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Wayne State University Fraternities and Sororities Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR002782
These records contain files of fraternities and sororities that were active at Wayne State University between 1932 to 2000. The bulk of the records are from the 1950s and 1960s. Some organizations were active when the university were known as the College of the City of Detroit, Wayne University and currently Wayne State University. Documents include petitions for chapters, chapter installation materials, initiation programs, information booklets, handbooks, constitutions, membership rolls, registration forms, bulletins, yearbooks, newsletters, pledge manuals, directories, bylaws, event programs, speech outlines, committee reports, conference programs, banquet programs. This collection offers a spotlight on a very important aspect of student life at what is now known as Wayne State University. Some of the materials spotlight particular aspects of student life, shown in honor societies dedicated to particular disciplines, such as international debate, education, engineering amongst others. Further some of these sororities and fraternities were dedicated to supporting students from particular identity groups such as Jewish students, Lutheran students. These groups have promoted leadership and social opportunities at Wayne State.

Dates

  • 1932 - 2000
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in [English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 MB)

Abstract

These records contain files of fraternities and sororities that were active at Wayne State University between 1932 to 2000. The bulk of the records are from the 1950s and 1960s. Some organizations were active when the university were known as the College of the City of Detroit, Wayne University and currently Wayne State University. Documents include petitions for chapters, chapter installation materials, initiation programs, information booklets, handbooks, constitutions, membership rolls, registration forms, bulletins, yearbooks, newsletters, pledge manuals, directories, bylaws, event programs, speech outlines, committee reports, conference programs, banquet programs.

This collection offers a spotlight on a very important aspect of student life at what is now known as Wayne State University. Some of the materials spotlight particular aspects of student life, shown in honor societies dedicated to particular disciplines, such as international debate, education, engineering amongst others. Further some of these sororities and fraternities were dedicated to supporting students from particular identity groups such as Jewish students, Lutheran students. These groups have promoted leadership and social opportunities at Wayne State.

Related Materials

Wayne State University University Relations Division Records; Wayne State University Alumni Relations Director Homer Strong Records; Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts Health and Physical Education Department: George B. Sherman Records; Wayne State University Office of the President Clarence B. Hilberry Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alison Stankrauff on April 5, 2018.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Fraternities and Sororities Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alison Stankrauff.
Date
2018-04-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA