One of our new additions to the Archives & Special Collections is a collection of letters written by Sally Fitzpatrick. Sally was a graduate student in education at Puget Sound from 1948 to 1949 and was appointed the special supervisor of the new Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Most of the letters in this collection were written to her mother, R.M. Fitzpatrick, and they document the student experience on a personal level. This includes class schedules, sporting events, outings with friends, and other personal details. Other correspondence is between her and sorority officials, documenting the status of the new chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Updates include buying a house for pledges, status of pledges and members, and budgeting. Also included in the collection are a telegram and a tuition check from 1949.
If you want to check out some more of this collection and maybe see how much tuition was in the 1940s, the Archives & Special Collections hours are 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
By Morgan Ford