Pi Gamma Mu Society records
04.PGMS

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Pi Gamma Mu Society records
ID
04.PGMS
Date [inclusive]
1926-1965
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Pi Gamma Mu Society Collection documents the activities of the Michigan Alpha Chapter of the society at Eastern Michigan University. Pi Gamma Mu was founded in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1924 at the College of William and Mary. It in one of the oldest societies dedicated to social sciences. The collection is arranged alphabetically and divided into two series. The two series are Administration and History, and Publicity and Outreach. The records date from 1926-1965.

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

Pi Gamma Mu Society was founded in 1924 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Pi Gamma Mu is one of the oldest honor society in social sciences. Social Sciences as defined by Pi Gamma Mu's constitution include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social philosophy, history of education, and human geography.

The Michigan Alpha Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu at Michigan State Normal College, now known as Eastern Michigan University, was established in 1932. To become a member a student needed to complete 20 credit hours and have a "B" average in the social sciences. The mission of Pi Gamma MU is to encourage and promote excellence in social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

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Scope and Contents

The Pi Gamma Mu Society collection contains information on certificates, constitution and byalws, meeting minutes, member information, national ritual, receipts, correspondence, events and programs, and newspaper clippings. The collection is arranged alphabetically.

The collection is divided into two series. The Administration and History series contains information on certificates, constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, membership cards, member information forms, membership lists, national ritual, and receipts.  Meeting minutes is its own series and is divided into chronological files that date from 1935-1938, 1939-1947, and 1947-1955. The second series,  Publicity and Outreach contains information on correspondence, events and programs, and newspaper clippings.

The collection records date from 1926-1965.

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Arrangement of Materials

The collection is arranged into two series: 1. Administration and History of Pi Gamma Mu Society, including information on the society's certificates, constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, membership cards, member information forms, membership lists, national ritual and receipts; 2. Publicity and Outreach, which includes correspondence, events and programs, and newspaper clippings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 May 24

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

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

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
  • Alpha Phi Omega.
  • Delta Pi Epsilon.
  • Pi Gamma Mu

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Administration and History 

Certificate 1959 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 1

Constitution and Bylaws 1934-1935, 1961 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 2

Meeting Minutes 

1935-1938 1935-1938 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 3

1939-1947 1939-1947 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 4

1947-1955 1947-1955 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 5

Membership Cards 1948-1953 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 6

Member Information Forms 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 7

Membership Lists 1949-1953 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 8

National Ritual 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 9

Receipts 1950 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 10

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Publicity and Outreach 

Correspondence 1926-1965 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 11

Events and Programs 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 12

Newspaper Clippings 1936-1950 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023994891)   1 13

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