigma and the Triangle Society.
Materials are arranged thematically.
Processed by Alexa Horkava and Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, completed August 2021
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Alexa Horkava, Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, and Maia Schwallie
- Finding Aid Date
- August, 2021
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)
This file contains two copies of the May 1940 autobiographical book published by Beta Rho Sigma. This book is a result of the 1939-1940 executive board which contacted the 206 living members of Beta Rho Sigma asking for a short autobiography. Most of the members responded, but for those who did not respond, information about them from the Haverford Catalog of Matriculates was included instead. The autobiographies touch on family life, work, play, travel, philosophy, and general opinions and observations. A short in memoriam section is included at the back of the book.