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Alpha Tau Omega. Oregon Gamma Phi Chapter records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 146

Scope and Contents

The collection contains records that document the functions and activities of this department.

Collection is organized by accession and includes the following material:

As of 2012 there is only one accession:

Accession 10656.A: Historical information, pledge song information, and issues of the Chapter publication, The Bumper, 1954-1966.

Dates

  • 1954-1966

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The social fraternity Alpha Tau Omega was founded in 1865 by Otis Allan Glazebrook at the Virginia Military Institute "for the purpose of making a fraternal organization of young men, of a national character and entirely free from partisan or sectional bias." Glazebrook was a Virginian who fought for the Confederacy and who dreamed of a fraternal organization where members would "know no North, no South, no East, no West."

The University of Oregon Gamma Phi chapter was founded in 1910 and was closed in 2000.

[Source: National alpha Tau Omega website: http://www.ato.org/AlphaTauOmega/atohistory/foundingstory.aspx]

[Source: Fraternity and Sorority life website: http://greeklife.uoregon.edu/upload/files/chapter_founding_information.pdf]

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The social fraternity Alpha Tau Omega was founded in 1865 at the Virginia Military Institute, and the Oregon Gamma Phi chapter was founded in 1910 and was closed in 2000. The collection contains historical information, pledge song information, and issues of the chapter publication, The Bumper, 1954-1966.

Arrangement

Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Alpha Tau Omega. Oregon Gamma Phi Chapter records at Special Collections and University Archives include: University Archives publications, UA Ref 4 (under Greeks, 1940's).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, May 2012.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Title
Guide to the Alpha Tau Omega. Oregon Gamma Phi Chapter records
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA