Theta Chi (Alpha Zeta Chapter) Papers

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Theta Chi (Alpha Zeta Chapter) Papers
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Call Number: UA300
Dates: 1887-2010
Physical Description: 5.5 linear feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1 Phothepian Literary Society
Box 2 Phi Epsilon minutes, 1920-1949
Box 3 Phi Epsilon minutes, 1949-1961
Box 4 Memorabilia
Box 5 Scrapbook and Theta Chi handbooks
Box 6 Correspondence, etc. 1931-2009
Box 7 Membership address cards
Box 8 Cornerstone, constitutions, and other materials
Box 9 Plaque with Theta Chi coat of arms
Flat Box 1 Group photographs (about 20), circa 1900-1930s
Flat Box 2 Newspapers (re: cornerstone), June 12-13, 1931
Collection Overview
Title: Theta Chi (Alpha Zeta Chapter) Papers
Call Number: UA300
Dates: 1887-2010
Physical Description: 5.5 linear feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Scope and Content
Minutes of Theta Chi, Alpha Zeta Chapter (1920-1961) as well as minutes of its predecessor organizations, Phothepian Literary Society (1889-1901) and Phi Epsilon (1901-1904, 1908-1920).

Also included in the collection are some Phi Epsilon and Theta Chi correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs, as well as a scrapbook of University exams, 1887-1891.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Boxes 6 and 7 received from Walter Henry May, Class of 1943, December 29, 1969.Materials from the opening of the Cornerstone on October 6, 2009 were added to the collection in November 2009. They are located in box 8 and a flat box.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.

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Use
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Citation
[Item title, item date], Theta Chi (Alpha Zeta Chapter) Papers, UA300, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, 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

Finding aid publication date: Revised 2017
Content List
Box 1Phothepian Literary Society
Box 1, Folder 1Phothepian Literary Society Minutes, April 10, 1893 - May 30, 1898
Box 1, Folder 2Phothepian Literary Society - Phi Epsilon Minutes, September 18, 1898 - September 15, 1904
Box 1, Folder 3Phi Epsilon Minutes, September 16, 1908 - March 1, 1911
Box 1, Folder 4Phi Epsilon Minutes, March 8, 1911 - May 2, 1917
Box 1, Folder 5Phi Epsilon Minutes, November 7, 1917 - June 2, 1920
Box 2Phi Epsilon minutes, 1920-1949
Box 2, Folder 1Minutes, June 12, 1920 - February 14, 1927
Box 1, Folder 2Minutes, March 7, 1927 - May 22, 1933
Box 1, Folder 3Minutes, September 25, 1933 - April 20, 1942
Box 1, Folder 4Minutes, September 14, 1942 - March 7, 1949
Box 3Phi Epsilon minutes, 1949-1961
Box 3, Folder 1Minutes, March 14, 1949 - April 4, 1955
Box 3, Folder 2Minutes, April 11, 1955 - May 5, 1961
Box 3, Folder 3Phi Epsilon Correspondence, 1909
Box 3, Folder 4Phi Epsilon Correspondence, 1910
Box 3, Folder 5Phi Epsilon Correspondence, 1911
Box 3, Folder 6Phi Epsilon Correspondence, 1912
Box 3, Folder 7Phi Epsilon: Re-sale of former house, 1930
Box 3, Folder 8Phi Epsilon Constitution and By-Laws
Box 4Memorabilia
Box 4, Folder 1The Alpha Zeta Looking Glass
Box 4, Folder 2Theta Chi: Building Committee Material
Box 4, Folder 3Theta Chi Material
Deposited Rush Rhees Library, October 28, 1947.

Box 4, Folder 4Alpha Zeta Memorabilia
Box 4, Folder 5Alpha Zeta Mirror includes January, 2010, January, 2010
Box 4, Folder 6Bankbook, 1930
Box 4, Folder 7Scrapbook of University exams, 1887-1891
Box 4, Folder 8Phothepian Society: Minutes and Constitution, 1889-1893
Materials in this folder were added as an accrual.

Box 5Scrapbook and Theta Chi handbooks
Box 5, Folder 1Scrapbook, members of classes of 1920 through 1931, 1920-1931
Box 5, Folder 2Handbook, 1939
Box 5, Folder 3Handbook, 1939
Box 6Correspondence, etc. 1931-2009
Box 6, Folder 1Alpha Zeta Looking-Glass, 1943-1947
Box 6, Folder 2Photographs, 1938, 1941, 1943, 1947
Box 6, Folder 3Checkbook, 1939-1945
Folder 4. Miscellaneous Printed Material, Late 1940's
Folder 5. Correspondence, Specifications, etc., 1952, 1954, re addition to House, 1952, 1954
Folder 6. Theta Chi Correspondence, 1931-1938
Folder 7. Theta Chi Correspondence, 1939-1941
Folder 8. Theta Chi Correspondence, 1942-1946
Folder 9. Theta Chi Correspondence, 1947-1949
Folder 10. Theta Chi Correspondence, undated
Folder 11. Letter dated December 21, 2009 announcing the reaccreditation of the fraternity, December 21, 2009
Box 7Membership address cards
Box 8Cornerstone, constitutions, and other materials
Box 8, Folder 1Constitution of Theta Chi Fraternity- 1928 edition, 1928
Box 8, Folder 2Newspaper clippings: Democrat and Chronicle, March 10, 1931, "Theta Chi Men Will Break Ground This Evening for Alpha Zeta Chapter Hours on River Campus"; Rochester Times-Union, March 10,1931, "Fraternity to Break Ground for Home"; Rochester Journal American, April 10, 1931, "Chapter House Rite Today", March 10,1931, April 10, 1931
Box 8, Folder 3Constitution of the Phothepian Literary Society of the University of Rochester
Box 8, Folder 4By-Laws of Alpha Zeta Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, passed March 18, 25, 1929 revised December 8, 1930, March 18, 25, 1929, December 8, 1930
Box 8, Folder 5Constitution and By-Laws of the Phi Epsilon Fraternity, University of Rochester
Box 8, Folder 6Photograph: Theta Chi members with the cornerstone, 1931
Box 8, Folder 7Annual reunion banquet - Alpha Zeta Chapter of Theta Chi, June 12, 1931
Box 8, Folder 8Photographs of the opening of the cornerstone, October 6, 2009
Box 8, Folder 9Theta Chi pen; issue of Alpha Zeta Mirror (Spring 1958); correspondence, Spring 1958
Theta Chi pen was given by William Brown (Class of 1961) and Alpha Zeta Mirror issue was given by James A. Faber, received on April 7, 2010.

Pouch of pipe tobacco and one Indian nickel, 1919
Five Lincoln pennies, 1920, 1917, 1924, 1910, 1927
Box 9Plaque with Theta Chi coat of arms
Flat Box 1Group photographs (about 20), circa 1900-1930s
Flat Box 2Newspapers (re: cornerstone), June 12-13, 1931
Rochester Times-Union, June 12, 1931
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 12, 1931
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 13, 1931
Rochester Evening Journal and the Post Express, June 12, 1931
7 Linear Feet

Individual page (5) from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 13, 1931, displaying article "Theta Chi Men Lay Cornerstone of New Home at River Campus," which includes photograph, June 13, 1931
Flatfile 1Charters, 1920, 1921, 1931
Flat file includes Alpha Zeta charter (1920), alumni charter (1921), and New York State Corp. charter (1931).
Deposited by Theta Chi fraternity, March 3, 1949.



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