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Panhellenic Council Records, 1922-2001

Scope and Content Note

Series I contains the minutes of the Executive Council. The microfilmed records also contain minutes of the Panhellenic Council. Series II contains constitutions from 1922 and 1937. Series III contains publications created by Panhellenic. A large portion of the series consists of Rush Handbooks from 1924 to 1996. Handbooks that were published between the years 1948-1996 have illustrations of sorority insignias, photographs of sorority houses on campus, and photographs that capture the activities of each sorority chapter. The series also contains a newsletter entitled the Thermometer which describes the activities in 1978-1979.

Series IV contains a newspaper clipping about the first time Oregon State University held the Panhellenic Conference for the Pacific Northwest region. Series V contains ephemera related to the sororities, including a list of sorority chapters and their dates of origins on campus, a Panhellenic National Conference Manual of Information dated 1958, and a handout of sorority guidelines for rushing. Series VI contains honors and awards that the council have received from various groups including; the Panhellenic Conference, Western Regional Greek Conference, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Series VII consists of two scrapbook leaves and one full scrapbook with photographs of and original artwork by the executive council members of Panhellenic. The scrapbooks also include photographs and original artwork documenting the social activities of each sorority chapter during the 1980s. Series VIII consists of posters that promote rushing during the 1980-1982 academic years.

The microfilmed records date from 1957-1960. Series 1, consists of Executive Council meeting minutes for 1958-1960. Series 2 contains the 1957 constitution of the organization. Series 3 contains the Rush Chairman Handbook and the Counselor's and Delegate Handbook. Series 4 contains correspondence for the years 1958-1960. Series 5 contains programs for the 1959 spring retreat. Series 6 includes a cost sheet for Oregon State College sororities, a document from the Dean of Women’s office recording the high school GPA of women entering as freshmen, spring rush rules, a 1958 spring retreat program, and a list of sororities for fall term 1958.

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