Records of Lambda Chi Alpha, Gamma Pi Zeta Chapter
Scope and Contents
The Records of Lambda Chi Alpha, Gamma Pi Zeta Chapter consists of documents and artifacts dated 1989 to 2004. The collection consists of materials related to the fraternity, including photocopies of manuals, meeting minutes, memos regarding misconduct and issues regarding alcohol at social functions, letters regarding the suspension of the charter, historical materials, Greek Council material, a chorus book, photocopies of applications, a scrapbook, inspection reports, newsletters, 2 oversize photographs of fraternity members, and t-shirts.
- Creation: 1922-2005 and undated
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was founded in 1909 at Boston University under the name Loyal Collegiate Associates and was renamed Lambda Chi Alpha in 1912. Its mission is to offer male students a college fraternal experience, focusing on personal character development through leadership, scholarship, community service, and positive social experiences. On April 22, 1922 the local Alpha Tau Mu fraternity at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) became a chapter of the national Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. The fraternity was an active one from the onset and continued to be so until the early 2000s when the national office closed the CSU chapter following allegations of illegal behavior among its members. The fraternity was recolonized at Colorado State University in August 2020.
5 linear feet (1 record carton, 3 flat boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Language of Materials
The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was established at Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) in 1922 and was disbanded in 2001. The collection consists of materials related to the fraternity, including photocopies of manuals, meeting minutes, a chorus book, historical materials, Greek Council material, photocopies of applications, a scrapbook, newsletters, 2 oversize photographs of fraternity members, and t-shirts.
The materials were arranged in the original order and housing in which the collection was received.
The collection consists of 2 series in 1 record carton, 2 oversize folders, and 3 flat boxes:
Series 1: Records, 1922-2004 and undated
Series 2: Artifacts, 1987-1990 and undated
The Records of Lambda Chi Alpha, Gamma Pi Zeta Chapter was donated by Michael A. Smith in January 2021. Two accruals, also donated by Michael A. Smith, were added in April and July 2023.
Processing was completed in February 2021. Materials remained in the notebooks in which they were housed and the t-shirts were interleaved with archival tissue paper.
- Guide to the Records of Lambda Chi Alpha, Gamma Pi Zeta Chapter
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
- Copyright 2021
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- Finding aid written in English.
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Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA