Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan) records: 1891-2017
Summary Information
Title: Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan) records
Creator: Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan)
Inclusive dates: 1891-2017
Extent: 1 linear foot (in 1 oversize box)
Extent: 3 oversize folders
Extent: 1.9 GB
Abstract:
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.
Call number: 2017048 Bimu 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Devon Proudfoot in November 2017.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (donor no. 11703) in May 2017.

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open without restriction.

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Copyright:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Processing Information:

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan) records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

[item], [URL], Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan) records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


History

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.

Subject Terms

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.
  • Photographs.
  • Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan)
  • University of Michigan -- Students -- Societies, etc.
  • Dow, Alden B., 1904-1983.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Theta Delta Chi. Gamma Deuteron Charge (University of Michigan) records [series]
 
Composite and Group Photographs
Oversize Folder   1  
Oversize 1889
Box   1  
1891-2017 (1 linear foot)
  Online  
Digital 1891-2017 [access item]
Oversize Folder   1  
Alden B. Dow Fraternity House Designs
Oversize Folder   2  
Alden B. Dow Fraternity House Designs

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Oversize Folder   3  
Alden B. Dow Fraternity House Designs

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