Collection Number: 40393

Collection Title: Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated

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Size 8 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1450 items)
Abstract Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity for women founded in 1903 at the University of Michigan School of Music. The Iota Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota was chartered on April 29, 1946 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1955, the chapter of went inactive. At the time, only music majors were admitted to the fraternity, and because few women entered UNC as first-years or sophomores at that time (many instead transferring in from women's colleges as juniors), there weren't many students eligible to pledge the organization. The chapter reactivated on April 7, 1977 with eleven members and has remained active since. Today, the organization is open to any woman student with an interest in music who has taken at least one music class. The chapter supports the Music Department, provides receptions for recitals and concerts, hosts formals, semi-formals, and other events, funds a Music Department scholarship, and promotes community among students involved in music at the University. These records include meeting minutes, flyers, programs, yearbooks, member manuals, and photographs and scrapbooks documenting the chapter's activities.
Creator Sigma Alpha Iota. Iota Tau Chapter (University of North Carolina).
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40393, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records (RT 20131205.2, RT 20140424.1, RT 20140513.1, RT 20140917.1, RT 20160323.1). Addition donated by Allison Jones, July 2017 (RT 20170717.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity for women founded in 1903 at the University of Michigan School of Music.

The Iota Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota was chartered on April 29, 1946 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1955, the chapter of went inactive. At the time, only music majors were admitted to the fraternity, and because few women entered UNC as first-years or sophomores at that time (many instead transferring in from women's colleges as juniors), there weren't many students eligible to pledge the organization.

The chapter reactivated on April 7, 1977 with eleven members and has remained active since. Today, the organization is open to any woman student with an interest in music who has taken at least one music class. The chapter supports the Music Department, provides receptions for recitals and concerts, hosts formals, semi-formals, and other events, funds a Music Department scholarship, and promotes community among students involved in music at the University.

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These records include meeting minutes, flyers, programs, yearbooks, member manuals, and photographs and scrapbooks documenting the chapter's activities.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated.

1450 items.

Folder 1

Calendar, 1994 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Yearbook, 1997-1998 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

Yearbook, 1998-1999 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Publicity program and yearbook, 1999-2000 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Yearbook, 2001-2002 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

Yearbook, 2003-2004 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

Yearbooks, 2004-2005 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Yearbook, 2005-2006 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Yearbook, 2006-2007 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

Music programs, newsletter, Sister Spotlights, 2013-2014 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Music program and recruitment flyers, 2015-2016 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Meeting minutes, April 1977-April 1991 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Meeting minutes, April 1993-October 1995 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Meeting minutes, November 1995-May 1999 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Meeting minutes, August 2003-April 2008 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Meeting minutes, August 2008-April 2014 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Thank you notes and drawing, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Photographic album, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Photographic slides, 1984 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

"Manual for Members," 1977, 1990, and 1996 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." Folder 20

RT 20170717.1.

Audiocassette C-40393/1

Sigma Alpha Iota concert "Music for Kids of All Ages," February 15, 1998 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." C-40393/1

Image Folder PF-40393/1

Ceremony involving red roses, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/1

Image Folder PF-40393/2

Halloween, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/2

Image Folder PF-40393/3

Formal receptions, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/3

Image Folder PF-40393/4

Informal receptions, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/4

Province Day, 2001 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/4

Pledge Event, 1999 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/4

Camp Out, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/4

Music Lessons, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/4

Image Folder PF-40393/5

Pottery painting, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/5

Dinner at a restaurant, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/5

Image Folder PF-40393/6

Bowling and Billiards, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/6

Habitat for Humanity event, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/6

A meeting to organize an event and clean up the meeting hall, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/6

Image Folder PF-40393/7

Sleepovers, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/7

House parties, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/7

Paperwork event, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/7

Image Folder PF-40393/8

Musical ensemble practices and performances, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/8

Pep Band, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/8

Marching Tar Heels, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/8

Image Folder PF-40393/9

Group photographs, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/9

Individual photographs, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/9

Events, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/9

Image Folder PF-40393/10

Negatives, undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." PF-40393/10

Oversize Volume SV-40393/1

Scrapbook, 1998-1999 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." SV-40393/1

Oversize Volume SV-40393/2

Scrapbook, 1999-2000 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." SV-40393/2

Oversize Volume SV-40393/3

Scrapbook, 2002-2003 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." SV-40393/3

Oversize Volume SV-40393/4

Scrapbook, 2004-2005 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." SV-40393/4

Oversize Volume SV-40393/5

Scrapbook, Fall 2010 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." SV-40393/5

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40393/1

Composite photos, 1992-1999 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." OPF-40393/1

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40393/2

Composite photos, 1999-2004 #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." OPF-40393/2

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40393/3

Composite photos, 2004-2005 and undated #40393, Series: "Iota Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1977, 1990-2016 and undated." OPF-40393/3

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Processing Information

Processed by: Erin Baucom and Jennifer Coggins, April 2016

Encoded by: Gergana Abernathy, May 2016

Updated for addition, July 2017

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