Beta Gamma Sigma records
04.BGS

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Beta Gamma Sigma.
Title
Beta Gamma Sigma records
ID
04.BGS
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1975-1985
Date [inclusive]
1975-2006
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 records center carton
Language
English
Abstract
Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society for students of business, economics, and commerce, founded in 1907 at the University of Illinois. The Eastern Michigan University chapter was founded in 1975. The Eastern Michigan University Beta Gamma Sigma records consists of chapter administration papers, including meeting minutes, constitution and by-laws, institutional history, directory of members, initiations, and financial reports from 1975 to 2006, with the bulk of material from 1975-1985.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded in 1907 at the University of Wisconsin as a commerce honor society, whose purpose was to "...encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment in the field of business studies among commerce students..." Simultaneously, the University of Illinois founded a similar society, called Delta Kappa Chi, as the University of California Economics Club was created. In 1913, representatives from the three organizations met in Madison, WI to merge their respective organizations, making Beta Gamma Sigma a national organization.

The objectives of the Society as set forth in Article II of its Constitution, included in the Organizational History series of this collection:

"The purposes of this Society shall be to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business and administration, to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business, and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations."

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Scope and Contents

The Eastern Michigan University Beta Gamma Sigma collection consists of chapter administration papers, including meeting minutes, constitution and by-laws, institutional history, directory of members, initiations, and financial reports from 1975 to 2006, with the bulk of material from 1975-1985.

The collection is divided into three series, Organizational History, Financial records, and  Officers' records, which follow the collection's original order.  Financial records are subdivided into  Treasurer's Records,  Audit Reports,  Receipts, and  Bank Statements; this series includes one item, a deposit stamp. The Financial records and Officers' records are arranged chronologically. Officers' records files do contain some financial records, but generally contain records from the Beta Sigma Gamma president and secretary relating to the administration of the organization.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 12

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

 Re-processed and re-foldered collection, imported into AT, created accession number and record, added instances, barcode, and new box labels. 2012 January 18

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Greek letter societies
  • Students
  • University of California, Berkley
  • University of Wisconsin

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Collection Inventory

Organizational History 1975-2006  (Bulk, 1975-1985)

Constitution, Bylaws, History 1975-1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 1

Members 1984-2006  (Bulk, 1984-1989)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 2

Meeting Minutes 1974-1978 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 3

Initiations 1975-1978 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 4

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Financial Records 1975-1985 

Treasurer's Records 1975-1985 

 1975-1978 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 5

 1981 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 6

 1982 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 7

 1983 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 8

 1984-1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 9

Audit Reports 1984-1985 

 1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 10

 1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 11

Receipts 1984-1985 

 1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 12

 1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 13

Bank Statements 1975-1985 

 1975-1978 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 14

 1983-1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 15

 1984-1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 16

Deposit Stamp 

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Officers' records 1975-1985 

 1975-1976 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 17

 1978-1979 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 18-19

 1979-1980 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 20

 1980-1981 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 21

 1982-1983 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 22-23

 1983-1984 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 24

 1984-1985 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023995070)   1 25-27

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