Alpha Xi Delta Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan Agricultural College. Ero Alphian Literary Society.
Alpha Xi Delta records
0.1 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

The Alpha Xi Delta sorority was first called the Ero Alphian Literary Society. It was founded at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) on May 15, 1904 by fourteen women. They believed that "in order to be a well rounded man or woman, one must possess, in conjunction with a literary and technical education, a thorough understanding of his fellow beings; he must know how to cooperate with others in developing the noblest altruistic principles; and, best of all, he must form friendships, enduring and true" (1911 Wolverine). Ero Alphian was one of the first three sororities formed at Michigan State. In October of 1934, Ero Alphian became the Beta Theta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of a flyer for a picnic hosted by Ero Alphian Literary Society, which later became Alpha Xi Delta.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  October 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alpha Xi Delta. Beta Theta Chapter (Michigan State University).
  • Michigan Agricultural College. Students. Societies, etc..


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • College students -- Societies and clubs
  • Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Ero Alphian Literary Society picnic flyer 1906 

F.D. 1