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Mystical Seven Society, Beta Theta Pi (Epsilon Epsilon chapter), and Thalian Dramatic Club

Mystical Seven Society, Beta Theta Pi (Epsilon Epsilon chapter), and Thalian Dramatic Club

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mystical Seven Society, Beta Theta Pi (Epsilon Epsilon chapter), and Thalian Dramatic Club
Creator: Beta Theta Pi. Epsilon Epsilon chapter
Creator: University of Georgia. Thalian Dramatic Club
Creator: Mystical Seven. Temple of the Skull and Bones
Inclusive Dates: 1853-2004
Language: English
Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: UA02-002
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Mystical Seven Society was founded at Wesleyan University in 1837. It is credited with introducing the idea of the college fraternity into the South and had considerable influence on the development of organizations in the Antebellum South. The branch at the University of Georgia, the Temple of the Skull and Bones, existed between 1846 and 1854. Beta Theta Pi's Epsilon Epsilon chapter at UGA was formed in 1984 but its roots go back to the 19th century Mystical Seven Society, The fraternity's mission is to build "men of principle for a principled life." The Thalian Dramatic Club was founded in 1893 at the University of Georgia and is one of the oldest chartered theatrical societies in America.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of both original and copied documents that date from 1853 through 2004. These documents relate to fraternities and/or societies associated with the University of Georgia. The organizations are: Mystical Seven Society, Beta Theta Pi, and Thalian Dramatic Club.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged by subject. The two original 19th century documents are located in box two.


Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

Mystical Seven Society, Beta Theta Pi (Epsilon Epsilon chapter), and Thalian Dramatic Club, UA02-002, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 6-3


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Secret societies -- Georgia.
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Athens.
University of Georgia. Department of Theatre and Film Studies
University of Georgia. Students

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11 The Mystics and Beta Theta Pi , 1940
 
12"History of the Mystical Seven" from Wesleyan History Project webpage, 2004
 
13Second book of chronicles: Mystical Seven. Temple of Skull and Bones [photocopy], 1853-1854
 
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21 Second book of chronicles: Mystical Seven. Temple of Skull and Bones , 1853-1854
 
22"Thalian Society minutes", 1893-1894