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Omicron Sigma Omicron records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 280
Active members and alumni of Omicron Sigma Omicron may access a collection description and container list in Special Collections.

Dates

  • 1969-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted to active members and alumni of the Omicron Sigma Omicron fraternity.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of these materials must be approved by Dan Gavillet and/or the current president of Omicron Sigma Omicron. See accession file for more details.

Extent

5.4 Cubic Feet (/ 10 boxes)

Overview

The Omicron Sigma Omicron fraternity was founded at Augustana College in 1920. The original acronym for the Omicron Sigma Omicron fraternity was “Oso,” but it changed to “OZO” sometime in the 1960s. In December of 1980, the fraternity disbanded as it turned in its charter; it was re-established in 1983. The entirety of the Omicron Sigma Omicron records, 1969-2008, including a description of the collection's contents and container list, is restricted to active OZO members and alumni.

Biographical / Historical

The Omicron Sigma Omicron fraternity was founded at Augustana College in 1920. The fraternity's first composite photograph, appearing in in the 1921-1922 issue of the Rockety-I yearbook, pictures ten early members: Palmer Nestander, Clarence Anderzon, Curtis Wiberg, Eugene “Gene” Lothgren, Arther “Brownie” Larson, Clarence Hall, Einar “Red” Kron, Eugene “Gene” Nordgren, Earl Hanson and Thure Fagerstrom. The original acronym for the Omicron Sigma Omicron fraternity was “Oso,” but it changed to “OZO” sometime in the 1960s. In December of 1980, the fraternity disbanded as it turned in its charter; it was re-established in 1983.

Other Finding Aids

The container list for this collection is restricted to active OZO members and alumni and is accessible in Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Dan Gavillet, December 2007, Sean Williams, 2008, and John Horberg, 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Natalie D. Markovich, 2008.
Title
Omicron Sigma Omicron records, 1969-2008.
Status
completed
Author
Samantha Crisp
Date
June 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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