Since March 4, 1852, the history of our organization has been forming. As the second oldest women’s organization in the United States, Philomatheans and Phi Mus have a long and rich legacy. As a part of Phi Mu’s Global Ends Policy, The National Headquarters has pioneered the Digital Archive initiative to help Phi Mus all across the globe have hands-on access to this rich history.
The Digital Archive focuses mainly on the earliest days of the organization. The site includes sections on philanthropic efforts, conventions and photos of treasured memorabilia. It will eventually include materials through the present day and from individual chapters.
The project was made possible through a grant from Phi Mu Foundation.
HistoryIT, a Maine-based company that helps organizations make their historical collections widely accessible, developed the Digital Archives. Before beginning their work, a team from HistoryIT traveled to the Headquarters in 2017 to assess the archives, take photos and speak with staff and volunteers.
Phi Mu is excited to offer this incredible window into the Phi Mu experiences of the past, and cannot wait to see how members lives continue to be enriched through this initiative.
You can check out the Digital Archive here.