Epsilon Sigma Phi - Nu Chapter, 1940-1991

Collection number: UA 14/8/3
Size: 2 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

About Epsilon Sigma Phi - Nu Chapter

Epsilon Sigma Phi, founded on January 10-11, 1927 in Bozeman, Montana, is an honorary fraternity dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and to developing the Extension profession and the professional. The Nu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, founded on December 7, 1927 at the University of New Hampshire, was the 13th chapter organized in the country. Its charter members were Ann Beggs, John C. Kendall, Ford S. Prince, Earl P. Robinson, Mary L. Sanborn, Henry B. Stevens, Howard Wells and W. Ross Wilson. To qualify for membership, a person needed a minimum of ten years of satisfactory service as an Extension worker with a Land-Grant College or the USDA. (In 1974, members voted to lower this requirement to five years. There was also some questioning at that time about the need for the organization. ) Goals of the organization included honoring members, providing the opportunity for networking, fellowship, and collaborative efforts, promoting scholarship, offering professional improvement opportunities and addressing staff concerns as they related to job benefits and status. Sometime in the early 1990s, Nu chapter voted to dissolve.

About the Epsilon Sigma Phi - Nu Chapter records

The earliest records of the Epsilon Sigma Phi were lost in a fire on February 20, 1940. These records include member lists, minutes, constitution and bylaws, activities reports and histories of Epsilon Sigma Phi and the Nu Chapter.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Epsilon Sigma Phi - Nu Chapter, 1940-1991, UA 14/8/3, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the archives from the UNH Cooperative Extension office in 1994.

Collection Arrangement


Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1undatedArticles of Organization
Box 1, Folder 2undatedBiographical Sketch
Box 1, Folder 3undatedMember Biographies
Box 1, Folder 4undatedPendant Order Forms
Box 1, Folder 5undatedSheet Music and Lyrics
Box 1, Folder 61914-1944Staff Member Lists
Box 1, Folder 7Nov. 8, 1947Grand Council Meeting
Box 1, Folder 8March 1948Breakfast meeting
Box 1, Folder 91948-1950Scholarship loans
Box 1, Folder 101948-1966Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 111950Report on Committee on Professional Improvement
Box 1, Folder 121950-1954Constitution and Bylaws
Box 1, Folder 13Dec. 18, 1951Annual Meeting
Box 1, Folder 14Dec. 20, 1952Annual Meeting
Box 1, Folder 151952-1965Distinguished Service Ruby
Box 1, Folder 161953Learn By Doing pageant
Box 1, Folder 17June 14, 1953Outing report
Box 1, Folder 18Nov. 8, 1953Grand Council Meeting
Box 1, Folder 191953-1954Chapter Programs and Activities Committee Report
Box 1, Folder 201953-1954Financial statement
Box 1, Folder 21Oct. 31, 1955Inventory
Box 1, Folder 221954-1955Financial statement
Box 1, Folder 23Nov. 14, 1954Grand Council Meeting
Box 1, Folder 24Oct. 31, 1955Inventory
Box 1, Folder 25Nov. 13, 1955Grand Council Meeting
Box 1, Folder 26Nov. 11, 1956Grand Council Meeting
Box 1, Folder 27Nov. 10, 1957Grand Council Meeting
Box 1, Folder 28nov. 8, 1959Grand Council Meeting
Box 1, Folder 29Nov. 13, 1960Grand Council Meeting
Box 1, Folder 301961Roster of Officers and Committees
Box 1, Folder 311963-1964Financial Statement
Box 1, Folder 32Nov. 10, 1963Grand Council Meeting
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11963-1965Member Deaths
Box 2, Folder 21964Activities Report
Box 2, Folder 3Sept. 10, 1964 Inventory
Box 2, Folder 4Nov. 8, 1964Annual Meeting Agenda
Box 2, Folder 51964-1965Treasurer’s Records
Box 2, Folder 61965Officer’s List
Box 2, Folder 71965Proposals
Box 2, Folder 81964Treasurer’s Report
Box 2, Folder 91970, 1977Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, 1970; Constitution and Bylaws, 1977
Box 2, Folder 101973Ammendments: Articles of Organization of New Hampshire Nu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi
Box 2, Folder 111973Nu Chapter: Annual Banquet and Recognition Program
Box 2, Folder 121977-1980Correspondence from Hank Corrow
Box 2, Folder 131980Correspondence from National Board
Box 2, Folder 141980List: Paid members of ESP
Box 2, Folder 15Jan. 12, 1981Annual meeting minutes
Box 2, Folder 161979The People and the Profession
Box 2, Folder 172001Epsilon Sigma Phi and Nu Chapter Activities, 1927-1991, compiled by Ruth Stimson


Letters & Postcards
Manuscripts & Typescripts