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Fraternities and Sororities Collection, 1903-2016 | Lawrence University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Fraternities and Sororities Collection, 1903-2016View associated digital content.

ID: LU-RG06/010

Primary Creator: Lawrence University

Other Creators: Barrows, Thomas N., Wriston, Henry M. (Henry Merritt) (1889-1978)

Extent: 13.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Subjects: Greek letter societies -- Wisconsin -- History -- 20th century

Forms of Material: correspondence, minutes, photographic prints, scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of records documenting social fraternities and sororities at Lawrence, dating from 1903 to the present. General files, records from the Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils, and records documenting individual chapters of fraternities and sororities are included. Materials include minutes, administrative documents, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera, and correspondence from presidents of the college pertaining to fraternities and sororities.

Subject/Index Terms

Greek letter societies -- Wisconsin -- History -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Lawrence University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 34 boxes

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Some materials may contain personal information - these are restricted for 75 years after date of creation. Contact the Archives for more information.

Use Restrictions: Property rights and copyright reside with Lawrence University.  For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

Acquisition Method:

Pi Beta Phi records transferred from Colman Hall to the Archives by Jan Quinlan, Alumni Relations, December 11, 1997.

Phi Kappa Tau chapter members donated materials upon the loss of their house in the fall of 2003, including scrapbooks and assorted framed photographs and certificates.

Phi Delta Theta records were transferred from the basement of 300 S. Meade upon the dissolution of the chapter in June, 2012.

Sigma Alpha Iota scrapbooks were donated to the Archives by chapter members in 2015.

The sources, dates, and methods of acquisition for the remainder of materials in this collection are unknown.

Related Materials: Presidents' correspondence pertaining to fraternities and sororities in general is filed with Presidents' Correspondence, LU-RG03-012.

Preferred Citation: Fraternities and Sororities Collection. LU-RG06-010. Lawrence University Archives, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Processing Information: Processed by Erin Dix, 2014.

Finding Aid Revision History: Box numbers revised, 2016-12.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General files, 1925-2008],
[Series 2: Governance records, 1922-1998],
[Series 3: Fraternity chapter records, 1903-2016],
[Series 4: Sorority chapter records, 1904-2016],

Series 1: General files, 1925-2008
Box 1
Folder 1: Committees on Discrimination in Fraternities and Sororities, 1963-1969
Folder 2: Fraternities, articles, 1934-1997
Folder 3: Fraternities, handbooks, 1938-1998
Extent: 3 folders
Folder 6: Fraternities, housemothers, 1955-1962
Folder 7: Fraternities, housing lawsuit, 2001-2004
Folder 8: Fraternities, "Operation Blood Drop", 1953
Folder 9: Fraternities, photographs, undatedView associated digital content.
Folder 10: Fraternities, rush booklets, 1983-2005
Folder 11: Rush handbooks, 1983-1998
Folder 12: Sororities, articles and information, 1927-2008
Folder 13: Sororities, photographs, 1940-1986
Folder 14: The Sorority Handbook, by Ida Martin, 1925

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General files, 1925-2008],
[Series 2: Governance records, 1922-1998],
[Series 3: Fraternity chapter records, 1903-2016],
[Series 4: Sorority chapter records, 1904-2016],

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