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Phi Lambda Phrateres newsletters, 1943-1974

MS 661

Collection Summary

Collection Name:Phi Lambda Phrateres newsletters,
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1974
Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet
Abstract:This collection contains newsletters from "The Phratereans" of the Phi Lambda Phrateres from November 1943-1974. The Phrateres began as an all women social organization in 1924 and came to the University of Arizona in the 1930's where it once had over 500 members.
Collection Number:MS 661
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Phrateres was founded for women at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1924 to promote socialization and philanthropy amoung women who were not only in dorms or involved in sororities, but all women attending the University. The group was immediately popular and gained many new members and chapters across the country, including the Unviversity of Arizona's Phi Lambda chapter in 1937 until it disbanded in 2000.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains "Phratereans" newsletters from 1943-1974 published by the organization's home office in Los Angeles. These newsletters showcase the first 50 years of Phrateres history. The collection was put together in honor of the Golden Anniversary Convention in 1974. The Phi Lambda Phrateres chapter came to the University of Arizona as a sorority in the 1930's and served the community both locally and internationally through various philanthropic work.


This collection is organized chronologically.



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Access Terms

Greek letter societies
Women -- Education

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Administrative Information

Credit Line

Phi Lambda Phrateres newsletters (MS 661). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries

Processing History

Processed by Kimberly Ramsey in 2019.

Container List

Box 1 Newsletters, 1943-1974