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Zeta Phi Eta records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5054


The professional speech fraternity known as Zeta Phi Eta was founded in 1893 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The USC chapter was founded by Irene Phillips Kuhl in 1921. (The fraternity was officially named the National Professional Speech Arts and Speech Sciences Fraternity for Women; now it is known as the National Professional Fraternity in Communication Arts and Sciences, the oldest national group of its kind.

The seven boxes in this collection contain the records of the fraternity since its inception in the early 1920s through 1993, when the organization celebrated the fraternity's 100th anniversary. Organized loosely by decade and in their original envelopes and binders, the materials include membership records and rosters, photographs, the organization's newsletter (The Cameo), scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and institutional materials such as the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.


  • 1894-1993


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.


9.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials


Processing Note

The collection is unprocesssed.

Finding Aid of the Zeta Phi Eta records
Jacqueline Morin
2018 May
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States