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Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Past Indiana Presidents Auxiliary collection

Identifier: L605

Scope and Contents

This collection includes four scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, certificates, correspondence, ephemera, programs, newsletters, and other papers from the Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Past Presidents' Indiana State Council in Indiana ranging from 1943 to 1994, regarding ESA's past presidents, members, annual conventions, events, and activities.


  • 1943-1994


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

In 1929, Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) was chartered in Jacksonville, Texas for the purpose of preparing its members to meet the challenges of an everchanging world. More than 80 years later, ESA continues to meet this original goal through the educational, leadership, and service programs that were born through the organization’s commitment to making a positive difference for its members and the causes they support. Through ESA, men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and interests are united by the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, as well as their own. Some join collegiate or community chapters, others join as individual members.

The Indiana ESA was established in 1943 with the first president, Mardelle McCormick from 1943 to 1944. The Past Presidents' Club, Indiana State Council was created in the late 1950s to "promote help and understanding among sisters [to] pledge themselves to support the aims and purposes of the Club and to otherwise serve in every way possible the best interests of their sisters."

Today, Indiana ESA's main goals revolve around service and education. Institutions and cuases they support include St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Camp Riley for youth with disabilities, homeless veterans, breast cancer research, children's programs at schools and community centers, and food banks.


1 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 custom box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation by Gloria Wilson on 2014/12/19.


Further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Reprocessing completed 2024/05/30 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2024/05/30 by Brittany Kropf.



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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.