Beta Gamma Sigma records
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.
- 1975 - 2006
- Majority of material found within 1975 - 1985
- Beta Gamma Sigma (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.
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."
1 Linear Feet (1 records center carton)
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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.
- Beta Gamma Sigma records
- Bailey Ahles, Natalie Morath
- 2012 January 12
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