Collection ID: LMC 2859
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Collection context

Summary

Abstract:
The Carroll L. Lurding Library of College Fraternity and Sorority Materials mss., ca 1840-2014, consist of books, pamphlets, histories, yearbooks, and other bound volumes detailing the history of fraternities, sororities, colleges, and universities from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States as well as some colleges in Canada.
Extent:
2340 items (135 boxes)
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Carroll L. Lurding Library of College Fraternity and Sorority Materials mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Oversize; II. Sororities; III. Fraternities; IV. Professional and Other Fraternities; V. General Fraternity/Sorority Material; VI. Colleges and Universities; VII. Other College Material.

Items in each series may include rosters, articles, yearbooks, newsletters, handbooks, pledge manuals, catalogs, photographs, membership information, and other historical materials. Most of the materials are arranged alphabetically by fraternity, sorority, or academic institution.

In the case that a particular volume contains information for a Greek organization and an academic institution, or for multiple academic institutions, there is a note under that item detailing where it is cross-listed and whether it has a different location.

Biographical / Historical:

The documents are from approximately 800 institutions and approximately 120 individual fraternities and sororities.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 2014
Processing information:

Encoded by Mahaley Evans.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

Part or all of this collection is housed at the Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF). When requesting, please allow time for the materials to be delivered to the Lilly Library Reading Room for access.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Carroll L. Lurding Library of College Fraternity and Sorority Materials mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu