Inter-Fraternity Senate.  Records, 1956-1983.

GACA Collection 41



Inter-Fraternity Senate.  Records, 1956-1983.  GACA Collection 41.  1 ½ Hollinger Boxes.


ABSTRACT:

The Inter-Fraternity Senate collection contains information from 1956 through 1983.  This includes administrative information, fraternity activities, and correspondence.  This governing body formed in 1930 and changed its title to the Inter-Greek Senate in 1983.  Materials are described alphabetically and then chronologically.


ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE:

Inter-Fraternity Senate (IFS) was founded in the spring of 1930 as the Inter-Society Senate and served as the central governing body of all fraternities at Gustavus Adolphus College.  In 1983, it merged with the Inter-Sorority Senate to form the Inter-Greek Senate.  On 25 April 1988, the Board of Trustees adopted a motion which suspended all official recognition and support of Greek social groups belonging to Inter-Greek Senate.  This action was ratified on 23 January 1989.  Steps were taken during spring 1992 to reinstate fraternities and sororities on campus.  This process was continued and by the fall of 1993 11 of the campus’s 15 Greek organizations were again recognized or involved in the reinstatement process.

Information compiled by Edith “Edi” Thorstensson and Jeff A. Jenson.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The collection has been divided into the following three series: Administrative, Activities and Miscellaneous, and Correspondence.  Materials are described alphabetically and then chronologically.

  • Administrative, 1956-1983: This series includes materials that focus on the fraternity from an administrative perspective.  Items include handbooks, meeting agendas, fraternity constitutions, and other such data.
  • Activities and Miscellaneous, 1957-1983: The Activities and Miscellaneous category contains information that the Inter-Fraternity Senate collected.  This includes financial records, initiation guidelines, problems and damages caused, and fraternity/sorority rosters.
  • Correspondence, 1961-1983: The Correspondence portion of this collection includes letters to, from, or concerning campus fraternities.


RESTRICTIONS:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


COLLECTION CITATION:

Inter-Fraternity Senate.  Records, 1956-1983. GACA Collection 41.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:

Sibley Mattson, archives student worker, processed this collection and developed the finding aid during February 2008.


RELATED COLLECTIONS IN THE ARCHIVES:

Inter-Greek Senate.  Records, 1980-1988. GACA Collection 39.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Inter-Sorority Senate.  Records, 1961-1983. GACA Collection 40.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Various collections of different fraternities and sororities.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Gustavus Adolphus College--Student organizations.
Gustavus Adolphus College--Fraternities.

 


GACA Collection 41

Box

Folder

Administrative, 1956-1983

Fraternity Constitution, Fall 1976- Spring 1977

1

2

Fraternity Constitution, Fall 1978

1

3

Fraternity Constitution, Fall 1979

1

4

Handbook, 1961(?)

1

5

Initiation Guidelines and Violations, September 1982-May 1983

1

22

Institutional Relationship Resolution, undated, c. 1980’s

1

1

Mark Anderson Speeches and Papers About Fraternities, 1976-1981

2

1

Meeting Agendas, 1979-1980

1

11

Meeting Minutes and Choice List, September 1956-March 1963

1

7

Meeting Minutes and Member Notes, September 1963-May 1972

1

8

Meeting Minutes, September 1972-October 1973

1

9

Meeting Minutes, May 1974-1976

1

10

Meeting Minutes, Fall 1978-Spring 1980

1

12

Meeting Minutes, undated

1

13

Report on Fraternity/Sorority System, 1983

2

8

“Welcome to I.F.S.” Handbook, 1981-1982

1

6

Activities and Miscellaneous, 1957-1983

Greek Organization Membership Record Form, January 1982-February 1983

1

15

Financial Records, June 1979-June 1981

1

23

Fraternity and Sorority Roster, 1978-1983

1

14

Initiation, April 1957-May 1957

1

19

Initiation, February 1980-April 1980

1

20

Initiation Policy, 1977 and undated

1

17

Miscellaneous, 1961-1962, August 1982-1983

1

26

Problems and Damages, 1981-1982

2

5

Rush, October 1978-1982 and undated

1

18

Rush Party Sign-up, 1980-1981(?)

1

21

Senate Receipts, December 1979-September 1982

1

24

Correspondence, 1962-1983

Advertising and Correspondence, February 1981-November, 1982

1

25

Correspondence, Concerns, and Problems, 1976-1981

2

3

Correspondence, October 1982-January 1983

2

7

Damages and Correspondence, February 1981-December 1981

2

6

General Information on Fraternities, News Articles, and Correspondence, 1979-1982

2

9

Letters Concerning Fraternity, 1979-1981

2

2

Letter to Rushees, March 1962

1

16

National Interfraternity Conference, 1981-1982

2

10

Student Projects, 1976-1980

2

4