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Guide to the Tau Epsilon Phi, Delta Upsilon Chapter (Duke University) Records, 1957-1981

Summary

The Delta Upsilon Chapter of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity was established at Duke University in April 1952. It disbanded in 1981. Types of material include correspondence, minutes, reports, rosters, newsletters, printed material, and clippings. Major topics include student life at Duke University, housing arrangements for campus groups, and general management of a fraternal organization. The bulk of materials are from 1970-1976.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.31.22.0006
Title
Tau Epsilon Phi, Delta Upsilon Chapter (Duke University) records
Date
1957-1981
Creator
Tau Epsilon Phi. Delta Upsilon Chapter (Duke University)
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, about 200 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Types of material include correspondence, minutes, reports, rosters, newsletters, printed material, and clippings. Major topics include student life at Duke University, housing arrangements for campus groups, and general management of a fraternal organization. The bulk of materials are from 1970-1976.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Tau Epsilon Phi, Delta Upsilon Chapter (Duke University) Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1967-1979
Box 1
"Purpose of T.E.P" and "T.E.P. Sister Proposal"
Box 1
Social events, circa 1972
Box 1
Executive Board minutes, May 1978-August 1978
Box 1
Chancellor's reports, 1972, 1975
Box 1
Miscellaneous financial materials, 1970-1978
Box 1
Pledge lists, circa 1970-1974
Box 1
Membership roster, circa 1970-1974
Box 1
Housing lists, circa 1972-1976
Box 1
Interfraternity Council meeting minutes, 1973-1978
Box 1
Newsletters, 1972-1978
Box 1
Printed materials, 1957-1979
Box 1
Clippings, 1979-1981
Box 1
 

Historical Note

The Delta Upsilon chapter of Tau Epsilon Phi was established at Duke University on April 26, 1952, with the goal of promoting friendship among male students. The chapter later expanded its goals to include brotherly friendship with female students. In 1976, they followed other Tau Epsilon Phi chapters and chose to accept women as members. Three women joined the chapter under an associate brother program. Citing the desire to conform to national rules, the associate brother program was discontinued and replaced with a little sister program in 1979. Fraternity members and the Duke University Interfraternity Council cited many conflicts with the co-educational membership. Membership sharply decreased during the late 1970s until there were only six active members by fall of 1981. The Delta Upsilon chapter lost their on-campus housing in September 1980 due to low membership and lack of pledges. The chapter disbanded in 1981.

Related Material

  • Photograph Collection (Duke University Archives)
  • Interfraternity Council Records (Duke University Archives)
  • Fraternities and Sororities Collection (Duke University Archives)
  • Panhellenic Council Records (Duke University Archives)


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Provenance

The Tau Epsilon Phi, Delta Upsilon Chapter (Duke University) Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn, January 2003

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2008

Accession A79-131 is described in this finding aid.