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Gamma Sigma Epsilon. Records, 1925-1940

Identifier: RG12-43

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of correspondence. There is also membership information, financial records, minutes, the constitution and by-laws of the society, and printed material. The correspondence is from 1925-1940. The majority of the correspondence (1935-1939) is with Dr. John F. Conn, Grand Visor for the fraternity. There is correspondence (1936-1939) with D.H. Howard, a Davidson professor and also Grand Recorder for the fraternity. There is correspondence with the Davidson College chapter of the fraternity, dating from 1925-1940. There is also correspondence with Jack Montgomery, Irving Grote, Blanche Crawford, A.P. Black, O.J. Thies (a Davidson College professor), and Nevill Isbell, all of whom held national offices for the fraternity. There is also correspondence with Charles Parsons of the American Chemical Society. The minutes are of meetings of the Davidson College chapter and date from 1937-1940. The membership information contains both local and national information, including directories, profiles and history memoranda, and honorary member information. There is a limited amount of financial information from 1932-1940. The printed material includes newspaper clippings (1938), convention reports (1929-1933), publications written by members, and information about The Ray, published by the fraternity. The restricted material contains Chemistry grade reports.


  • Creation: 1925


Conditions Governing Access

1 folder restricted

Biographical / Historical

The honorary fraternity of Gamma Sigma Epsilon was founded at Davidson College in 1919. Founding members were L.P. Good, Manley A. Siske, and M.R. Doubles. Professors H.B. Arbuckle and O.J. Thies assisted the students in the founding. The organization was designed to stimuate and encouragte the study of chemistry. The Davidson chapter became inactive in 1972.


2.00 boxes (2 boxes)




Minutes|Correspondence|Membership Information|Financial Information|Printed Material|Restricted

Physical Location


Control Room

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Dean of Students' Office

Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository