Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan) records: 1891-2017
Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan) records
Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan)
1 linear foot (in 1 oversize box)
3 oversize folders
Gamma Deuteron Charge (chapter) of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, instated at the University of Michigan in 1889. Records include original and digital copies of annual composite photographs of the members of the University of Michigan chapter, as well as drawings of an unbuilt fraternity house designed by Alden B. Dow.
2017048 Bimu 2
The material is in English
Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.Finding aid created by Devon Proudfoot in November 2017.
Ann Arbor, MI
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
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Donated by Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (donor no. 11703) in May 2017.
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In 1847, six students at Union College (in Schenectady, New York) founded Theta Delta Chi. While the organization was originally intended as a literary society, the founders decided on the creation of a fraternity.
In 1889, Theta Delta Chi instated a chapter at the University of Michigan, designated as the Gamma Deuteron Charge. Edward Warner, one of the founding members, had attended Cornell University in 1888 where he rushed the Beta Charge before transferring to the University of Michigan. Warner and six men from a literary club on campus would be the first initiates of the Gamma Deuteron Charge on December 13, 1889. During the 1990s, the chapter went inactive and remained dormant before being re-chartered by the national office in 2009.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Theta Delta Chi Gamma Deuteron Charge records consist primarily of yearly composite photographs of the members of the chapter. The collection contains the original copies of the composites, as well as digital copies. Also, included are a small number of drawings of an unbuilt fraternity house that were designed by Alden B. Dow.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.
- Fraternities & sororities -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
- Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
- Digital file formats.
- Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan)
- University of Michigan -- Students -- Societies, etc.
- Dow, Alden B., 1904-1983.