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Records of Lambda Chi Alpha, Gamma Pi Zeta Chapter

 Collection
Identifier: ULCA

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, and t-shirts.

Dates

  • 1922-2004

Creator

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.

History

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.

Extent

3 linear feet (1 record carton, 3 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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, and t-shirts.

Arrangement

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 and 3 flat boxes:

Series 1: Records, 1922-2004 and undated

Series 2: Artifacts, 1987-1990 and undated

Acquisition

The Records of Lambda Chi Alpha, Gamma Pi Zeta Chapter was donated by Michael A. Smith in January 2021.

Processing

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.

Title
Guide to the Records of Lambda Chi Alpha, Gamma Pi Zeta Chapter
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Date
Copyright 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844