The Selected Letters collection represents early writings and correspondence of Phi Sigma members. Papers range from 1888 to 1903, chronicling anniversaries and special events of the organization. Many of the papers document the history and founding of the organization.
Phi Sigma and William Harrington Beard
William Harrington Beard, a founding member of Phi Sigma, wrote this letter as a reply to an invitation for the twenty-fifth anniversary banquet of the group. Although Beard was unable to attend the event, he shared his memories of the group's history in addition to well wishes for its future.
Phi Sigma and Amelia A. Fitch
Amelia A. Fitch wrote a history about Phi Sigma for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the group.
Phi Sigma and Carlos P. Sawyer
Carlos P. Sawyer, an early member of Phi Sigma, wrote this letter to Phi Sigma as a response to an invitation for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the group. In this letter, Sawyer explains his recollections of the history of Phi Sigma.
This unauthored document provides details about the history, founding, and early day of Phi Sigma.
Phi Sigma and Gerald Harrington Beard
This letter, written by founding member Gerald Harrington Beard, was sent to Phi Sigma in 1898 as a response to an invitation for the twentieth anniversary banquet of Phi Sigma. Although Beard was unable to attend the event, he shared his memories of the founding and early history of Phi Sigma in this letter.
Phi Sigma and Mary I. Lyman
Mary I. Lyman wrote and presented verses of the events of the Annual New Year's Banquet at the January 21, 1890 Phi Sigma meeting.
Phi Sigma and Jessie C. Fitch
Jessie C. Fitch reported on the events of the Annual New Year's Social, or banquet, at the January 22, 1889 Phi Sigma meeting.
Phi Sigma and Anna F. Belden
Anna F. Belden presented this paper at the May 1888 meeting of Phi Sigma. This report chronicles the celebrations and events in April 1888 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the group.
Phi Sigma and Arthur L. Fanning
On January 31, 1888, the female members of Phi Sigma hosted an outing to celebrate the Leap Year. Arthur L. Fanning presented this paper with details of the event at the February 1888 meeting of Phi Sigma.