Guide to the Thomas J. Balcerski Acacia Fraternity Papers,
bulk 2006-2007

Collection Number: 6853

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
Thomas J. Balcerski
Date completed:
September 2009
EAD encoding:
Evan Fay Earle, September 2009
Last modified:
RMC Staff, March 2012

© 2009 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Thomas J. Balcerski Acacia Fraternity papers, bulk 2006-2007
Collection Number:
6853
Creator:
Thomas J., Balcerski 1982-
Quantity:
4 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Memorabilia, Movie Film, Photographs, Printed Materials, Publications, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers regarding research for the book Acacia Fraternity at Cornell : the first century.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers regarding research for the book Acacia Fraternity at Cornell : the first century.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Balcerski, Thomas J.,1982-
Acacia Fraternity--History.
Cornell University--Societies, etc.

Subjects:
Greek letter societies.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Thomas J. Balcerski Acacia Fraternity papers, #6853. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

See also: Acacia Fraternity records, #37-4-1538

SERIES LIST

Series 1 - Research Materials
Box 1
Series II. Chapter Operations
Box 1
Series III. Chapter Operations
Boxes 2, 3
Series IV. Corporation
Box 3
Series V. Photographs
Box 3
Series VI. Research Multimedia
Box 4

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Research Early Years, 1907-1943
Box 1 Folder 1
Research Later Years, World War II to the Wing, 1940s-1950s
Box 1 Folder 2
Research Middle Years, 1960s-1980s
Box 1 Folder 3
Research Recent Years, 1986-present
Box 1 Folder 4
Interview Notes
Box 1 Folder 5
Research Sources, Correspondences, and Ideas
Box 1 Folder 6
Williams’ Family Research (Chapter 5)
Box 1 Folder 7
ECW and Hu Shi
Box 1 Folder 8
Copies of Deeds from County Clerk’s Office
Box 1 Folder 9
Wills from Surrogate Court
Box 1 Folder 10
Acacia Fraternity: The First Half Century by William S. Dye, Jr. (Photocopy)
Box 1 Folder 11
Acacia: The Third Quarter Century by Delmer Goode (photocopy)
Box 1 Folder 12
Cornelliana Misc.
Box 1 Folder 13
DKE at Cornell History
Box 1 Folder 14
Other Fraternity Histories
Box 1 Folder 15
Prairie School
Box 1 Folder 16
History of the House Now at 303 E. Upland Road, Ithaca, NY
Box 1 Folder 17
Fraternities without Brotherhood by Alfred McClung Lee (photocopy)
Box 1 Folder 18
Book Project - Author’s Personal Notes
Box 1 Folder 19
History Project Promotional & Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Box 1 Folder 20
History Project Communication (Internal)
Box 1 Folder 21
2005-2007
History Project Bills
Box 1 Folder 22
Permissions, Sales, and Other
Box 1 Folder 23
Library of Congress Information
Box 1 Folder 24
Production Information from Thomson-Shore
Box 1 Folder 25
Printers’ Quotes and Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 26
2006
Cornell Acacia Centennial Weblog, through February 2006
Box 1 Folder 27
July 2007
Proof from Thomson-Shore Printer
Box 2 Folder 1
Early Drafts of Chapter 7, Prologue, and Notes
Box 2 Folder 2
Author’s Second Draft with Comments by TJB
Box 2 Folder 3
May 1, 2007 "First" Draft with Comments by TJB
Box 2 Folder 4
Comments on Draft from Carol Kammen
Box 2 Folder 5
Comments on Drafts from Clara Y. Tow '07
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence with Bill Cammuso '92
Box 2 Folder 7
Comments on Draft by Bill Cammuso '92
Box 2 Folder 8
Draft with Comments by David Klesh '02
Box 2 Folder 9
Correspondence with David Klesh '02
Box 2 Folder 10
Draft with Comments from Tim Thom '82
Box 2 Folder 11
Cover Designs - Acacia History Project
Box 2 Folder 12
Final Draft - Sent to Printer July 25, 2007
Box 2 Folder 13
Author’s Third Draft with Index Notes
Box 2 Folder 14
Layout Mock-up with Comments
Box 2 Folder 15
Comments on Third Draft by Daniel Chazin, Copy Editor
Box 2 Folder 16
July 9, 2007
Review Draft by Sam Aronson
Box 2 Folder 17
July 13, 2007
Author’s Draft with Comments
