The University of Toledo Archives
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Esther B. Lindsay Collection, 1923 to 1925


Size: 1 volume

Provenance: Esther Baer Lindsay, March 13th, 1987

Access: Open

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Condition: Fair

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Janice Colwell, October 23rd, 1997

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Esther Baer Lindsay attended the University of Toledo with her twin sister, Ethel, during 1923-1924 and 1924-1925, their freshman and sophomore years, before finishing college at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Many students attending the municipal university lived at home to take advantage of the cheaper cost. The University provided an active social life for students of the 1920’s with the founding of a number of sorority and fraternity organizations.

With her sister, Esther Lindsay helped found the Psi Chi Phi sorority at the University, then located on the Scott Park Campus. Although many of their social activities were still held at the former 11th and Illinois building, downtown. Psi Chi Phi later became the Delta Delta Delta group, when the sorority joined the national organization.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains one scrapbook on the Psi Chi Phi sorority, which later became Delta Delta Delta. The scrapbook was maintained by Esther Baer Lindsay, a student at UT from 1923 to 1925.


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