Psi Upsilon Fraternity Collection

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Psi Upsilon Fraternity Collection
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Call Number: UA266
Dates: 1922, 1959, 2006
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Psi Upsilon Fraternity Collection
Call Number: UA266
Dates: 1922, 1959, 2006
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
Psi Upsilon was one of the University's oldest fraternities. Its earliest incarnation was an Innominata Society organized in 1853 with a goal of eventual admission to Psi Upsilon. This was achieved in 1858 with the help of Psi Upsilon alumni (from other schools) living in Rochester.

In 1888 and again in 1908, the UR chapter of Psi Upsilon hosted the national Psi Upsilon convention which helped publicize the University in college circles across the country. They erected their own house on the Prince Street campus in 1893 with the help of J. Foster Warner, then an up-and-coming local architect. Along with several other fraternities, Psi Upsilon received a new house in 1930 on the "Fraternity Quad" of the River Campus.

Psi Upsilon commemorated its 100th anniversary in 1958 with the presentation of a "Psi U Centennial Flagpole" to be erected on the Fraternity Quad across from Todd Union. Protests from other brotherhoods resulted in a compromise that dedicated the flagpole to all fraternities.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Most of the Psi Upsilon Collection (Folders 1-3) was donated in 2006 by Psi U alumnus Jim Reed, a member of the Class of 1961.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Psi Upsilon Fraternity Collection, UA266, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Additional information about Psi Upsilon can be found in Chapters 6, 10, 12, 16, 22, and 38 of Arthur J. May's History of the University of Rochester .


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


Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Slides, 1959
Box 1, Folder 2Class of 1961 Pledge Manual
Box 1, Folder 3"45th Reunion: Celebration of the Psi Upsilon Class of 1961 ... and the life of Ali Baker" (2006 DVD presented at Meliora Weekend)
Box 1, Folder 4"Songs of Psi Upsilon", 1922


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