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A Guide to the Tau Epsilon Phi, Tau Alpha Chapter Records

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

November 2006

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tau Epsilon Phi. Tau Alpha Chapter.
Title: Tau Epsilon Phi, Tau Alpha Chapter Records
Dates: 1930-1995
Abstract: Files pertaining to the fraternity's house and property, correspondence and minutes of official chapter meetings.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet. 3 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 109
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Manuscript Collection 109 consists of records from the Tau Alpha Chapter of Tau Epsilon Phi at the University of Florida, a Greek letter society rooted in the Jewish student population. The collection contains records related to the construction and maintenance of the TEP house and the sale of the original house on University Avenue. The collection includes the fraternity's official minutes from 1930 to 1956, rush brochures, pledge rituals, publications, and financial records. Also included in the collection is correspondence to and from Samuel Proctor during the years when he served as the fraternity's faculty advisor, approximately 1956 to 1968.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tau Epsilon Phi, Tau Alpha Chapter Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

The collection was the gift of Samuel Proctor who served as the fraternity faculty advisor for many years, but also as its unofficial historian. The bulk of the collection was arranged and described in the 1990s. In 2006 and 2017, additional records related to TEP were found in the Samuel Proctor Papers and added to this collection. They are marked as first and second addenda in the contents list.

Contents List

Chapter records.

1 Minutes (Journal of Meetings). 1930-1934
1 Minutes. 1935-1938
1 Minutes. 1938-1941
1 Minutes. 1941-1948
1 Minutes. 1941-1949
1 Minutes. 1948-1951
1 Minutes. 1955-1956
2 Bonds on TEP House.
2 Building Fund. 1957
2 Constitution.
2 Construction correspondence. 1957-1958
2 Construction. 1989
2 Construction. 1994
2 Construction. 1995
2 Construction Costs. 1987-1995
2 Fund efforts. 1987
2 House Rules.
2 Original concept proposals. 1986-1987
2 Revenue certificate program.
2 Rush brochures.
2 Sale of property on University Avenue: second mortgage data.
2 Tau Alpha Holding Corporation. 1990

First addendum.

2 Alumni.
2 Finances. 1959-1961
2 General. 1952-1960
2 House construction. 1955-1956
3 Housemother. 1958-1961
3 Parents.
3 Publications.
3 Ritual.
3 Rules and regulations.
3 Rush data.
3 Scholarship.
3 Tau Alpha Holding Company - Minutes.

Second addendum.

3 Annual report. 1983
3 Financial Statements. 1980-1990
3 Miscellaneous records. 1974-1988
3 Sterling, Bernard - Scholarship. 1960
3 Suntag, Sidney - TEP National Executive Secretary - His correspondence with Proctor. 1956-1968

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Greek letter societies -- Florida -- History.
Jewish college students -- United States -- Conduct of life.

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