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Epsilon Phi records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5043

Abstract

USC's English Honorary Society, Epsilon Phi, was organized in 1929 in response to a need on the part of the English department faculty and students for a society to promote mutual interest and appreciation in literature. The society remained very active during the 1930s, bringing many noted people to the University for lectures. However, the society was inactive during the first half of the 1940s due to World War II, and re-activated in 1947 with an ongoing agenda of panel discusssions, lectures, theatre parties, musicales, professors-at-home meetings, and dinner-discussions.



The records in this collection consist of membership rosters, correspondence, historical notes, and general ephemera pertaining to the Epsilon Fraternity, chiefly between 1948 and 1950. Some of the earlier materials (from the 1930s) contain announcements of visiting literary notables such as Robert Frost, Sherwood Anderson, Christopher Morley, Hamlin Garland, Carl Sandburg, and Ray Bradbury.

Dates

  • 1929-1950

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

1 linear foot. (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Creator

Title
Finding Aid for the Epsilon Phi records
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Jacqueline Morin
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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