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Fraternities Collection, 1830-2014 (Bulk: 1830s-1984)
42 records storage boxes, 2 archives boxes, 3 half archives boxes, 3 oversize boxes (46 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Correspondence, reports, printed material, newspaper clippings, financial and business records, publications and other materials relating to fraternities at Amherst College.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The following restrictions to access apply to the Fraternities Collection: material less than 50 years old may be restricted; material containing information protected by privacy laws is restricted permanently; and particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Fraternities Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Historical Note

Fraternities played an important role in the history of Amherst College from the founding of the first "secret society" in 1830 to the dissolution of the fraternity system in 1984 and the continuing presence of "underground" fraternity activity.

The first student-run societies at Amherst College were the literary Athenian and Alexandrian societies, open to all students. In 1830, a secret literary society was formed, Chi Delta Theta, which lasted until 1845. "Secret" and "Anti-Secret" societies proliferated in the coming decades both at Amherst and at other American colleges. The first national fraternity to open a chapter at Amherst was Alpha Delta Phi in 1837. At their peak, in the 1910s-1930s, there were fourteen fraternity chapters; in addition, non-fraternity men formed parallel groups such as the Commons Club (1941) and the Lord Jeffrey Amherst Club (1935) as a balance to fraternities' secrecy and elitism.

Fraternities and other secret societies were the cause of much concern to Amherst College's faculty and administration at various points in their history. In 1842, faculty required the two fraternities on campus to share their secret files, but were unable to enforce the request. Continuing concern brought President Edward Hitchcock to write letters to other college presidents in 1846 inquiring into their experiences with secret societies. Eventually the fraternities gained general acceptance and flourished until the disruptions of World War II. During this time most of the fraternities bought or built houses, established ties with national fraternities, formed bases of alumni support and changed focus from largely literary and academic pursuits to a greater emphasis on social events and leisure activities. In 1943, during World War II, the fraternities were shut down and their houses served as military quarters. After the war, the changing social and academic climate led to a debate on the question of whether to restore fraternities at Amherst. The fraternities were reopened, but never again enjoyed the firm support of previous decades.

On April 20, 1946 the Trustees of the college declared that all fraternities would be required to formally advise the Trustees that they did not discriminate on the basis of race, color or creed in their membership selection process. The initial deadline of October 1, 1948 was later extended to February 1, 1951 to permit extra time for local fraternity chapters having difficulty negotiating for the removal of discriminatory clauses with their national. During this period, a number of houses found themselves at odds with the discriminatory policies of their national bodies and found it necessary to disaffiliate and become locally-based organizations; the first to surrender its charter was Delta Tau Delta in September 1946, subsequently becoming Kappa Theta. The first fraternity to deal with the challenge of racial integration was Phi Kappa Psi, which pledged Thomas Gibbs (AC 1951), a black student, in 1948; it was not only the first fraternity at Amherst to do so, but the first in the nation. At the time, the local chapter did not expect to stir up controversy over this act, as there was no clause of discrimination in the national's constitution; however, that August, the Amherst delegates to the national convention were met with an order forbidding the pledging of Gibbs. The Amherst Phi Psi chapter, with the overwhelming (but not quite unanimous) support of its alumni, held fast to its decision. Accordingly, in December 1948, the national executive committee suspended the chapter. No longer affiliated with the national, Amherst's Phi Kappa Psi changed its name to Phi Alpha Psi. The whole matter caused a storm of national publicity.

The post-war issue of discrimination signaled a new attitude toward fraternities at the College: if fraternities were to continue on campus, their first allegiance would have to be to the ideals and priorities of the College, not the national body. Projecting forward to 1975, when Amherst became coeducational, their future was immediately put in jeopardy.

Major milestones since the Phi Psi controversy are as follows: the achievement of 100% rushing in 1952, the first College in the nation to implement such a system; the transfer of fraternity property to College ownership in 1963; the mandate in 1980 to include female students in fraternities; and ultimately, the formal dissolution of the fraternity system in 1984.

AMHERST COLLEGE FRATERNITIES: OVERVIEW

  • Chi Delta Theta
    Dates: 1830-1845
  • Alpha Delta Phi (previously Iota Pi Kappa)
    Dates: 1837-1984
  • Psi Upsilon
    Dates: 1841-1984
  • Delta Kappa
    Dates: 1845-1870
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
    Dates: 1846-1984
    Disaffiliation from national: [1971?]
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
    Dates: 1847-1848, 1854-[1860]
  • Delta Upsilon (non-secret)
    Dates: 1849- 1982
    Disaffiliation from national: unknown
  • Sigma Delta Alpha
    Dates: 1855-1868
  • Zeta Psi
    Dates: 1858-1859
  • Chi Psi/ Delta Chi Psi
    Dates: 1864-1984
    Disaffiliation from national: unknown
  • Chi Phi
    Dates: 1873-1984
  • Beta Theta Pi (previously Torch and Crown)
    Dates: 1883-[at least 1968]
  • Theta Delta Chi/ Theta Delta
    Dates: 1885-1984
    Dates: unknown
  • Phi Delta Theta/ Sigma
    Dates: 1888-1984
    Disaffiliation from national: 1953
  • Phi Gamma Delta/Chi
    Dates: 1893-1984
    Disaffiliation from national: 1958
  • Phi Kappa Psi/ Phi Alpha Psi
    Dates: 1895- 1969
    Disaffiliation from national: 1948
  • Kappa Theta/ Delta Tau Delta/ Kappa Theta
    Dates: 1909-[at least 1968]
    Disaffiliation from national: 1946 (national in 1918)
  • Sigma Delta Rho/Theta Xi/ Alpha Theta Xi
    Dates: 1909-1984
    Disaffiliation from national: 1958 (national in 1932)
  • Theta Nu Epsilon [1885-1925]

NON-FRATERNAL GREEK LETTER SOCIETIES
(See: Clubs and Societies Collection)

  • Delta Sigma Rho (honorary debating society, but not represented in Clubs and Societies Collection)
  • Epsilon Pi Delta (non-secret honor society, members were selected as best all-around men, 1881-1908)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (national honor society)
  • Sigma Xi (science honor society)

GREEK ALPHABET KEY:

  • Α - Alpha
  • Β - Beta
  • Γ - Gamma
  • Δ - Delta
  • Ε - Epsilon
  • Ζ - Zeta
  • Η - Eta
  • Θ - Theta
  • Ι - Iota
  • Κ - Kappa
  • Λ - Lambda
  • Μ - Mu
  • Ν - Nu
  • Ξ - Xi
  • Ο - Omicron
  • Π - Pi
  • Ρ - Rho
  • Σ - Sigma
  • Τ - Tau
  • Υ - Upsilon
  • Φ - Phi
  • Χ - Chi
  • Ψ - Psi
  • Ω - Omega

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, reports, printed material, newspaper clippings, financial and business records, publications and other materials relating to fraternities at Amherst College.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The following restrictions to access apply to the Fraternities Collection: material less than 50 years old may be restricted; material containing information protected by privacy laws is restricted permanently; and particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Fraternities Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Fraternities Collection [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

The materials in this collection have come from a wide variety of sources over time and items continue to be added. Where materials were received with evidence of original organization, such organization was maintained. In other instances, material was arranged by material type, subject or date.

Accruals:

Material may be added to the collection in the future.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English
Bibliography

Cutting, George Rugg, 1848-1903. Student life at Amherst College. Its organizations, their membership and history. Amherst : Hatch & Williams, 1871. [ FULL TEXT]

Contents List
Series 1: GENERAL INFORMATION
1838-2014


Series 1 consists of material relevant to fraternities generally or to more than one fraternity. Included in this series are materials on fraternity business management, the debate about reopening fraternities after World War II, various studies and reports on the place of fraternities at the College and materials on the closing of fraternities in 1984. Many of these topics are also represented in the files of the individual fraternities. Of particular interest is the 1846 correspondence (largely composed of modern copies) between President Edward Hitchcock and the presidents of eight other institutions regarding their fraternities.

General


Box 1: folder 1
Abolition, final report of the Ac Hoc Trustee Committee on Campus Life
1984 Feb 21

Box 1: folder 2
Abolition, flyers and printed matter
1983-1984

Box 1: folder 3
Abolition, memo from Dean of Students
1983 Jan 26

Box 1: folder 4
Abolition, newspaper clippings, Amherst Student
1983-1984

Box 1: folder 5
Abolition, newspaper clippings
1983-1984

Box 1: folder 6-8
Abolition, renaming of former fraternity houses


Box 1: folder 9
Abolition: Statement and resolution by Trustees concerning "underground" fraternities
2014 May

Box 1: folder 9a
Abolition, white paper, "The Place of Fraternities at Amherst College" (Julian H. Gibbs to the Board of Trustees)
1983 Feb 16

Box 1: folder 10
Agora, house presidents' council
1950

Box 1: folder 11
Bond Prize oration, "The Cost of National Fraternity Affiliation" by Walter Orr Roberts
1938 Jun 19

Box 1: folder 12
Business management, See also: house management
1936-1954

Box 1: folder 13
Correspondence, draft letter from Edward Hitchcock to College presidents
1845 Dec 9

Box 1: folder 14
Correspondence, Edward Everett to Edward Hitchcock (copy)
1846 Aug 3

Box 1: folder 15
Correspondence, Thomas Wayland to Edward Hitchcock (copy)
1846 Aug 3

Box 1: folder 16
Correspondence, Eliphalet Nott to Edward Hitchcock (transcript)
1846 Aug 6

Box 1: folder 17
Correspondence, Simeon North to Edward Hitchcock (copy)
1846 Aug 6

Box 1: folder 18
Correspondence, Jonathan Day to Edward Hitchcock (copy)
1846 Aug 7

Box 1: folder 19
Correspondence, Mark Hopkins to Edward Hitchcock (copies)
1838, 1846 Aug 8

Box 1: folder 20
Correspondence, Leonard Woods to Edward Hitchcock (copy)
1846 Aug 12

Box 1: folder 21
Correspondence, James Carnahan to Edward Hitchcock (copy)
1846 Aug 12

Box 1: folder 22
Discrimination, "Discrimination and the Amherst Fraternity" by Ralph Young for The Amherst Student
1959 May

Box 1: folder 23
Discrimination, publications


Box 1: folder 24
Faculty advisor
1954

Box 1: folder 25
Fraternity statistics
n.d.

Box 1: folder 26
Hazing


Box 1: folder 27
House management/ fraternity business manager papers
c.1946-1956

Box 1: folder 28-30
House management/ fraternity business manager papers, development of fraternity business management
1932-1937

Box 1: folder 31
House management/ fraternity business manager papers, insurance survey of fraternity property
1951

Box 1: folder 32
House management/ fraternity business manager papers, house management committee notebook
1957-1962

Box 1: folder 33
[RESTICTED UNTIL 2012]


Box 1: folder 33
House management/ fraternity business manager papers, publications


Box 1: folder 34
House management committee
1951-1952

Box 1: folder 35
Insignia


Box 1: folder 36
Lottery houses


Box 1: folder 37
National Interfraternity Conference
1946 Nov

Box 1: folder 38
News clippings


Box 1: folder 39-40
Publications, "Documents relative to the Secret and Anti-secret Societies of Amherst College"
1854

Box 1: folder 41
Publications, various articles
1938-1956

Box 1: folder 42
Publications, "Fraternities at Amherst"
1949

Box 1: folder 43
Publications, "Amherst Social Organizations"
1950

Box 2: folder 1
Publications "The Fraternities/ The Lord Jeff Club"
[1952]

Box 2: folder 2
Publications, "Fraternities at Amherst"
1962

Box 2: folder 3
Publications, "A Commentary on Student Life"
1965

Box 2: folder 4
Ratings
1918-1968

Box 2: folder 5
Record form
n.d.

Box 2: folder 6
Report on their sanitary and fire condition
1909-1922

Box 2: folder 7
Report of the Committee to Restudy Fraternities at Amherst College, Amherst Student
1957 Oct 3

Box 2: folder 8
Report, memorandum to the trustees of Amherst College on the student life report from the subcommittee of the House Management Committee
1965

Box 2: folder 9
Report, College Council Fraternity Report
1970

Box 2: folder 10
Rules for shower
n.d.

Box 2: folder 11
Rushing


Box 2: folder 12
Rushing policies
1940-42

Box 2: folder 13
Rushing, student council


Box 2: folder 14
Secret societies



Note:

See: Scrapbooks Collection, administrative scrapbooks, college memorabilia (secret societies), 1868-1876

Student finances


Box 2: folder 15
Student paper, "The Manufacture of Tradition: Amherst Fraternity Houses in the Progressive Era" by John A. Shope
1985 Dec 5

Box 2: folder 16
Symposia, "Fraternities in a Liberal Arts College"
1950 Feb 22

Box 2: folder 17
Trustee statement on fraternities
1966

Box 2: folder 18
World War II, reopening of fraternities after war


Box 2: folder 19
World War II, report of the Committee on Postwar Fraternities, The Fraternity Business Management of AC
1945

Box 2: folder 20
World War II, letter on continuation of fraternity traditions
1946

Box 2: folder 21
Series 2: ALPHA DELTA PHI
1942-1983 (bulk 1870-1960)


Series 2 is composed of the files of the Amherst chapter of Alpha Delta Phi. Of note is the extensive collection of student papers from student literary exercises held weekly at fraternity meetings. The papers provide a substantial record of the fraternity's literary activities from 1904-1955 and provide a fascinating window into student views, serious and silly, from those years. Other items of interest are an unusually complete record of fraternity president's correspondence from 1948-1958 and a file of examinations kept by fraternity members for their own reference.

General Material



General


Box 3: folder 1
Semi-centennial
1887

Box 3: folder 2
Centennial
1936

Box 3: folder 3
Class day/commencement week


Box 3: folder 4
Constitution
1839, 1936

Box 3: folder 5
Conventions
1856-1961

Box 3: folder 6-7
Convention reports


Box 3: folder 8
Correspondence
1842

Box 3: folder 9
Dances


Box 3: folder 10
Faculty receptions


Box 3: folder 11
Faculty teas


Box 3: folder 12
Guest book
1890-1928

Box 15: folder 1
Histories


Box 3: folder 13-15
History, David Torrey (AC1843) letter on history of chapter


Box 3: folder 16
History, copy of letter by Samuel Eels on formation
n.d.

Box 3: folder 17
Iota Pi Kappa, merged with ADP c.1836


Box 3: folder 18
Library record book


Box 3: folder 19
News clippings


Box 3: folder 20
Posters and publicity
n.d.

Box 3: folder 21
Programs and invitations


Box 3: folder 22
Property


Box 3: folder 23
Publications/ printed material


Box 3: folder 24
Publications, chapter newsletters
1952-1953

Box 3: folder 25
Restricted material removed to box 47


Box 3: folder 25
Room plans
1941-1943

Box 3: folder 26
Songs and song books


Box 3: folder 27
Stationery


Box 3: folder 28
Theatrical performances


Box 3: folder 29
Administrative Records



Bylaws and minutes


Box 3: folder 30
Correspondence re: bills


Box 3: folder 31
Correspondence, President Case
1948-1949

Box 3: folder 32
Correspondence, President Beitzel
1949 Mar-Nov

Box 3: folder 33
Correspondence, President Balmos
1949-1950

Box 3: folder 34
Correspondence, President Miller
1950 Apr-Nov

Box 3: folder 35
Correspondence, President Longsworth
1950-1951

Box 3: folder 36
Correspondence, President Hindle (second folder of restricted material removed to box 47)
1951 Mar-Nov

Box 4: folder 1
Correspondence, President Vernon
1951-1952

Box 4: folder 2
Correspondence, President Evans
1952 Apr-Nov

Box 4: folder 3
Correspondence, President Cruikshank
1952-1953

Box 4: folder 4
Correspondence, President Powell
1953 May-Nov

Box 4: folder 5
Correspondence, President Gove
1953 Nov-1954 Apr

Box 4: folder 6
Correspondence, President Seasholes
1954 Apr-Dec

Box 4: folder 7-8
Correspondence, President Hall
1955 Nov-1956 Apr

Box 4: folder 9
Correspondence, President Vernon
1956 Apr-Nov

Box 4: folder 10
Correspondence, President Rothner
1956 Dec-1957 May

Box 4: folder 11
Correspondence, President Niehuss
1957 Apr-Dec

Box 4: folder 12
Correspondence, President Goddard
1957 Dec-1958 May

Box 4: folder 13
Correspondence of J. Alfred Guest, Assistant Clerk/ Assistant Secretary [one folder removed to restricted box 47, other folders restricted until 2016, 2019, 2021, 2032, 2033]
1946-1983

Box 4: folder 14-19
History project
1939-1940

Box 4: folder 20
House business [restricted until 2011]
1956-1961

Box 4: folder 21
House improvements
1939-1941

Box 4: folder 22-23
Important documents
1880-1894

Box 4: folder 24
Initiation speaker
1940

Box 4: folder 25
Miscellaneous


Box 4: folder 26
Missives, directives, etc.
1919-1948, n.d.

Box 4: folder 27
National fraternity


Box 4: folder 28
Officer's handbook
1958

Box 4: folder 29
Old bylaws


Box 4: folder 30
President's reports
1917-1919

Box 4: folder 31
Property transfer vote [restricted until 2011]
1961

Box 5: folder 1-2
Examination Files



Examinations, by subject [one folder removed to restricted box 47]


Box 5: folder 3-19
Financial Records



Account book
1870-1875

Box 5: folder 20
Account book
1875-1893

Box 5: folder 21
Account book
1876-1878

Box 5: folder 22
Account book
1878-1890

Box 5: folder 23
Account book
[1901-1910]

Box 5: folder 24
Account book
1910-1917

Box 15: folder 2
Cash book
1916-1918

Box 6: folder 1
Cash book No. 1
n.d.

Box 15: folder 3
Cash book No. 2
1916-1922

Box 15: folder 4
Cash book No. 6
n.d.

Box 15: folder 5
Account book
1936-1937

Box 44: folder 1
Account book
1944-1958

Box 44: folder 2
Membership Records



Membership records
1879-1917

Box 6: folder 2
Initiation log
1885-1890

Box 6: folder 3
Personal record forms
1896-1932

Box 6a: folder 1
Personal record forms
1932-1933

Box 6: folder 4
Personal record forms
1933-1948

Box 6: folder 5
Personal record forms
1960-1965

Box 45: folder 1
Minutes



History and minute book
c.1835-1853

Box 6: folder 6
Minute book and membership list (1877-1924)
1877-1884

Box 6: folder 7
Board of directors minute book
1881-1935

Box 6: folder 8
Board of directors, items removed from minute book


Box 6: folder 9
Minute book [restricted until 2016]
1881-1966

Box 7: folder 1
Minute book
1884-1890

Box 7: folder 2
Minute book
1897-1899

Box 7: folder 3
Minute book
1899-1900

Box 7: folder 4
Minute book
1900-1901

Box 7: folder 5
Minute book
1901-1902

Box 7: folder 6
Minute book
1901-1903

Box 7: folder 7
Minute book
1904-1907

Box 7: folder 8
Minute book
1907-1910

Box 7: folder 9
Minute book
1910-1912

Box 7: folder 10
Minute book
1914-1917

Box 7: folder 11
Minute book
1917-1921

Box 7: folder 12
Minute book
1921-1924

Box 7: folder 13
Minute book
1924-1934

Box 8: folder 1
Minute book
1937-1970

Box 8: folder 2
Minute book
1948-1956

Box 8: folder 3
Student Papers



Debates
1912-1920, n.d.

Box 9: folder 1
National literary competition
1951-1952

Box 9: folder 2
National literary competition
1957-1958

Box 9: folder 3
Prizewinning productions
1931-1950

Box 9: folder 4
Unattributed authorship
n.d.

Box 9: folder 5-7
Class of 1908, by student name
1904-1908

Box 9: folder 8-10
Class of 1909, by student name
1905-1909

Box 9: folder 11-14
Class of 1910, by student name
1906-19010

Box 9: folder 15-20
Class of 1911, by student name
1907-1911

Box 9: folder 21-27
Class of 1912, by student name
1908-1912

Box 9: folder 28-36
Class of 1913, by student name
1909-1913

Box 9: folder 37-47
Class of 1914, by student name
1910-1914

Box 9: folder 48-55
Class of 1915, by student name
1911-1915

Box 9: folder 56-66
Class of 1916, by student name
1912-1916

Box 9: folder 67-79
Class of 1917, by student name
1913-1917

Box 9: folder 80-87
Class of 1918, by student name
1914-1918

Box 9: folder 88-98
Class of 1919, by student name
1915-1919

Box 10: folder 1-13
Class of 1920, by student name
1916-1920

Box 10: folder 14-28
Class of 1921, by student name
1917-1921

Box 10: folder 29-35
Class of 1922, by student name
1918-1922

Box 10: folder 36-49
Class of 1923, by student name
1919-1923

Box 10: folder 50-56
Class of 1924, by student name
1920-1924

Box 10: folder 57-63
Class of 1925, by student name
1921-1925

Box 10: folder 64-71
Class of 1926, by student name
1922-1926

Box 10: folder 72-82
Class of 1927, by student name
1923-1927

Box 10: folder 83-94
Class of 1928, by student name
1924-1928

Box 11: folder 1-14
Class of 1929, by student name
1925-1929

Box 11: folder 15-24
Class of 1930, by student name
1926-1930

Box 12: folder 1-18
Class of 1931, by student name
1927-1931

Box 12: folder 19-30
Class of 1932, by student name
1928-1932

Box 12: folder 31-43
Class of 1933, by student name
1929-1933

Box 12: folder 44-56
Class of 1934, by student name
1930-1934

Box 12: folder 57-71
Class of 1935, by student name
1931-1935

Box 12: folder 72-82
Class of 1936, by student name
1932-1936

Box 12: folder 83-106
Class of 1937, by student name
1933-1937

Box 13: folder 1-22
Class of 1938, by student name
1934-1938

Box 13: folder 23-39
Class of 1939, by student name
1935-1939

Box 13: folder 40-51
Class of 1940, by student name
1936-1940

Box 13: folder 52-68
Class of 1941, by student name
1937-1941

Box 13: folder 69-81
Class of 1942, by student name
1938-1942

Box 14: folder 1-9
Class of 1943, by student name
1939-1943

Box 14: folder 10-26
Class of 1944, by student name
1940-1944

Box 14: folder 27-46
Class of 1945, by student name
1941-1945

Box 14: folder 47-63
Class of 1946, by student name
1942-1946

Box 14: folder 64-68
Class of 1947, by student name
1943-1947

Box 14: folder 69-72
Class of 1948, by student name
1944-1948

Box 14: folder 73-74
Class of 1949, by student name
1945-1949

Box 14: folder 75-98
Class of 1950, by student name
1946-1950

Box 14: folder 99-120
Class of 1951, by student name
1947-1951

Box 14: folder 121-137
Class of 1952, by student name
1948-1952

Box 14: folder 138-151
Class of 1953, by student name
1949-1953

Box 14: folder 152-158
Class of 1954, by student name
1950-1954

Box 14: folder 159-171
Class of 1955, by student name
1951-1955

Box 14: folder 172-184
Series 3: BETA THETA PI
1870-1969


Beta Theta Pi



See also: Clubs and Societies collection, Torch and Crown (predecessor of Beta Theta Pi)


Box 14: folder 172-184
General


Box 16: folder 1
Annual Reports


Box 16: folder 2
Annual Reports of the Corresponding Secretary and various committees
1908-1949

Box 16: folder 3
Catalog and songs
c.1870

Box 16: folder 4
Constitution, Amherst Chapter
n.d.

Box 16: folder 5
Constitution
1879

Box 16: folder 6
Constitution
1881-1896

Box 16: folder 7
Constitution and laws
1912

Box 16: folder 8
Constitution and laws
1950, 1957

Box 16: folder 9
Constitution and laws
1957

Box 16: folder 10
Correspondence


Box 16: folder 11
Correspondence with national organization


Box 16: folder 12
Fraternity business managers file


Box 16: folder 13
Guest book
1897-1914

Box 16: folder 14
Guest book
1915-1955

Box 16: folder 15
House and property


Box 16: folder 16
House: architect contract
1914

Box 16: folder 17
House committees
c. 1951

Box 16: folder 18
House: fire insurance policy
1904

Box 16: folder 19
House: mortgage
1913

Box 16: folder 20
Invitations


Box 16: folder 21
National audit
1957

Box 16: folder 22
National centenary
1939

Box 16: folder 23
National fraternity events


Box 16: folder 24
Officer's manual
1952-1954

Box 16: folder 25
Programs


Box 16: folder 26
Publications, The Mystic Messenger
1890

Box 16: folder 27
Restricted material removed to box 47


Box 16: folder 27
Roll of honor (includes Initiation Log, 1941)
1879-1894

Box 17: folder 1
Songs
1946, n.d.

Box 17: folder 2
Student essays


Box 17: folder 3
Title transfer to College
1961

Box 17: folder 4
Vice-President's book, programs for meetings
1912-1924

Box 17: folder 5
Financial Records



Cash book
1879-1901

Box 17: folder 6
Cash book
1902-1910

Box 17: folder 7
Ledger
1907-1910

Box 17a: folder 1
Bank books
1909-1947

Box 17: folder 8
Cash book
1910-1912

Box 17: folder 9
Treasury book
1911-1914

Box 17: folder 10
Ledger
1913

Box 17a: folder 2
Cash book
1913-1924

Box 17: folder 11
Account book
1914-1938

Box 17: folder 12
John V. B. Scarborough Fund
1924

Box 17: folder 13
Cash Book
1935-1941

Box 17a: folder 3
Accounts book
1941

Box 19: folder 3
Steward's account book
1941-1942

Box 17a: folder 4
Membership Records



Alumni lists
n.d.

Box 17: folder 14
"Life Book"
1881-1892

Box 17: folder 15
Roll book I
[1883]-1900

Box 45: folder 2
"Life Book"
1893-1896

Box 17: folder 16
Roll book II
1900-1919

Box 19: folder 2
Roll book III
1920-1934

Box 19: folder 3
Roll book IV
1935-1942

Box 19: folder 4
Roll book V
1941-1949

Box 19: folder 5
Roll book VI
1950-1960

Box 19: folder 6
Roll book VII
1960-1969

Box 19: folder 7
Minutes



Minute book
1882-1892

Box 18: folder 1
Minute book
1885-1920

Box 18: folder 2
Minute book
1909-1916

Box 18: folder 3
Minute book
1939-1948

Box 18: folder 4
Minute book
1949-1950

Box 18: folder 5
Minutes
1950-1952

Box 18: folder 6
Minutes
1951-1957

Box 18: folder 7
Minutes
1960-1961

Box 18: folder 8
Series 4: CHI PHI
1875-1982 (bulk 1906-1960)


Series 4 consists of records of the Amherst chapter of Chi Phi. Of interest is an undated letter regarding a proposed new secret honor society at Amherst named "Sarcophagus."

Chi Phi



General


Box 18: folder 9
"Alpha's Book"
1963

Box 18: folder 10
Annual Reports
1940-1941

Box 18: folder 11
Appointment Cards


Box 18: folder 12
Auditor's Reports
c.1935-1952

Box 18: folder 13
Bill to B. W. Edgerton


Box 18: folder 14
Bylaws


Box 18: folder 15
Bylaws and Annual Reports
1951-1957

Box 18: folder 16
Bylaws and Social Code
1952-1955

Box 18: folder 17
Constitution and Laws
1913

Box 18: folder 18
Correspondence


Box 18: folder 19
Correspondence
1906-1924, n.d.

Box 18: folder 20
Correspondence
1910-1924, n.d.

Box 18: folder 21
Dances


Box 18: folder 22
Dances: Butler and Ullman, rental of plants


Box 18: folder 23
Dances: Chaperones
1911

Box 18: folder 24
Dances: Letter from Smith College Warden re: attendance of students at dance
1926

Box 18: folder 25
Dances: Receipted Orchestra Bill


Box 18: folder 26
Dances: Correspondence re: Dance Bands


Box 18: folder 27
Dances: Round Robin Dance
1928

Box 18: folder 28
Dances: Invitations


Box 18: folder 29
Dances: Replies to Invitations


Box 18: folder 30
Engraved Card


Box 18: folder 31
Financial Records
1933-1936

Box 18: folder 32
Guest Book
1917-1936

Box 20: folder 1
James (Jimmy) Hamilton (AC1906) Fund, etc. [restricted until 2017]
1955-1967

Box 20: folder 2
History


Box 20: folder 3
History
1875-1890

Box 20: folder 4
History
1890-1902

Box 20: folder 5
History
1918-1922

Box 20: folder 6
House: Construction


Box 20: folder 7
House: Construction specifications
n.d.

Box 20: folder 8
House: Contract for construction
1916

Box 20: folder 9
House: Fundraising


Box 20: folder 10
House: Fundraising pledges


Box 20: folder 11
House: Legal Documents


Box 20: folder 12
House: Sale of previous house


Box 20: folder 13
Initiation Banquet: expenses, report


Box 20: folder 14
Initiation: Hazing
1911

Box 20: folder 15
Initiation: Instructions to freshmen/ hazing


Box 20: folder 16
Letter re: Bill


Box 20: folder 17
Letter re: Student room rent


Box 20: folder 18
Librarian's Papers


Box 20: folder 19
Meetings of Directors
1939-1947

Box 20: folder 20
News clippings


Box 20: folder 21
Petition to establish charter
1874

Box 20: folder 22
Pictures, Poem by Hamilton, Autograph


Box 20: folder 23
Pledging and initiation


Box 20: folder 24
Programs and invitations


Box 20: folder 25-27
Property transfer, alumni ballots
1955

Box 20: folder 28
Publications, local


Box 20: folder 29
Publications, national


Box 21: folder 1
Publications
1936-1951

Box 21: folder 2
Recommendation form


Box 21: folder 3
Restricted material removed to box 47


Box 21: folder 3
"Sarcophagus"
n.d.

Box 21: folder 4
Scroll
n.d.

Map case 3, drawer 6
Songs


Box 21: folder 5
Songbooks


Box 21: folder 6
Treasurer's Reports
1923-1952

Box 21a: folder 1
Administrative Records



Corporation - Letters and Reports
1902-1960

Box 21: folder 7
Corporation - Letters and Reports [restricted until 2032]
1960-1982

Box 21: folder 7a
Corporate Record Book
1884-1950

Box 21: folder 8
Corporate Records
1924-1929

Box 21: folder 9
Corporate Records
1930-1939

Box 21: folder 10
Corporate Records
1940-1949

Box 21: folder 11
Corporate Records
1950-1953

Box 21: folder 12
Corporate Records
1954

Box 21: folder 13
Corporate Records
1955-1956

Box 21: folder 14
Corporate Records
1958-1959

Box 21: folder 15
Reports sent to national headquarters
c.1913-1946

Box 21: folder 16-17
Reports sent to national headquarters
1946-1950

Box 21: folder 18
Reports sent to national headquarters
1950-1957

Box 21: folder 19
Reports sent to national headquarters
1957-1960

Box 21: folder 20
Reports sent to national headquarters [restricted until 2013]
1961-1963

Box 21: folder 21
Membership Records



Chapter register
1899-1932

Box 46: folder 1
Chapter register
1934-1960

Box 46: folder 2
Chapter register
1961-1963

Box 22: folder 1
Initiation log
1903-[1917]

Box 22: folder 2
Initiation log
1918-1926

Box 22: folder 3
Initiation log
1926-1933

Box 22: folder 4
Initiation log
[1934]-1939

Box 22: folder 5
Initiation log
1940-1947

Box 22: folder 6
Initiation log
1948-1953

Box 22: folder 7
Initiation log
1953-1958

Box 22: folder 8
Initiation log
1959-1964

Box 22: folder 9
Minutes



Minute Book
1880-1881

Box 23: folder 1
Minute Book
1881

Box 23: folder 2
Minute Book
1881-1885

Box 23: folder 3
Minute Book
1886-1895

Box 23: folder 4
Minute Book
1895-1903

Box 23: folder 5
Minute Book
1904-1912

Box 23: folder 6
Minute Book
1913-1921

Box 23: folder 7
Minute Book
1915-1916

Box 23: folder 8
Minutes
1925-1930

Box 23: folder 9
Minute Book
1933-1943

Box 23: folder 10
Minute Book
1952-1954

Box 23: folder 11
Minutes
1952-1957

Box 23: folder 12
Minutes
1957-1960

Box 23: folder 13
Series 5: CHI PSI/ DELTA CHI PSI
1864-2004 (bulk 1870-1979)


Series 5 is composed of the records of the Amherst chapter of Chi Psi, renamed Delta Chi Psi after its split with the national organization. Of interest is an extensive run of annual convention materials from 1872-1967 including local reports; an unusually large quantity of early correspondence; a sizable file of examinations kept by fraternity members and a large run of "Chaos," the publication of the Amherst Chi Psi chapter, from 1871-1913, many of which are handwritten and illustrated.

Chi Psi/ Delta Chi Psi



General


Box 24: folder 1
Agreement of association
1882

Box 24: folder 2
Blueprints of Whitridge Hall
n.d.

Box 24: folder 3
Bylaws
1963

Box 24: folder 4
Constitution


Box 24: folder 5
Construction specifications
1922

Box 24: folder 6
Discrimination and voting procedure


Box 24: folder 7
"Hamilton Lemonade"


Box 24: folder 8
In Memoriam
1875, 1917

Box 24: folder 9
Initiation forms


Box 24: folder 10
News clippings


Box 24: folder 11
Programs and invitations


Box 24: folder 12-13
Reminiscences of Bowdoin student days by C. P. Roberts
1910

Box 24: folder 14
Restricted material removed to box 47


Box 24: folder 14
Songs


Box 24: folder 15
Administrative Files



Bookwater, Clark, C. W. Johnson III
1956-1960

Box 24: folder 16
File of Dan Boone [folder 17 restricted until 2029]
1920-1979

Box 24: folder 17-18
"J. P. Brokaw" [restricted until 2013]
1953-1963

Box 24: folder 19
File of John P. Howe III [restricted until 2014 and 2015]
1951-1965

Box 24: folder 20-21
File of "J. B. Johnson, #1 and #4"
1957-1960

Box 24: folder 22
"Mallory, Kuglar, Neale" [restricted until 2011]
1960 May-1961 Jan

Box 24: folder 23
File of Kelliman Smith
1949-1951

Box 24: folder 24
File of Lloyd Snyder [restricted until 2015]
1958-1965

Box 24: folder 25
Miscellaneous papers [4 folders restricted until 2012 and 2016]
1909-1966

Box 24: folder 26-30
Reports
1957-1963

Box 24: folder 31
Conventions



Annual convention material
1872-1888, n.d.

Box 24: folder 32-44
Annual convention material [3 folders restricted until 2014, 2016 and 2017]
1890-1967

Box 25: folder 1-33
Correspondence



Correspondence


Box 25: folder 34
Correspondence
n.d.

Box 25: folder 35
Correspondence
1864-1899, n.d.

Box 25: folder 36
Correspondence
1867-1890

Box 25: folder 37
Correspondence
1871-1900

Box 25: folder 38
Correspondence
1872 Sep-1873 Jun

Box 25: folder 39
Correspondence
1883 Mar-1886 Oct

Box 25: folder 40
Correspondence
1886 Nov-1887 Apr

Box 25: folder 41
Correspondence
1887 May-1900 Jun

Box 25: folder 42
Correspondence
1908-1910

Box 25: folder 43-44
Correspondence
1908-1910

Box 26: folder 1
Correspondence
1954-1955

Box 26: folder 2
Correspondence, R. E. Peary to Edwin A. Grosvenor (AC faculty 1891-1914)


Box 26: folder 3
Correspondence, Paul Welles (AC1908)
1907-1908, n.d.

Box 26: folder 4-9
Examination Files



Examinations, by subject


Box 26: folder 10-44
Notes and notebooks


Box 26: folder 45-48
Notes and notebooks


Box 27: folder 1-4
Restricted examinations removed to box 47


Box 27: folder 1-4
Financial Materials



Annual budgets and financial reports


Box 27: folder 5
Budget [restricted until 2014]
1958-1964

Box 27: folder 6
Finance manual


Box 27: folder 7
Financial documents


Box 27: folder 8
Financial materials [restricted until 2016]
1965-1966

Box 27: folder 9-18
Treasurer's papers [restricted until 2016]
1890-1966

Box 27: folder 19-20
Minutes



Minute Book
1879-1889

Box 27: folder 21
Minute Book
1884-1885

Box 27: folder 22
Minute Book
1885-1886

Box 27: folder 23
Minute Book
1888-1891

Box 27: folder 24
Minute Book
1891-1894

Box 27: folder 25
Minute Book
1940-1949

Box 28: folder 1
Publications



Publications, "Alpha Chi Chronicle"


Box 28: folder 2
Publications, "Chaos"
1871-1913, n.d.

Box 28: folder 3-37
Publications, "The Purple and Gold,"
1950, 1966, 2004

Box 28: folder 38
Series 6: DELTA KAPPA EPSILON
1875-1973


Delta Kappa Epsilon



General


Box 29: folder 1-2
Annual convention
1875

Box 29: folder 3
Basic documents
c.1884-1965

Box 29: folder 4
Bylaws


Box 29: folder 5
Bylaws, minutes, deeds, property transfer [restricted until 2016]
1961-1966

Box 29: folder 6
Centennial and Semi centennial
1897, 1947

Box 29: folder 7
Certificate of incorporation


Box 29: folder 8
Corporate dissolution [restricted until 2021]
1970-1971

Box 29: folder 9
Correspondence
c.1937-1948

Box 29: folder 10
Correspondence re: resignation of Charles Morgan as agent
1942

Box 29: folder 11
Correspondence, incoming
1949-1950

Box 29: folder 12
Correspondence [restricted until 2018]
1968

Box 29: folder 13
Correspondence [restricted until 2019]
1969

Box 29: folder 14
Fraternity Business Management Correspondence
1937-1946

Box 29a: folder 1
Journals


Box 29: folder 15-16
Membership book


Box 29: folder 17
Membership list
c.1884

Box 29: folder 18
Miscellaneous [restricted until 2023]
1937-1973, n.d.

Box 29: folder 19
Poem, "This Room"


Box 29: folder 20
Poster


Box 29: folder 21
Programs and Invitations


Box 29: folder 22-23
Publications, The Sigma Scroll


Box 29: folder 24
Record books damaged by fire


Box 29: folder 25-26
Student papers


Box 29: folder 27
Administrative Records



Alfred Lumley's faculty advisor file
1957-1960

Box 30: folder 1
Building: contracts, insurance, etc.
c.1948-1949

Box 30: folder 2
Correspondence of clerk [restricted until 2013]
c.1946-1963

Box 30: folder 3-4
File of Richard King, corp. agent [restricted until 2017]
1962-1967

Box 30: folder 5
"Lists and letters"
1951-1954

Box 30: folder 6
Fraternity business management and house management committee
c.1948-1950

Box 30: folder 7
Miscellaneous business papers [restricted until 2012]
1953-1962

Box 30: folder 8-9
Property transfer [restricted until 2013]
1961-1963

Box 30: folder 10-13
Financial Records



Accounts
1936-1943

Box 30: folder 13a
Accounts Receivable Book
1913-1920

Box 29a: folder 2
Bank accounts and statements [restricted until 2022]
1956-1972

Box 30: folder 14
Bank statements
1936-1952

Box 30: folder 15
Bills [restricted until 2020]
1967-1970

Box 30: folder 16
Building funds
c.1950

Box 30: folder 17
Check book [restricted until 2021]
1962-1971

Box 30: folder 18
Correspondence re: dues
1946

Box 30: folder 19
Correspondence of Frederick Thompson, treasurer
1927-1931

Box 30: folder 20-21
Financial materials


Box 31: folder 1
Fundraising
1952-1953

Box 31: folder 2-3
Fundraising [restricted until 2020]
1965-1970

Box 31: folder 4
Improvement fund [restricted until 2018]
1963-1968

Box 31: folder 5
Ledger
1914-1920

Box 31: folder 5a
"Paid bills"
1938-1946

Box 31: folder 6
"Paid bills"
c.1948-1950

Box 31: folder 7
Taxes
c.1944

Box 31: folder 8
Tax returns and annual reports [restricted until 2021]
1962-1971

Box 31: folder 9
Treasurer's reports [restricted until 2021]
1963-1971

Box 31: folder 10
Tree-planting fund
1938-1939

Box 31: folder 11
Undergraduate budget


Box 31: folder 12
Undergraduate loans
1935-1946

Box 31: folder 13
Minutes



Minute book
1846-1856

Box 31: folder 14
Minute book
1886-1891

Box 31: folder 15
Minute book
1891-1896

Box 31: folder 16
Minute book
1911-1920

Box 31: folder 17
Minute book
1920-1928

Box 31: folder 18
Minute book
1928-1934

Box 31: folder 19
Minutes, reports and letters
1942-1961

Box 31: folder 20
Series 7: PHI DELTA THETA/ PHI DELTA SIGMA
1888-1961


Series 7 is composed of records from the Amherst Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, renamed Phi Delta Sigma after its split with the national organization in 1953.

General


Box 32: folder 1
Correspondence


Box 32: folder 2
Ledger
1888-1889

Box 32: folder 3
Ledger
1891-1896

Box 32: folder 4
Ledger
1894-1906

Box 32: folder 5
Ledger
1894-1928

Box 32: folder 6
Ledger
1896-1898

Box 32: folder 7
Ledger
1898-1900

Box 32: folder 8
Ledger
c.1900-1906

Box 32: folder 9
Ledger
1911-1912

Box 32: folder 10
Loomis Memorial Fund account book
1938-1940

Box 32: folder 11
Membership book


Box 32: folder 12
Minute book
1942-1951

Box 32: folder 13
Minutes
1951-1956

Box 32: folder 14
Minutes [restricted until 2011]
1957-1961

Box 32: folder 15
Minutes [restricted until 2011]
1959-1961

Box 32: folder 16
Programs and Invitations


Box 32: folder 17
Publications


Box 32: folder 18
Series 8: PHI GAMMA DELTA/ PHI GAMMA CHI
1894-1983


Series 8 consists of the records of the Amherst chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, renamed Phi Gamma Chi after its suspension from membership in the national organization over issues of racial discrimination in 1958. Of particular note is the extensive documentation of the trial of the local chapter by the national fraternity and the surrounding correspondence and press coverage.

Phi Gamma Delta/ Phi Gamma Chi



General


Box 33: folder 1
Certificate


Box 33: folder 2
Chapter house manual


Box 33: folder 3
Constitution
1914

Box 33: folder 4
Contracts, etc. [restricted until 2026]
1970-1976

Box 33: folder 5
Coolidge, Calvin, framed check to


Box 33: folder 6
Correspondence, general [6 folders restricted until 2013-2020]
1963-1970, n.d.

Box 33: folder 7-13
Guest book
1901-1928

Box 33: folder 13a
Guest book
1953-1954

Box 33: folder 14
Guest book
1972-1983

Box 33: folder 14a
House business [restricted until 2025]
1971-1975

Box 33: folder 15
House business management
1953-1955

Box 33: folder 16
Initiation log
1958-1984

Box 33: folder 16a
Miscellaneous [1 folder restricted until 2033]
1917-1983

Box 33: folder 17-20
News clippings


Box 33: folder 21
Programs and Invitations (2 folders)


Box 33: folder 22-23
Publications


Box 33: folder 24
Publications, "The Fijistine"


Box 33: folder 25
Restricted material removed to box 47


Box 33: folder 25
Social file [restricted until 2024]
1970-1974, n.d.

Box 33: folder 26
"Truehoods of the Gam" [restricted until 2028]
1975-1978, n.d.

Box 33: folder 27
See also: Amherst College Catalog for books removed from Phi Gamma Delta library


Box 33: folder 27
See also: Poster Collection


Box 33: folder 27
Administrative Records



Administrative material [restricted until 2025 and 2033]
1971-1983

Box 34: folder 1-2
Corporate records [restricted until 2016]
1961-1966

Box 34: folder 3
Corporation - Records, Transcripts, Correspondence


Box 34: folder 4-7
Correspondence
1953-1955

Box 34: folder 8
Miscellaneous communications and reports [restricted until 2012]
1957-1962

Box 34: folder 9
President's files [restricted until 2022]
1972

Box 34: folder 10
President's file: Fiji Engines, Inc. correspondence [restricted until 2016]
1961-1966

Box 34: folder 11
Reports and papers


Box 34: folder 12
Transfer of property to Amherst College [restricted until 2017]
1961-1967

Box 34: folder 13
Treasurer correspondence [restricted until 2014]
1964

Box 34: folder 14
Trustees of Alpha Chi chapter, general [restricted until 2013]
1960-1963

Box 34: folder 15
Trustees of Alpha Chi chapter [restricted until 2017]
1965-1967

Box 34: folder 16
Trustees of Alpha Chi, Golden Head Campaign [restricted until 2012]
1961-1962

Box 34: folder 17
Trustees of Alpha Chi, president
1963-1965

Box 34: folder 18
Trustees of Alpha Chi, presidents: finances
1963-1965

Box 34: folder 19
Trustees of Alpha Chi, treasurer: "60 x 60"
1954-1960

Box 34: folder 20
Trustees of Alpha Chi, treasurer: defense fund
1958-1959

Box 34: folder 21
Financial Records



Account book
1903-1917

Box 35: folder 1
Donation cards


Box 35: folder 2
Financial records


Box 35: folder 3-13
Financial records


Box 36: folder 1-3
Financial statements


Box 36: folder 4
Maintenance bills
1974-1975

Box 36: folder 5
Maintenance budget


Box 36: folder 6
Members' accounts (dues and accounts receivable)


Box 36: folder 7
Savings account


Box 36: folder 8
Social bills
1974-1975

Box 36: folder 9
Social budget


Box 36: folder 10
Minutes



Constitution and minute book
1894-1897, 1978, n.d.

Box 36: folder 11
Minute book
1895-1899

Box 36: folder 12
Trustee minute book
1896-1901

Box 36: folder 13
Minute book
1899-1905

Box 36: folder 14
Trustee minute book [restricted until 2014]
1903-1964

Box 36: folder 15
Minute book
1905-1912

Box 36: folder 16
Minute book
1912-1920

Box 36: folder 17
Minute book
1920-1930

Box 36: folder 18
Minute book
1930-1935

Box 37: folder 1
Minutes and records [restricted until 2014]
1957-1964

Box 37: folder 2
Trustee minute book [restricted until 2020]
1965-1970

Box 37: folder 3
Minutes [restricted until 2018]
c.1968

Box 37: folder 4
Minutes and records [restricted until 2028]
1975-1978

Box 37: folder 5
Suspension from National Fraternity



"Trial of Alpha Chi


Box 37: folder 5
1. Important papers re problems of discrimination and revocation of charter"


Box 37: folder 6
2. Bylaws of Alpha Chi chapter of Phi Gamma Delta"


Box 37: folder 7
3. Constitution and acts of the Ekklesia for trail at 110th Ekklesia (1958)"


Box 37: folder 8
4. Correspondence and documents"


Box 37: folder 9
5. Official reports relating to discrimination"


Box 37: folder 10
6. Correspondence from other chapters"


Box 37: folder 11
7. Correspondence from other chapters"


Box 37: folder 12
8. Miscellaneous papers relating to the trial of Alpha Chi"


Box 37: folder 13
Local files


Box 37: folder 14-17
Local files


Box 38: folder 1-6
Correspondence [1 folder restricted until 2012]
1956-1962

Box 38: folder 7-10
Additional and duplicate materials relating to suspension from national fraternity


Box 38: folder 11-17
Phi Kappa Psi/ Phi Alpha Psi



Series 9: PHI KAPPA PSI/ PHI ALPHA PSI
1915-1971


Series 9 is composed of the records of the Amherst Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, renamed Phi Alpha Psi after its split with the national organization over issues of racial discrimination in 1948. Of interest is the extensive documentation of the conflict with the national fraternity over racial discrimination and the surrounding correspondence, press coverage and trial material. This was the first instance of a local fraternity challenging its national on the topic of discrimination to gain national attention and the papers reflect the level of national interest (supportive and not) in the events at Amherst.

General


Box 39: folder 1
Administrative material
1956-1959

Box 39: folder 2
Administrative material [restricted until 2013]
1957-1963

Box 39: folder 3
Administrative material [restricted until 2015]
1958-1965

Box 39: folder 4
Administrative material [restricted until 2013]
1962-1963

Box 39: folder 5
Administrative material
1964-1969

Box 39: folder 6
Blueprint


Box 39: folder 7
Bylaw amendment
1963

Box 39: folder 8
Committee reports
1931-1942

Box 39: folder 9
Correspondence
1944-1946, 1949

Box 39: folder 10
Correspondence
1945-1948

Box 39: folder 11
Correspondence
1946-1948

Box 39: folder 12
Correspondence
1957-1960

Box 39: folder 13
Correspondence [restricted until 2011]
1960-1961

Box 39: folder 14
Correspondence [restricted until 2012]
1961-1962

Box 39: folder 15
Correspondence [restricted until 2013]
1962-1963

Box 39: folder 16
Dissolution of fraternity [restricted until 2021]
1965-1971

Box 39: folder 17-20
Floor plan
1969 Jan

Box 39: folder 21
History of Fraternity Pipe


Box 39: folder 22
House Management Committee Notebook


Box 39: folder 23
Initiation
1958-1964

Box 39: folder 24
Minute book
1915-1922

Box 39: folder 25
Minute book
1922-1929

Box 39: folder 26
Minute book
1929-1937

Box 40: folder 1
Minute book
1937-1950

Box 40: folder 2
Minute book
1950-1955

Box 40: folder 3
Minute book
1955-1960

Box 40: folder 4
President's letters
1960-1962

Box 40: folder 5
Programs and invitations


Box 40: folder 6
Publications and annual letters
1940-1956

Box 40: folder 7
Publications, "Massaphan,"
1921-1962

Box 40: folder 8
Publication, "The Phi Psi Letter" (war correspondence and news)
1944-1945

Box 40: folder 9
Reading course


Box 40: folder 10
Record book
1926-1932

Box 40: folder 10A
Restricted material removed to box 47


Box 40: folder 10A
Rushing
1962

Box 40: folder 11
Rushing, non-selectivity


Box 40: folder 12
Social committee


Box 40: folder 13
Songs


Box 40: folder 14
Student literary works


Box 40: folder 15
Treasurer's summer letters
1957-1964

Box 40: folder 16
Anti-Discrimination Case/ Disaffiliation from National Fraternity



General (formerly "racial question")
1948-1949

Box 41: folder 1-2
Atlantic Monthly article by Alfred Romer, responses


Box 41: folder 3
Correspondence


Box 41: folder 4-8
Outgoing correspondence


Box 41: folder 9
Correspondence in response to chapter letter


Box 41: folder 10
Correspondence from other Amherst College fraternities


Box 41: folder 11
Correspondence from other Phi Kappa Psi chapters


Box 41: folder 12
Correspondence with national fraternity


Box 41: folder 13
Correspondence, President Cole, incoming


Box 41: folder 14
Correspondence, Randolph Gilman


Box 41: folder 15
Correspondence, supportive, from fraternities and student councils


Box 41: folder 16
Correspondence, unsupportive


Box 41: folder 17
Legal case


Box 41: folder 18
Legal case, correspondence


Box 41: folder 19
Offers of membership in other fraternities


Box 41: folder 20
Press clippings, radio scripts, telegrams


Box 41: folder 21
Press clippings, collected by Randolph Gilman


Box 41: folder 22
Printed matter


Box 41: folder 23
Series 10: OTHER FRATERNITIES,
1830-1986


Series 10 includes materials from Amherst College fraternities with smaller physical presence in the collection. Fraternities represented in this series are:
Alpha Sigma Phi
Chi Delta Theta
Delta Upsilon
Delta Tau Delta/ Kappa Theta
Delta Upsilon
Kappa Sigma Theta
Psi Upsilon
Sigma Delta Alpha
Theta Delta Chi/ Theta Delta
Theta Nu Epsilon
Theta Xi/ Alpha Theta Xi
Zeta Psi

Alpha Sigma Phi



General
1857-1928, n.d.

Box 42: folder 1
Petition for establishment of chapter at Amherst
c.1847-1848

Box 42: folder 2
Chi Delta Theta



Minute book
1830-1845

Box 42: folder 3
Constitution
1830-1845

Box 42: folder 4
Delta Kappa



Constitution, minutes
1855-1866

Box 42: folder 5
Catalog of members (Amherst and Yale)
1856-1866

Box 42: folder 6
OK Society



See: Alpha Delta Phi history folder


Box 42: folder 6
Delta Tau Delta/ Kappa Theta



General


Box 42: folder 7
Franklin D. Sanders, trustee notes and minutes [restricted until 2031; one additional folder removed to restricted box 47]
1967-1981

Box 42: folder 8
Thornton Retirement Fund


Box 42: folder 8a
Delta Upsilon



General


Box 42: folder 9
Minutes book
1899-1947

Box 42: folder 10
Programs and Invitations


Box 42: folder 11
Publications


Box 42: folder 12
Publication, Catalogue of the Anti-Secret Confederation
1856, 1859

Box 42: folder 13
Epsilon Pi Delta



See: Clubs and Societies Collection


Box 42: folder 13
Iota Pi Kappa



See: Alpha Delta Phi


Box 42: folder 13
Kappa Sigma Theta



Petition for establishment of chapter
c. 1846-1847

Box 42: folder 14
Phi Beta Kappa



See: Clubs and Societies Collection


Box 42: folder 14
Psi Upsilon



General


Box 42: folder 15
Minute book
1942-1943

Box 42: folder 16
Programs and invitations


Box 43: folder 1-4
Publications


Box 43: folder 5
Reminisces, M. Bradford, AC 1860


Box 43: folder 6
Songs of Psi Upsilon


Box 43: folder 7
Sigma Delta Alpha



Minutes
1863-1867

Box 43: folder 8
Sigma Xi



See: Clubs and Societies Collection


Box 43: folder 8
Theta Delta Chi/ Theta Delta



General


Box 43: folder 9
Administrative material [restricted until 2036]
1951-1986

Box 43: folder 9a
Business Matters
1921

Box 43: folder 10
Invitations and Programs


Box 43: folder 11
Minutes
1933-1961

Box 43: folder 12
Theta Nu Epsilon



Constitution


Box 43: folder 13
Theta Xi/ Alpha Theta Xi (previously Sigma Delta Rho)



Sigma Delta Rho


Box 43: folder 14
Theta Xi, General


Box 43: folder 15
Theta Xi, Publications, Torch


Box 43: folder 16
Alpha Theta Xi


Box 43: folder 17-19
Zeta Psi



Zeta Psi


Box 43: folder 20

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Subjects
  • Amherst College -- Societies, etc.
  • Greek letter societies -- Massachusetts -- Amherst.

Contributors
  • Alpha Delta Phi. Amherst Chapter.
  • Beta Theta Pi. Amherst Chapter.
  • Chi Phi. Amherst Chapter.
  • Chi Psi. Amherst Chapter.
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon. Amherst Chapter.
  • Phi Delta Theta. Amherst Chapter.
  • Phi Gamma Delta. Amherst Chapter.
  • Phi Kappa Psi. Amherst Chapter.


Fraternity Publications

Fraternity Publications, c. 1860-1958

Quantity: 24+ linear feet

Listed by: Peter Weis, Archives Assistant
March-April 1995

Revised by: Keith Pendergrass 2010, Student Assistant
February 2010

GENERAL

  • Baird's Manual, American College Fraternities, 12th ed., 1930; 13th ed., 1940
  • College Fraternities, Interfraternity Conference, Musgrave, 1923
  • Fraternities at Amherst - A Description of the Social Organizations at Amherst College (1949), 2 copies
  • This is Amherst, 1973
  • Where Greek Meets Greek

ALPHA DELTA PHI (Α Δ Φ)

  • 1837-87 Amherst, 8 copies
  • Catalogue, 1817-70
  • Catalogue, 1832-78
  • Catalogue, 1832-97
  • Catalogue, 1832-1928
  • Catalogue, 1876
  • Catalogue, 1882, 2 copies
  • Catalogue, 1899
  • Catalogue, 1909
  • Catalogue, 1915, 2 copies
  • Catalogue, 1922
  • Catalogue, 1936
  • Catalogue, 1966
  • Directory, 1832
  • Semi-Centennial Celebration, Amherst Chapter, 1837-87
  • Songbook, n.d., 8 copies
  • Songbook, 1881
  • Songbook, reprint of 1912, 10 copies
  • Star and Crescent, vols. 1-5 in 2 bound units
  • 25th Anniversary Volume, 2 copies

BETA THETA PI (Β Θ Π)

  • "The Β Ι Π," 1885-88, 3 bound vols.
  • "The Β Ι Π," vols. 63-95, 31 bound vols., missing vols. 84, 93
  • Beta Life, Shepardson, 2 copies
  • The Beta Book, Shepardson, 5 copies
  • Beta Lore, Shepardson
  • Beta Kingship, Shepardson
  • In Beta's Broad Domain, Brooks
  • Catalogue, 1899
  • Catalogue , 1911
  • Catalogue , 1933, 3 copies
  • The Great Ones, A.J. Priest
  • The Mystics and Beta Theta Pi: H. Sheridan Baketel, M.D. 1872-1955, K.W. Fischer
  • Son of the Stars, G. Herbert Smith

CHI PHI (Χ Φ)

  • Biennial Catalog, 1929
  • By-laws, 1886
  • Centennial Memorial Volume, 1924
  • "The Chi Phi Quarterly," vols. 4, 5, 7-16, (1878-91)
  • The Yearbook or Χ Φ Yearbook, 1898, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916
  • Songbook, n.d., 2 copies
  • "Fifteen Songs," n.d., pamphlet
  • Register, 1890
  • "Thirteen Songs," pamphlet, n.d.

CHI PSI (Χ Ψ)

  • Catalogue, 1871, 3 copies
  • Catalogue, 1879
  • Catalogue, 1883
  • Catalogue, 1892
  • Catalogue, 1902
  • History and Directory, 1941
  • The Purple and Gold, Nov. 1891, Mar. 1932, Mar. 1938, Aug. 1955, Autumn 1960, Summer 1966
  • Songbook, 1878, 2 copies
  • Songbook, 1936, 2 copies

DELTA KAPPA EPSILON (Δ Κ Ε)

  • Δ Κ Ε Quarterly vols. 1-11 (2 copies of vols. 2, 10, and 4 n.2)
  • Δ Κ Ε Quarterly vols. 1-3, 1883-1886, bound together
  • Catalogue, 1871
  • Catalogue, 1874
  • Catalogue, 1900
  • Catalogue, 1910
  • Catalogue, 1918
  • Catalogue, 1926
  • The Sigma Scroll, 1935, 2 copies
  • The Sigma Scroll, 1936, 3 copies
  • The Sigma Scroll, 1937, 2 copies
  • The Sigma Scroll, 1938, 3 copies
  • The Sigma Scroll, 1958
  • Songbook, 1874, 2 copies
  • Songbook, 1907

DELTA TAU DELTA (Δ Τ Δ)

  • Songbook, 1925

DELTA UPSILON (Δ Υ)

  • Δ Υ Quarterly, vols. 2-26, (missing vol. 7, 2 copies vol. 9), 1884-1908
  • Catalogue, 1870
  • Catalogue, 1880
  • Catalogue, 1891
  • Catalogue, 1903, 2 copies
  • Catalogue, 1917
  • Catalogue, 1934
  • Delta Upsilon Manual, 1916, 2 copies
  • "Delta Upsilon, 100 years in Amherst College 1847-1947," 2 copies
  • Pamphlets
  • Songbook, 1884
  • Songbook, 1906
  • Songbook, 1908

THETA DELTA CHI (Θ Δ Χ )

  • College Review, vol. 1, Sep. 1869-Aug. 1870
  • Literary Magazine, n.d.
  • Pledge Manual, 1934
  • "The Shield," vols. 6-24, 27, 29, 32, 34, 37, 38, 45, 46, 48-52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 61-63, 65-69, 75-79, (2 copies of vols. 6, 7, 9-14, 17, 20, 21, 50 n.4; 3 copies of vol. 15)
  • Sons of Theta Delta Chi, 1933

PHI GAMMA DELTA (Φ Γ Δ )

  • Analekta, An anthology of Amherst Undergraduate Writing, 1924-54
  • Catalogue, 1913
  • Catalogue, 1930, 2 copies
  • The History of Phi Gamma Delta, by William Frederick Chamberlin, vols. 1(1921) and 2(1926) (of 5).
  • The Interfraternity Club, 1931
  • Interfraternity Conference Minutes, 16th Session (1924)
  • Illustrated, chapter rolls and directory, 1848-49, 4 copies
  • The National Interfraternity Conference Yearbook, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1946
  • "The Phi Gamma Delta,": vols. 17 n.1,3; 22 n.2,5-6; 23 n.1-4,6; 24 n.1,3-5; 25 oct.; 26 feb., apr., may, dec.; 27 n.2-5,apr., may; 28 feb.-apr., nov.; 29 n.5-6, feb., jun., nov., dec.; 30 oct; 30 n.1-7 (1 bound volume); 31 n.1-7 (1 bound volume); 32 n.1-7 (1 bound volume); 34 n.1-7 (1 bound volume); 35 n.1-6 (1 bound volume); 37 n.1-7; 38 n.1-6; 39 n.1-6; 40 n.1-7; 41 n.4-7; 42 n.1-7; 43 n.2,5-6; 44 n.1-5,7; 45 n.1-7; 46 n.1,3-6; 47 n.1-7; 48 n.1-7; 49 n.1-7; 50 n.2-7; 51 n.2-7; 52 n.1,3-6; 53 n.1-7; 54 n.1-7; 55 n.1-3,5-7; 56 n.1-7; 57 n.1-3,5-7; 58 n.1-7; 59 n.1-3,5-6; 60 n.1,7; 61 n.3,6-7; 62 n.2-7; 63 n.1,4-7; 64 n.1-2, 4-7; 65 n.1-6; 66 n.3-7; 67 n.1-7; 68 n.1-7; 69 n.1-2,5-7; 70 n.1,3-5,7; 72 n.5; 73 n.1-2; 74 n.1-2; 75 n.1-2,4-5; 76 n.1-3; 77 n.3; 78 n.3
  • (also one number each vols. 26 and 29, n.d.; 2 copies of vols. 44 n.4, 61 n.6, 62 n.2, 63 n.1, 65 n.1, 74 n.2, 75 n.2, 76 n.1; 3 copies of vols. 61 n.7, 62 n.3, 64 n.1, 65 n.3, 69 n.1; 10 copies of vol. 58 n.6; Spring 1953 published by Kappa Omicron Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, Oregon State College)
  • Phi Gamma Delta Club, Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, By-laws, Rules, List of Officers and Members, 1930
  • The Purple Pilgrim, c. 1941, 4th printing, 1949
  • "Report of Board of Archens," 72nd Ekklesia, 1920
  • Uncompleted Catalogue, 1895

PHI DELTA THETA (Φ Δ Θ)

  • Catalogue, 1894

PHI KAPPA PSI (Φ Κ Ψ)

  • The Alphan, 1949-54
  • The Mass Alphan, 1946-48
  • The Phi Psi Letter, n.d.
  • Songbook, 1923

PSI UPSILON (Ψ Υ)

  • The Ψ Υ Epitome, 1884
  • The Annals of Ψ Υ, 1833-1941
  • The Diamond, Nov. 1929, Nov. 1938, Mar. 1941
  • Catalogue, 1864
  • Catalogue, 1870
  • Catalogue, 1879
  • Catalogue, 1888, 2 copies
  • Catalogue, 1902
  • Catalogue, 1908
  • Catalogue, 1917
  • Directory, 1931
  • Directory, 1955
  • Songbook, n.d.

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