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Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Georgia Beta Chapter records

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Georgia Beta Chapter records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Georgia Beta Chapter records
Creator: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Inclusive Dates: 1935-2015
Language: English
Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number: UA16-001
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856 and is the only major national college fraternity that traces its origins to the Deep South. The Georgia Beta Chapter of the organization was founded on December 31, 1865 by three former Georgia Military Institute students, Samuel Spencer, George Goetchius and James McCleskey, returning from the Civil War. Upon its founding it became the first Greek letter society at the University of Georgia. Many emininent Georgians such as Richard B. Russell and Bobby Jones have been members of this chapter. Their fraternity house, the Ross Crane House located on Pulaski Street, was acquired from the Elks in 1929 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Scope and Content

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Georgia Beta Chapter records consists mostly of materials generated by the University of Georgia chapter. There are brochures, copies of the Georgia Beta Bulletin, history, correspondence and photographs. There is also information about the restoration work on the the Ross Crane House in 1984 and 2008. Additionally, The Book of the Eminent Treasurer (1951-1957) and a scrapbook from 1961-1962 can be found in this collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Georgia Beta Chapter records, UA16-001, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 6


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Architecture -- Georgia.
Fraternal organizations -- Georgia.
Greek letter societies -- Georgia -- Athens.
Greek letter societies -- Southern States.
Scrapbooks
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Athens.
University of Georgia. History
University of Georgia. Students

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Correspondence, 1980-1996
 
12Alumni relations part I
 
13Photographs, 1970s-1990s
 
14Newsclippings, 1980s-1990s
 
15Sigma Alpha Epsilon brochure, 1953-1954
 
16Sigma Alpha Epsilon brochure, 1969
 
17Sigma Alpha Epsilon brochure (mockup)
 
18Pledge manual for Georgia Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1977-1978
 
19 Paragraph history of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
 
110"Samuel Spencer" (biography)
 
111Ross Crane House restoration
 
112Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledge final
 
113Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledge class, 1935-1936
 
114"150 years of resilient magical creatures" (printout of presentation), 2015
 
115Yancey Stribling's materials, 2007
 
116Georgia Beta Alumni Association officers/Area Directors
 
117The Georgia Beta Bulletin (incomplete), 1940, 1952, 1974-1983, 1997
 
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21"The book of the Eminent Treasurer", 1951-1957
 
22"Mystic Scroll of the Georgia Beta Chapter" membership ledger, 1959-
ΣAE Georgia Beta chapter members are permitted to remove ledger for initiation ceremony each year. The ledger must be returned to the Hargrett Library after use. The ledger is not restricted from public access in the reading room.
 
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3Scrapbook, 1961-1962