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Cheron Mayhall Letter To Mother Asking for Cookies for Gamma Sigma Fraternity

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Title

Cheron Mayhall Letter To Mother Asking for Cookies for Gamma Sigma Fraternity

Description

A letter written by Cheron Mayhall on September 24, 1963 to her mother concerning the making of cookies for the Gamma Sigma fraternity. Cheron was part of the Theta Nu Alpha Sorority at Pacific in the 60's and they were affiliated with the Gamma Sigma Fraternity. At Pacific it was common place for Fraternities and Sororities to be affiliated with each other as brother-sister and these connections still exist today at Pacific. Cheron is asking her mother to make cookies for the Gammas as a gesture of good faith as it seems she had declined the opportunity to become the Gamma Sigma House Mother. Cheron even instructs her mother to keep a "place of honor just incase Gammas grab boxer next time around." Cheron here is referring to the "Boxer toss" which was a brawl that took place between fraternities and other campus groups to seize the Boxer Statue that is now the mascot of Pacific. This letter shows how the fraternities were viewed and treated by the sororities who seemingly just did things like bake cookies and supported them in the Boxer Toss from the sidelines. This document is from a collection of photocopies of Cheron Mayhall's letters from her time at pacific.

Creator

Cheron Mayhall

Date

1963

Identifier

PUA_WH_25

Rights

No Known Copyright

Citation

Cheron Mayhall, “Cheron Mayhall Letter To Mother Asking for Cookies for Gamma Sigma Fraternity,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed March 23, 2019, https://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/7613.

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