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Augustana College S.O.S. records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 48
The Augustana College S.O.S. records, 1971-1972 and undated, consists of one folder of material. The collection includes two letters documenting the Student Personnel Committee’s approval of the S.O.S. constitution, three letters thanking S.O.S. members for participating in service projects for Augustana College’s Friendship Fair and the Foundation for Crippled Children and Adults’s Easter Seal Drive, the S.O.S. constitution, an undated membership list, and a description of the Amiga Program, a joint venture of S.O.S. and Alpha Phi Omega meant to “provide an opportunity for guys to meet girls… on an equal basis as human beings.”

Dates

  • 1971-1972 and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Overview

S.O.S. was a women’s service organization at Augustana College from 1971 until 1974. S.O.S. was briefly the counterpart to the all-male Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, until the two groups merged in the mid-1970s. The Augustana College S.O.S. records, 1971-1972 and undated, consists of one folder of material. The collection includes two letters documenting the Student Personnel Committee’s approval of the S.O.S. constitution, three letters thanking S.O.S. members for participating in service projects for Augustana College’s Friendship Fair and the Foundation for Crippled Children and Adults’s Easter Seal Drive, the S.O.S. constitution, an undated membership list, and a description of the Amiga Program, a joint venture of S.O.S. and Alpha Phi Omega meant to “provide an opportunity for guys to meet girls… on an equal basis as human beings.”

Historical Note

S.O.S. was a women’s service organization at Augustana College from 1971 until 1974. S.O.S. was briefly the counterpart to the all-male Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, until the two groups merged in the mid-1970s. S.O.S. was approved as an organization in March 1971. The group’s purpose was to create interest and participation in community involvement. S.O.S. worked with Alpha Phi Omega on certain projects and initiated its own service projects such as the Easter Seal Drive, a cancer fund drive, and Red Cross events.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Related Materials

MSS 54 Alpha Phi Omega "Ugly Man on Campus" event programs

Processing Information

Processed by Samantha Crisp, July 2014. Revised by Atticus Garrison, June 2016.
Title
Augustana College S.O.S. records, 1971-1972 and undated.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
June 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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