Gallery of Artifacts

1919

Alpha Charter, University of California, Berkeley 1919

Signed by President LEAVITT O. WRIGHT & Secretary JUAN B. RAEL*

Courtesy of the Spanish & Portuguese Dept at The University of California, Berkeley

Although dated 1919, this charter was not issued until at least 1931-1937 given the signatories who were the first to hold each of their national positions in the organization. Also noteworthy is the charter’s font type as well as the alternation of the name of The University of California to Spanish version.


Ruth Barnes’ Original Membership Pin

Courtesy of Diane Lee Henderson


1930s

Chi Charter, University of south carolina 1931

Signed by president Signed by President T. EARLE HAMILTON & Secretary JAMES O. SWAIN*

Courtesy of Professor Cari Kepner-Lee, Chapter Adviser, 2022

The signatures do not represent the national officers in place when the charter was issued in 1931. Presumably, Chapter Chi lost its original charter and obtained an replacement with signatures of the national officers at the time. Considering the signatures of Swain and Hamilton, this replacement was likely reissued sometime between 1960-1963.


journal cover – 1st Edition of Entre Nosotros, MARCH 1939

Courtesy of Duke University Library


1940s

early Sigma Delta Pi reposteros

Photo from November 1948 edition of Entre Nosotros


Beta Sigma Charter, Hardin Simmons University 1949

Signed by President CARL A. TYRE and Secretary JAMES O. SWAIN


1950s

Membership Pin 1955

Courtesy of Professor Marie-Lise Gazarian, Epsilon Kappa Chapter Adviser at St. John’s University and Sigma Delta Pi Vice-President of the northeast, 2022

Membership pin presented to Marie-Lise Gazarian when she was inducted into the Tau chapter of Sigma Delta Pi at Adelphi University, then known as Adelphi College. The event took place at the home of Dr Ruth Richardson.


1960s

Delta Upsilon Charter, bUTLER UNIVERSITY 1960

Signed by President T. EARLE HAMILTON and Secretary JAMES O. SWAIN

Courtesy of Professor Linda L. Willem, Chapter Adviser, 2022


Epsilon Upsilon Charter, University of Kentucky 1965

Signed by President T. EARLE HAMILTON and Secretary F. DEWEY AMNER


Pins, Keys and Price List 1967

From the October 1967 edition of Entre Nosotros


1980s

Xi Omicron, North Carolina State University 1981

Signed by President RICHARD E. CHANDLER and Secretary IGNACIO R.M. GALBIS

Courtesy of Professor Jim Michnowicz, Chapter Adviser, 2022


RHO KAPPA charter,FURMAN UNIVERSITY 1988

Signed by President RICHARD E. CHANDLER and Secretary IGNACIO R.M. GALBIS

Courtesy of Professor Maria Rippon, Chapter Adviser and Sigma Delta Pi Vice-President of the southeast, 2022


Rho Rho Charter, nORTHEAST mISSOURI sTATE uNIVERSITY / tRUMAN state UNIVERSITY 1989

Signed by President RICHARD E. CHANDLER and Secretary IGNACIO R.M. GALBIS

Courtesy of Professor Stacy L Bryant, Chapter Adviser, 2022


1990s

Zeta Zeta Chapter Registry, May 2 1991

The registry of the University of Virginia’s Zeta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi showing the signatures of chapter officers and new initiates on May 2, 1991. The signature of Executive Committee Member Mark P. Del Mastro, a Ph.D. student at the time, is among the new members recorded.


Chapter Banner, Delta Psi, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 1996

Banner prepared by honorary members Juan Carlos Chaves


Sigma Delta Pi’s Executive Committee, summer 1996

Left to right: President John LaPrade, Secretary-Treasurer Ignacio RM Galbis, Past President Richard Chandler, President Emeritus T. Earle Hamilton (seated)


UPSILON THETA charter, FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY 1998

Signed by President JOHN H. LAPRADE and Secretary MARK P. DEL MASTRO

Courtesy of Professor Tim Buckner, Chapter Adviser, 2022


Honorary Membership Certificate, Tau Iota, The Citadel 1999

Signed by President JOHN H. LAPRADE and Secretary MARK P. DEL MASTRO

6.25 X 8 inch certificate. Certificates of this size were eventual replaced by the printer friendly 8.5 X 11 inch version.


2000s

Upsilon Psi Chapter Registry, December 5, 2001

Courtesy of Professor Tulia Jiménez-Vergara, Chapter Adviser, 2022

This entry is from Upsilon Psi’s first induction ceremony at The College of New Jersey.


Honorary Membership Certificate, Alpha Phi, Texas Tech University, May 2005

Signed by President GERMÁN D. CARILLO and Secretary MARK P. DEL MASTRO

Courtesy of Professor Comfort Pratt, Alpha Phi Chapter Adviser at Texas Tech University and Sigma Delta Pi Vice-President of the southwest, 2022


Carlos Fuentes inducted into the Order of Don Quijote, October 25, 2005

The induction was conducted by the Zeta Sigma chapter of Sigma Delta Pi at the University of Arkansas Little Rock.


2010s

Chapter #600, November 14, 2014

Executive Director Mark P. Del Mastro during the installation of Chapter Alpha Alpha Alpha (#600) of Sigma Delta Pi at the University of North Florida on November 14, 2014.


Inaugural Ana María Matute Award, September 26, 2016

Dr. David T. Gies, Honorary President of Sigma Delta Pi, presents the University of Virginia’s Anthony Pasero-O’Malley the inaugural Ana María Matute Award.


Commemorative Centennial Pin

Issued to new members during 2019.


Journal Cover – cENTENNIAL cELEBRATION eDITION OF eNTRE nOSOTROS, sPRING 2019

In homage to the first edition of Entre
Nosotros
issued March, 1939. Cover design by M. Del Mastro.


75th Anniversary certificate, Alpha Phi, Texas Tech University, August 27, 2019

Signed by President LUCY F. LEE and Secretary MARK P. DEL MASTRO

Courtesy of Professor Comfort Pratt, Alpha Phi Chapter Adviser at Texas Tech University and Sigma Delta Pi Vice-President of the southwest, 2022


College of Charleston lecture, November 14, 2019

The announcement flyer for Dr. Del Mastro’s presentation at the College of Charleston for his book on the 100-year history of Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019).


2020s

Ruth Barnes Replica Pin

Presented to new members during spring 2020 through November 30 to commemorate Sigma Delta Pi’s Centennial Celebration.*

*Initially this replica pin was to be issued only during the spring of 2020 to recognize the Centennial Celebration. However, a decrease in new members due to the Covid-19 pandemic prompted the extension of the pin’s issue through November 2020.


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