Beta Sigma Phi Heart Charm c. 1981
Get this fabulous sorority gold tone heart charm/pendant for your special vintage loving graduate. In perfect condition with NO breaks metal or loss of color. Can be worn on a bracelet as a charm or on a chain as a pendant. Small and comfortable enough to be used on a daily basis. The back is stamped with the year 1981.
* Gold Tone (NOT solid gold)
* Chain NOT included
* Maker - Balfour
* Measures approx. 1/2" inches tall by 3/8" inches at widest section
* 1.10 grams
c. 1981 (stamped)
In April 1932 Beta Sigma Phi was incorporated under a charter granted by the state of Missouri. Today, Beta Sigma Phi is a nonprofit corporation which maintains a contract with Walter W. Ross & Company for business management of its affairs. In addition to the International Constitution, each chapter composes its own bylaws.
The organization started out under the name: "The National 'What to Read' Club". Walter Ross, the founder of Beta Sigma Phi, visited Vinita, Oklahoma, where librarian Leona Schroers agreed to help establish a chapter in the town, and introduced Ross to Sally Rogers McSpadden, sister of the humorist Will Rogers. McSpadden was active in the Oklahoma Federation of Women's Clubs, as well as other women's organizations, and advised Ross to change the organization from an association to its present form, along with changing the name. A new framework for the organization was developed, with the Greek letter name derived from the sorority's motto: the letters, "Beta", "Sigma", and "Phi" were the first letters of the Greek words for "life, learning, and friendship".
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