UA 040 - SICSIC Records, 1950-2006
|UA 040 - SICSIC Records, 1950-2006
|Records of a secret spirit society at Bowling Green State University.
In addition to the materials in this collection, the Center for Archival Collections has a scrapbook from SICSIC (MMS 1778) which covers its history, constitution, correspondence, photographs, and news clippings from 1946-1986. Also available is pOG 4038 - a published history of the organization, written by one of the original SICSIC members, James Limbacher.
Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. As described in the Visiting Researcher Application Form, researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright.
|SICSIC was born on October 5, 1946 in the middle of the night in the office of BGSU President Frank Prout. It was conceived as a way to boost school spirit and good will. Since its inception, SICSIC has been composed of 6 members -- two seniors, two juniors, and two sophomores. Members have always worn masks to conceal their identities, which are only known to a select few on campus. Each year there is a senior reveal event where the graduating members are made known. Two new members are selected each year from the freshman class to carry on SICSIC's traditions.
SICSIC activities include posting booster signs across campus, with their trademark slogan "SICSIC sez". At first their activities were done in the middle of the night so as not to be seen. In more recent years, along with the adoption of Halloween-type plastic masks rather than ski masks, SICSIC members are seen in public more often, such as at sporting events where they help cheer on the Falcons.
|Scope and Content
|This collection includes meeting minutes, correspondence, some financial information, and subject files. Also included are some photographs.
Collection size: 3 letter-sized manuscript boxes and 1 half legal-sized manuscript box (1.25 cubic feet).
Box 1: Minutes, Membership Records, Correspondence, Subject Files, A-H
Box 2: Subject files H-S
Box 3: Literary Productions, Financial Documents, Newsclippings, Printed Material, Photographic Material, Artwork
Box 4: Artwork, Artifacts