The Sphinx Society Records consist of correspondence, an historical essay, a membership list, a large wooden plaque with metal plates emblazoned with members' names, membership rosters and procedural information regarding initiation rituals into the honorary, and largely secretive, senior male students society.
ID: MSS Sphinx
Extent: 1.8 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
The collection includes materials pertaining mostly to attendance at the society's annual meetings. The correspondence also reflects discussion of the need for an administrative structure for the organization. The historical essay was written in 2006 by Sphinx member Berlan Lemon, and chronicles the history of the group from its founding in 1909 to its demise sixty years later.
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Sphinx Society Records (MSS Sphinx), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
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