Guide to the Phi Mu, Gamma Epsilon Chapter (Duke University) Records, 1934-1982
The Gamma Epsilon chapter was established at Duke University in 1934 as a social fraternity for women college students.
Type of material includes scrapbooks, photographs, minutes, a constitution, and songbook. Major topics include student life at Duke University, sororities, initiation, and general management of a fraternal organization. The material ranges in date from 1934-1982.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Phi Mu. Gamma Epsilon Chapter (Duke University).
- Phi Mu, Gamma Epsilon Chapter (Duke University) records 1934-1982
- Language of Material
- 17.0 Linear Feet, about 300 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, minutes, printed material, a constitution, and songbook. Major topics include student life at Duke University, sororities, initiation, and general management of a fraternal organization. The material ranges in date from 1934-1982.
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Collection is open for research.
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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Contains scrapbooks and yearbooks of the Gamma Epsilon chapter. These books include materials about "Little Sister/Big Sister" events, pledging, rush, dances, parties, and press received by the fraternity. The 1934 scrapbook contains the petition for a charter.
Contains the minutes of house meetings. Topics include general business, social, and civic activities of the chapter.
Contains The Aglaia, the newsletter of the Phi Mu headquarters, and Songs of Phi Mu, also published by the headquarters. The 1980 and 1982 issues contain references to the Gamma Epsilon chapter.
Contains constitution and bylaws of the national headquarters, materials used during pledging, and photographs. Also see Series 1 for composite photographs.
The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Phi Mu, was established at Duke University in 1934. New members took part in their first Greek events in November 1934. These events included the Phi Psi installation, a Carolina pep meeting, a Sigma Nu dance, and a co-ed ball. Rachel Meetze served as the Gamma Epsilon chapter's first president. The chapter dissolved in 1987 and is no longer active at Duke University.
- Panhellenic Council Records (Duke University Archives)
- Fraternities and Sororities Collection (Duke University Archives)
- Woman's College Records (Duke University Archives)
[Identification of item], Phi Mu, Gamma Epsilon Chapter (Duke University) Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Phi Mu, Gamma Epsilon Chapter (Duke University) Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973, 1981.
Processed by Emily Glenn, January 2003
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2008
Accessions A73-26 and A81-54 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.
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