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Herb Gray collection on Zeta Tau fraternity

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0427

Scope and Contents

This collection was created by Herb Gray, RIT student from 1969-1972. He was a founding member of the Zeta Tau fraternity at RIT. In 1972, the fraternity became a part of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Most of the collection was donated in 2007, except for the oversize composite of Zeta Tau members of 1969 which came in 2012.

The paper records contain pledging posters, membership materials, planning documents, organizational papers, the constitution, invitations to anniversary banquets, memos and correspondence. Also included is a Zeta Tau drinking mug.

Herb Gray collection on Zeta Tau fraternity composite photograph is a handmade composite of members of the RIT Zeta Tau fraternity in 1969. Oval shaped photographs of each of the 24 identified members were cut and pasted onto a 18 x 20 inch poster board. Stenciled on the board is Zeta Tau 1969 and the emblem is pasted in the center.

Dates

  • 1969

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

RIT's Zeta Tau local fraternity was founded in 1969. The Alpha chapter was officially recognized by the Student Senate and the Institute on October 22, 1969. The mission of this social fraternity was to strive to promote lasting friendship, to develop a brotherhood of kindred minds, and to further the sister causes of knowledge and citizenship. Zeta Tau was active in community affairs and sponsored "big brother" days with local orphanages. Herb Gray was one of the founding members.

In February of 1972, Zeta Tau became a member of the Xi Upsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TEKE), a national fraternity, through the hard work of the original members who set a goal to build membership and become a national organization. Their adopted motto was "Many men as one Man."

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (One document box and 1 poster board of photo composites)

Language

English

Overview

The paper records of the Herb Gray collection on Zeta Tau fraternity contain pledging posters, membership materials, planning documents, organizational records, the constitution, invitations to anniversary banquets, memos and correspondence. Also included are a Zeta Tau drinking mug.

The handmade composite of members of the RIT Zeta Tau fraternity in 1969 contains oval shaped photographs of each of the 24 identified members cut and pasted to a poster board.

Arrangement

Paper records are arranged by document type. Twenty-four photographs are on one oversize board.

Physical Location

Oversize Photo Box OS-29-10 - oversize photograph Zeta Tau founders


C.S. South, Shelf 223 - papers (Box 1)


C.S. South, East wall, Shelf E82 - mug

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Herb Grabb collectionon Zeta Tau fraternity

Dimensions

Composite poster measures 18 inches x 20 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2012.

Source

Title
Herb Gray collection on Zeta Tau fraternity
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
6 November 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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