Delta Kappa Epsilon Records, 1870-2003

Collection Number: 37-4-1535

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Delta Kappa Epsilon records, 1870-2003.
Collection Number:
37-4-1535
Creator:
Delta Kappa Epsilon.Delta Chi Chapter (Cornell University).
Quantity:
3.6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Minutes, lists, records, photographs, typescript history,pamphlets, directories, catalogs, brochures, memorabilia, and correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Minutes, membership lists, initiation records, photographs, typescript narrative history, pamphlets, directories, catalogs, brochures, and memorabilia of Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Minutes, membership lists, initiation records, photographs, typescript narrative history, pamphlets, directories, catalogs, brochures, and memorabilia of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Includes fund raising correspondence and other papers of Walter Bruske concerning Delta Kappa Epsilon at Cornell University; petition from H. William Fogle, Alumni Secretary to the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation to place two Norway spruce on the New York State Famous and Historic Trees Register, 1987; and petition from the Delta Chi Association to the National Register of Historic Places. Also, "The Delta Chi Deke" newsletter, 1935-1991; 1988 Pledge Class DKE history project research tasks binder; and report of the Alumni Historian, 1988. Also, an 1870 Cornellian listing Delta Upsilon as an "Anti-Secret Society." Includes an 1870 Charter, and a 1908 replacement charter. THE CORNELL DEKE HOUSE by William Fogle. Also a recording of the Muskrat Ramblers Dixieland Jazz Band performing at the DKE house at Spring Weekend in May 1967.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Bruska, Walter.
Fogle, H. William.
Cornell University--Societies, etc.
Cornell University--Students.

Subjects:
Greek letter societies.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Chapter minutes since 1936 require written permission of President of Delta Chi Chapter, Delta Kappa Epsilon for access and reproduction. Boxes 3, 6, 13, 21, are restricted.
Some files and additional information are available online in ecommons here: http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/3223.
A copy of the detailed box list is available by clicking here. (5 MB Searchable PDF)
Cite As:
Delta Kappa Epsilon records, #37-4-1535. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
See above link for the most up to date box listing. Includes item level listings not included below.
Box 1
Books, Bound, DKE Personal Record Blanks.
Box 2
Uncataloged material.
Box 3
Books, Bound, DX Chapter Meeting Minutes (CMM). Newsletters, The Delta Chi Deke.
Restricted
Box 4
Books, Bound. Directories, Membership. Newsletters, The Delta Chi Deke. Reports.
Box 5
Artifacts. Artworks. Photographs, DKE Convention Attendees. Photographs, Artifact. Photographs, Brotherhood Assembled, Yearbook. Photographs, Brotherhood Assembled. Photographs, Deke House Exterior. Photographs, Deke House Interior. Photographs, Deke House Party. Photographs, Individual Portrait. Photographs. Photographic Composite, Annual. Postcards.
Box 6
Books, Bound, DX Chapter Meeting Minutes (CMM). Books, Bound.
Restricted
Box 7
Artifacts.
Box 8
Books, Bound, DKE Songs. Books, Bound, Record. Books. Photographs, Deke House Exterior. Photographs, Deke House Interior. Photographs, Brotherhood Assembled. Also, uncatalogued petitions concerning the lodge, early versions of published studies, heraldry papers, digital data diskettes for the DKE History Program circa 1991, photographic color slides and B&W negatives. Color Slides: DKE1-054, -063, -064, -065, -073, -077. DKE2-002, -006, -007, -008, -009, -010, -011, -012, -013, -014, -018, -019, -020, -021, -022, -023, -024, -025, -026, -027, -028, -029, -030, -031, -032, -033, -034, -035, -036, -037, -038, -039, -040 and -041.
Box 9
Photographs, Deke House Exterior. Photographs, Deke House Interior. Photographs, Deke House Interior. Uncataloged photographs and scrapbook pages.
Box 10
Booklets. Directories, Membership. Newsletters, The Delta Chi Deke.
Box 11
Artifacts.
Box 12
Booklets. Documents. Documents, Photocopy. Drawings, Architectural Plan. Magazines. Photographic Composites, Annual. Posters.
Box 13
Artifacts. Artworks. Books, Bound, DX Chapter Meeting Minutes (CMM). Booklets, Membership Directory. Booklets, Rushing Brochure. Correspondence. Documents. Magazines. Media, Digital Data. Newsletters, The Delta Chi Deke. Photographs, Deke House Exterior. Postcards.
Restricted
Box 14
Books. Booklets, Annual Newsletter & Directory. Booklets, Pledge Manual. Booklets, Rushing Brochure. Correspondence. Documents. Journals, The Deke Quarterly. Photographs, Deke House Interior. Photographs.
Box 15
Seven uncataloged photograph albums marked with temporary labels: ca. 1964, 1964-66, ca. 1980, 1980, 1993, 1995 and 1996.
Box 16
Booklet, Cornellian ’70 (1870). Booklets, Membership Directory. Artifacts. One uncataloged photograph album marked with temporary label, 1999-2000; one envelope labeled MISC GROUP PHOTOS, and seventeen envelopes containing annual composite photographs with labels, 1965-1966, 1964-1967, 1967, 1968-1969, 1968-1969-1971, 1976, 1976-1978-1988, 1995, 1978-1982-1992, 1982-1990-1993, 1996, 1995-1998, 1997, 1999, 1999-2001-2003, 2000 and 2001.
Box 17
Three uncataloged photograph albums marked with temporary labels, 1992, 1994-1995 and 1997-1998.
Box 18
Artifacts.
Box 19
Artifacts. Artworks. Booklets. Documents, Certificate. Flyers, Campaign. Media, Digital Data. Photographs, Brotherhood Assembled. Photographs, Deke House Party. Postcards. Posters, Campaign.
Box 20
Documents, Certificate. Documents. Map Sheets. Photographs, Artifact. Photographs, Brotherhood Assembled. Photographs, Deke House Party. Photographic Composites, Annual.
Box 21
Three uncataloged record books and a videotape. Record books are restricted
Restricted
Box 22
Books, Bound, DKE Songs. Books, Record. Booklets, Membership Directory. Booklets, promotional Brochure. Booklets, Rushing Brochure. Booklets. Magazines. Media, Digital Data. Photographs.
Box Ms. Box 26 Folder 1
Photographs
Includes photos of President Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush, signed and inscribed to DKE. The G. W. Bush inscription congratulates DKE on their Lion Trophy.
Box Ms. Box 52 Folder 1
Oversize photographs
Mapcase Folder 1
Charters
Mapcase Folder 2
Replacement charter
CD-78
Digitized items
7in audio reel tr-9503
Muskrat Ramblers Dixieland Jazz Band recording
May 1967
Use DVD-863. Recorded at the DKE house during Spring Weekend. Performers may include: Walt Koken, (banjo), H. Philip Hodes (trombone, d. 2006), Leon Oakley (cornet), John C. Bittence (bass), Jack Hockenberry (trombone), Michel Sebastiani (clarinet), John F. Geherin (drums), Roy Rubinstein (trombone), Paul Somers (piano) and Michele Sebastiani (clarinet).
DVD-863
Muskrat Ramblers Dixieland Jazz Band recording
Copy of tr-9503
Box T
Time Capsule
Restricted