Sorosis is the oldest continuing sorority on the Utah State University campus founded in 1899. The sorority later became nationally affiliated as Alpha Chi Omega in 1944. This collection was donated to Special Collections & Archives by Mrs. (Conrad) Ruth Layton Harrison.
The Sorosis Society photograph collection consists of 32 black and white photographs documenting this USU sorority from the 1890s to the 1930s. The images include formal portraits, informal group shots, views of the interior and exterior of the sorority house, and snapshots of sorority activities.
The prints are all silver gelatin developing-out papers with the exception of 1:07:01, which is a collodion or gelatin printing-out paper. They range in size from the smallest snapshot (5cm.x7cm.) to oversize prints (30cm.x35cm.). Some of the images were apparently removed from a scrapbook.
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Open to public research.Restrictions on Use : Copyright
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.
Permission to publish material from the Sorosis Society photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Alternative Forms Available :
View selected digitized images from the Sorosis Society photograph collection.Preferred Citation :
Sorosis Society photograph collection, 1899-1933. (P0139). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.
Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box, Folder, and Item
Acquisition Information :
These photographs were removed from University Archives accession 23.18/2 in November of 1997.Processing Note :
Register completed by Peter F. Schmid, November 1997, and revised by Daniel Davis, November 2006.Related Materials :
Utah State Agricultural College. Sorosis Society. Records (record group 23.18/2)
Detailed Description of the Collection