Tau Mu Tau.  Collection of Tau Mu Tau Sorority, 1909-Ongoing.

GACA Collection 156



Tau Mu Tau.  Collection of Tau Mu Tau Sorority, 1909-Ongoing.  GACA Collection 156.  2 Hollinger boxes and 3 flat boxes.


ABSTRACT:

The Tau Mu Tau (TMT) sorority collection contains the constitution, membership lists, minutes, invitations, programs, a history, rush materials, photographs, and scrapbooks holding photographs, programs, invitations and other memorabilia.  TMT was founded in 1909 as a literary society and eventually evolved into a social sorority.  Additional materials will be added to the collection when received from the organization.


HISTORICAL NOTE:

Tau Mu Tau began in the early 1900s with twelve members.  Like most sororities at Gustavus, they began as more of a literary society and evolved eventually into having a more social focus.  The current mission of Tau Mu Tau is to provide an enlightening and enjoyable experience that combines friendship and unity, and integrates the development of values with intellectual and social growth. 

*College documentation states Tau Mu Tau began in 1909 while sorority documentation indicates 1904.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection is divided into four sections: administrative; programs and invitations; photographs and scrapbooks; and miscellaneous.

  • Administrative is comprised of minutes, the constitution, rush materials, instructions, and a history.
  • Programs and Invitation is made up of programs and invitations from Tau Mu Tau banquets and parties.
  • Photographs and Scrapbooks contains photographs and scrapbooks of sorority events and members.
  • Miscellaneous contains a pennant, c. 1912 and a guest book from the 1994 reunion.


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.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:

Tau Mu Tau.  Collection of Tau Mu Tau Sorority, 1909-Ongoing. GACA Collection 156.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


ACQUISITION:
Kelly O’Brien transferred part of this collection during January 2010.


PROCESSED BY:
Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid during September 2009.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Gustavus Adolphus College.  Tau Mu Tau Sorority.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Student organizations.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Sororities.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Students -- Societies, etc.
Greek letter societies -- Minnesota -- St. Peter.
Women College Students -- Minnesota -- St. Peter -- Societies, etc.
College Students -- Minnesota -- St. Peter -- Social life and customs -- 20th Century.
Women--Societies and clubs.
Photographs.



GACA Collection 156

Box

Folder

Administrative, 1909-

 

Constitution/Membership Lists/Minutes, 1909-1914

1

1

Greek Leadership Retreat, Spring 2006

1

6

History, 1948-1955

1

2

Miscellaneous Instructions/Songs/Correspondence, undated

2

1

Rush Materials, 1990-2006

1

5

Programs and Invitations, 1941-

 

Programs and Invitations, 1941-1959

1

3

Programs and Invitations, 1960-2006 and undated

1

4

Twelfth Night Program, 1961

3

1

Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1950-

 

Photographs, 1966-1992

2

3

Photographs, undated

2

4

Scrapbook Pages, Spring 1995

3

2

Scrapbook, 1989-1990

3

--

Scrapbook, 1971-1972

3

--

Scrapbook, 1986-1987

4

--

Scrapbook, 1950s

4

--

Scrapbook, 1972-1973

5

--

Scrapbook, 1992-1993

5

--

Miscellaneous, c. 1912 and 1994

 

Pennant, c. 1912

5

--

Reunion Guest Book, 1994

2

2