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Purdue Chi Omega scrapbook of Mildred Bobak

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 328

Scope and Contents

The Purdue Chi Omega scrapbook of Mildred Bobak (1949; 0.2 cubic feet) documents the pledging process and sorority life of Chi Omega pledge Mildred Bobak. The scrapbook is of particular interest to researchers interested in greek culture at Purdue, and focuses mostly on the early months of new members' experiences. Types of materials include: notes, booklets, programs (documents), ephemera, and newsletters.

Dates

  • 1949
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/06/2017

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University

Biographical or Historical Information

Mildred Bobak In 1948, Mildred Bobak matriculated as a Bachelor's Degree-seeking student of Science at Purdue University. Bobak pledged as a Chi Omega recruit in the Spring of 1949, and graduated with a B.S. from Purdue in June 1952. Purdue Chi Beta Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority Chi Omega sorority (XΩ) was founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas. Originally established by four students, Chi Omega membership spread to numerous university campuses throughout the United States and numbered approximately 300,000 by 2010. The organization's purposes include personal and career development, friendship, academic excellence and intellectual pursuits, service to others, personal integrity, and community and campus involvement.

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Extent

0.20 Cubic Feet

1.00 mss._boxes

Abstract

Scrapbook of handwritten notes, booklets, programs, ephemera, and newsletters documenting the pledging and sorority life of Purdue student and Chi Omega pledge Mildred Bobak.

Source of Acquisition

eBay purchase

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities collection, 1885-2008 http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/msp159_pu_frat_soro_coll.pdf
Title
Purdue Chi Omega scrapbook of Mildred Bobak
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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