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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Records, 1883-1994

Identifier: RG12-19

Scope and Contents

The collection contains historical sketches of the fraternity. There is a copy of the original constitution from 1883 and also a revision from 1989. The minutes date from 1883-1888 and 1957-1967. There is correspondence from 1981-1992. There are addresses to the society from 1988-1991, which include toasts to the society. Membership information from 1986-1994 includes the names and hometowns of pledges as well as providing a photo of each pledge. There is information about the activities of the group, which include a library endowment, a Mother's club, the Martin Lectureship in 1968, and service to the community. The printed material includes general information about the group, copies of the "NC Theta News" newsletter from 1974-1985, copies of "The Lion's Roar" from 1987-1991, rush publications from 1952-1956, and party invitations. There is also restricted information about expenses. The oversize folder contains a 1921 copy of "Theta Thoughts" and copies of "Casque and Plumes" from 1939-1951 and two scrapbooks (1983-84, 1984-85) of photographs of fraternity events.


  • Creation: 1883


Conditions Governing Access

yes, one folder is restricted

Biographical / Historical

The North Carolina Theta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was established at Davidson College in 1883.


2.00 boxes_oversize (2 boxes + oversize)




The collection is arranged in the following series: Historical Information; Constitutions; Minutes; Correspondence; Addresses; Membership; Activities; Printed Material; Restricted, Oversize.

Physical Location





Mapstand D-4

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2012-108 (scrapbooks)

Related Materials

Dean of Students' Office

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository