Delta Kappa Epsilon (Beta Phi Chapter) Papers

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Delta Kappa Epsilon (Beta Phi Chapter) Papers
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Call Number: UA139
Dates: 1856-2006
Physical Description: 5 linear feet, 3.71 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Separated Materials
Content List
Minutes
History; alumni; events; publications
Objects
Guest Books
ScrapBook
Mein Buch
Collection Overview
Title: Delta Kappa Epsilon (Beta Phi Chapter) Papers
Call Number: UA139
Dates: 1856-2006
Physical Description: 5 linear feet, 3.71 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Scope and Content
The Delta Kappa Epsilon (Beta Phi Chapter) papers include minutes, a history of the chapter, material relating to the alumni organization, material relating to the 150th anniversary of the chapter and other events, publications, various three-dimensional objects, a songbook, scrapbook, and guest books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Henry D. Shedd Jr. of Fairport, New York, who placed it on deposit, on May 15, 1968. The 1970 history of the fraternity was received from Ezra Hale on November 12, 1970. Alumni Association of Rochester material was the gift of Ezra Hale in August 1980. The Pledge Manual of DKE (1951) was received from Roger Lathan (Class of 1954), University Vice President Emeritus, in May 2001. The volume Mein Buch and minutes of meetings dated May 28, 1920-October 17, 1927 and January 7, 1963-December 8, 1969 were received from the organization on October 7, 2006. Materials in boxes 3-5 and flat box 1, folder 1 were a gift of Joseph Bailey (Class of 1990, 1997 MS) on December 13, 2006.Access
Access to the collection is restricted and requires permission of the current president of the fraternity. For more information, please contact the University Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu).

Use
See Access note (above).



Citation
[Item title, item date], Delta Kappa Epsilon (Beta Phi Chapter) Papers, UA139, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Additional materials relating to Delta Kappa Epsilon are available in the University Archives' Museum Objects collection.

Separated Materials
The book Beta Phi of Delta Kappa Epsilon: The New Chapter House on the Oak Hill Campus (1929), a gift of Joseph Bailey (Class of 1990, 1997 MS) on September 15, 2006, is available as a cataloged item in Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu


Revision Information
2018: EAD revision.

Content List
Minutes
Box 1, Folder 1October 24, 1856 - March 4, 1861
Box 1, Folder 2March 11, 1861 - December 20, 1869
Box 1, Folder 31890 - 1893
Box 2, Folder 7May 28, 1920 - October 17, 1927
Box 2, Folder 8January 7, 1963 - December 8, 1969
History; alumni; events; publications
Box 1, Folder 4Printed records, 1867-1871
Box 2, Folder 1"Men of Beta Phi of Delta Kappa Epsilon," history by Ezra Hale (Class of 1916), 1970
Box 2, Folder 2Printed ephemera, 1920
Box 2, Folder 3Material relating to alumni organization, 1890s
Box 2, Folder 4Pledge manual, 1951
Box 2, Folder 5Labels from exhibit at 150th anniversary at University of Rochester, 2006
Box 2, Folder 6Ephemera from 150th anniversary celebration, 2006
Box 2, Folder 9Songbook, 1871
Box 3, Folder 1Blazer crest
Box 3, Folder 2DVD, 150 Years of Beta Phi of DKE at the University of Rochester; postcard invitation to 150th anniversary events, 2006
Box 3, Folder 3Photograph, pledge class writings, January 1988
Box 3, Folder 4Program, 1990 DKE awards banquet; publication, This is Delta Kappa Epsilon
Box 3, Folder 5Deke Quarterly; Beta Phi Banner
Box 3, Folder 6Handbook for Pledges, 1971
Flat Box 1, Folder 1150 anniversary at University of Rochester: signatures of members in attendance; label from exhibit
Objects
Box 4, Object 1Glass water pitcher, Christmas formal, 1988
Pitcher is engraved with names of chapter members.

Box 4, Object 2Zippo lighter, Delta Kappa Epsilon, in green velvet case
Box 4, Object 3Neckties (2)
Box 4, Object 4Tee shirts (4) from Delta Kappa Epsilon event, 1990, 1998, undated
Two shirts show artwork by Jonathan Ty (Class of 1991).

Box 4, Object 5Blanket, 150th anniversary of Beta Phi Chapter, 2006
Box 5, Object 1Ash tray, Delta Kappa Epsilon convention, 1964
Box 5, Object 2Cornelis de Kiewiet Cup, Delta Kappa Epsilon, pewter
Box 5, Object 3Coffee mug, First Annual John Sullivan Beta Phi Golf Tournament
Box 5, Object 4Clear glass with handle showing Delta Kappa Epsilon crest
Box 5, Object 5Glass, Christmas formal, with image of chapter house and gold rim, 1987
Box 5, Object 6Glass tumbler, Christmas formal, 1989
Guest Books
Volume 1I
Volume 2II
ScrapBook
Volume 3Delta Kappa Epsilon memorabilia kept by Herbert Waldo Hoyt (Class of 1888), 1880s
Mein Buch
Volume 4Classes of 1907-1948, 1950, 1964-1969, 1989, 1996
Presented by Francis Raymond Welles (Class of 1875), April 30, 1885.



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