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Delta Psi Omega Scrapbook collection Edit


UA 013


  • 1941 – 1991 (Creation)


  • 5 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    This is a collection of scrapbooks from the Delta Psi Omega organization at Dixie State University. These scrapbooks contain the schedule of the school’s productions, along with members, photos, news articles, the award banquet agenda, and programs of the productions.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Delta Psi Omega is a national honorary dramatic fraternity among two-year colleges to provide recognition and stimulate interest in dramatics, speech, and debate. Students are invited to join after they have done a specific amount of work in major school productions, such as performing or working behind the scenes. The theatrical group creates scenery, props, and participates in school sponsored plays. Although drama clubs can be found in Dixie yearbooks dating back to 1913, Delta Psi Omega was not officially organized until the spring of 1938, when it was sponsored by Delta Psi Omega’s sister society, Alpha Psi Omega.

    Myrtle Henderson began advising as Grand Director in 1941 with B. Glen Smith and Pauline Fuller as honorary members. Andrew Karl Larson began advising a few years after Henderson in 1944. In 1951, Juanita Brooks was an honorary member with Henderson advising. In 1955, Marion Bentley was Assistant Grand Director and one year later was Grand Director along with Henderson. In 1957, Arthur Butler began advising as Grand Director. In 1960, Bentley is the only Grand Director and continued until 1967. In 1975, Dr. C. Paul Andersen also advised with Olive Esplin around 1983. Both Andersen and Esplin advised along with Brent Hansen who started advising in 1984, the three advised for multiple years together up until the mid-90’s. Delta Psi Omega dissolved by 2000 when Dixie became a four year institution.

  • Scope and Contents

    This is a collection of the Delta Psi Omega scrapbooks at Dixie State University. These scrapbooks contain records of each play the fraternity produced, along with pictures and news articles for the productions. These scrapbooks contain photographs of the various activities of the organization. Opening and closing social were held yearly for the Delta Psi Omega members. The fraternity participated in the production of the plays by creating props, acting in the plays, and helping out on performance nights. In most of the scrapbooks there are schedules or calendars that give dates of the different activities and performances. Dixie’s drama fraternity had opportunities to go to University of Utah for performances, while other years the fraternity took road trips to Moab or Fillmore.

  • Arrangement

    The Delta Psi Omega scrapbooks are arranged chronologically. A few scrapbooks were disassembled from magnetic pages for preservation purposes and kept in the original order with each page seperated into individual folders.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and freely available to researchers during Special Collection’s hours or by appointment.