Box 3 Folder 1
July 7, 2007
Draft with Commentary by Author
Box 3 Folder 2
Post-Centennial Correspondence and Acacia Fraternity at Cornell: The First Century Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 3
Acacia Documentary Project
Box 3 Folder 4
Centennial/Book AFF Grant
Box 3 Folder 5
Centennial Planning
Box 3 Folder 6
August 24-26, 2007
Centennial Weekend Paperwork
Box 3 Folder 7
Centennial Merchandise
Box 3 Folder 8
Centennial Logo
Box 3 Folder 9
Centennial Registrations
Box 3 Folder 10
Centennial Weekend Materials
Box 3 Folder 11
Centennial Weekend Evaluations
Box 3 Folder 12
History of Acacia Donors
Box 3 Folder 13
Centennial Horizons
Box 3 Folder 14
Inglis Family Recognition Day
Box 3 Folder 15
Awards Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 16
Acacia Fraternity Records (#37-4-1538) Agreements
Box 3 Folder 17
2007
Thomas J. Balcerski Acacia Fraternity Papers, Agreements
Box 3 Folder 18
2008
Correspondence with Susan Chan Egan
Box 3 Folder 19
Correspondence with Jeremy Davis, Iowa State Chapter
Box 3 Folder 20
2009
History of Acacia Fraternity at Iowa State University, 1909-2009: Recollections of a Century of Brotherhood by George W. Gross, Harold D. Zarr, and Jeremy N. Davis
Box 3 Folder 31
Advisory Board Minutes
Box 3 Folder 21
Planning and Projects
Box 3 Folder 22
Print Materials
Box 3 Folder 23
Stage 0
Box 3 Folder 24
Stage 1
Box 3 Folder 25
Stage 2
Box 3 Folder 26
AFF Funding and Policies
Box 3 Folder 27
Cornell University Capital Campaign Information
Box 3 Folder 28
Donors Lists - Acacia
Box 3 Folder 29
Reminder Letters
Box 3 Folder 30
2007-2011
Corporation Board Materials
Box 3 Folder 32
Chapter Newsletter Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 33
Correspondence with Steve Stein ’73
Box 3 Folder 34
Capital Campaign Invoices and Project Plans
Box 3 Folder 35
2009-2012
Capital Campaign Mailings and Donors
Box 3 Folder 36
2010
Syracuse-Cornell Summit
Box 3 Folder 37
Centennial+5 Planning
Box 3 Folder 38
1916
Letter from William S. Dye, Jr
Box 3 Folder 39
Acacia History Project Oral Interview Cassettes
Box 4 Folder 1
Acacia Fraternity, Cornell Chapter: 100 Years of Brotherhood (DVD)
Box 4 Folder 2
April 27, 2007
Acacia Documentary Raw Footage
Box 4 Folder 3
Acacia Centennial DVD
Box 4 Folder 4
Centennial Weekend Photos, CD
Box 4 Folder 5
Acacia Sings Colorado Chapter, CD
Box 4 Folder 6
Acacia "Dream House" Maps, Plans, and Blueprints
Box 4 Folder 7
History Center Photographs, CD
Box 4 Folder 8
Photographs taken from 35 mm slides by John Male
Box 4 Folder 9
Acacia Pictures from 1990s Albums
Box 4 Folder 10
Acacia Pictures (scans)
Box 4 Folder 11
July 4, 2006
Acacia Scans, Small Pictures
Box 4 Folder 12
Acacia Scans, Large Pictures
Box 4 Folder 13
Acacia Travelers 1, CD
Box 4 Folder 14
Acacia Travelers 2, CD
Box 4 Folder 15
February 9, 2006-February 13, 2006
Acacia Files, Research
Box 4 Folder 16
February 8, 2006
Acacia History Materials
Box 4 Folder 17
October 13, 2005
Acacia House History Project
Box 4 Folder 18
Acacia Book Pics 1
Box 4 Folder 19
Acacia Book Pics 2
Box 4 Folder 20
National Geographic Society: Directions Up, Down, All Around (featuring footage from Acacia chapter house)
Box 4 Folder 21
August 24-26, 2007
Cornell Acacia Centennial Pictures by Andrew Brenner '91
Box 4 Folder 22
Acacia Documentary with Centennial
Box 4 Folder 23
1948-1981
Home Movies by James Symons '54
Box 4 Folder 24
Cornell Days DVD by James Symons '54
Box 4 Folder 25
Acacia Centennial Capital Campaign Brochure
Box 4 Folder 26
Acacia DVD (Video shown at Centennial)
Box 4 Folder 27
July 2007
Acacia Documentary Draft
Box 4 Folder 28
Cassette tape interview with Bradley Ayres '06
Box 4 Folder 29
Cornell Acacia Centennial Fraternal Composite Services Footage Friday night
Box 4 Folder 30
Cornell Acacia Centennial Fraternal Composite Services Footage Saturday night and video
Box 4 Folder 31
Acacia Photographs (various) by Tom Balcerski
Box 4 Folder 32
1990s
Acacia Photographs (scans by Brad Ayres)
Box 4 Folder 33
ca. 2005
Acacia Videos
Box 4 Folder 34
November 11, 2003
Brian Kwoba Photo Session
Box 4 Folder 35