Nu Sigma Nu, Alpha Chapter. (University of Michigan) records: 1882-1999
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Correspondence [series]

The Correspondence series contains six subseries: Alumni Correspondence, Building Correspondence, Executive Council Correspondence, Fraternity Business, Officer Correspondence, and University of Michigan Housing Division Correspondence. Records within these subseries that are enclosed in titled folders are arranged alphabetically by subject; all other documents are arranged chronologically. The Alumni Correspondence subseries contains letters sent either to or from Alpha Chapter alumni during the time periods listed. The subject matter of these letters is usually personal and not related to the subjects of the other subseries. The Building Correspondence subseries contains records that relate to two separate periods of construction in the history of the Alpha Chapter: the construction of its first chapter house, in 1906, and the restoration of that house in the 1960s. The Executive Council Correspondence subseries contains two folders that overlap chronologically. The Fraternity Business subseries contains correspondence that pertains to both the Alpha Chapter (also known as the Nu Sigma Nu Corporation) and the national organization of Nu Sigma Nu.

The Officer Correspondence subseries contains the correspondence of several key people within the Nu Sigma Nu fraternity, either nationally or locally. The files are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the officer (or by one of the officers, if it contains more than one person). The subject matter of these correspondence is far-reaching and varied, ranging from the construction of the first chapter house to collecting house dues to managing the affairs of the national organization. Some of the officers' correspondence is still housed within their original filing system. Of particular interest is the correspondence of Frederick G. Novy, who served as Secretary for the Corporation of the Alpha Chapter of Nu Sigma Nu for several years. One set of correspondence was taken directly from Dr. Novy's own filing system and dates from 1902 to 1913. Additional correspondence of Dr. Novy is organized chronologically from 1911 to 1923. The subseries University of Michigan Housing Division Correspondence contains one folder of general correspondence and one folder pertaining to a 1986 incident that called into question the legal status of the Nu Sigma Nu Corporation and the ownership of the Alpha Chapter house.

 
Alumni Correspondence
Box   1  
1974-1988
Box   1  
1989-1991
 
Building Correspondence
Box   1  
Building Fund 1962-1963
Box   1  
Campfield Construction Company 1906-1907
 
Executive Council Correspondence
Box   1  
1919-1924
Box   1  
1922-1924
 
Fraternity Business
Box   1  
Inter-fraternity Council 1956-1961
Box   1  
Intra-fraternity Correspondence 1968-2003
Box   1  
Miscellaneous Correspondence 1900-1943
Box   1  
Nu Sigma Nu Corporation Correspondence 1959-1973
 
Officer Correspondence
Box   1  
Paul S. Barker and Malcolm H. Soule, Secretary-Treasurers of Nu Sigma Nu 1948-1956
Box   1  
A. R. Buchanan and George H. Lowrey, Executive Council Members 1962-1969
Box   1  
L. M. Gelston, Officer of Nu Sigma Nu, Alpha Chapter 1904-1905
Box   2  
Frederick G. Novy, Secretary for the Corporation of the Alpha Chapter of Nu Sigma Nu 1902-1913 (3 folders)
Box   2  
Frederick G. Novy, Secretary for the Corporation of the Alpha Chapter of Nu Sigma Nu 1911-1923
 
University of Michigan Housing Division Correspondence
Box   2  
General correspondence 1970-1991, 2002
Box   2  
Issue Concerning Renting the House to Other Student Organizations 1985-1986