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Brigham Young University fraternity artifacts

Brigham Young University fraternity artifacts

Dates: approximately 1948-1950

Includes paddle used during Hansen's initiation into the Tausig (Tau Sigma) social unit at Brigham Young University. Contains several signatures of active members, gathered by Hansen as a pledge (prospective member). Also includes Hansen's Tausig membership certificate, 9 January 1848, and membership cards for Tau Sigma, Phi Alpha Theta, and Intercollegiate Knights. Also includes sew-on cloth emblem for Intercollegiate Knights. Cover letter, 14 June 1996, contains additional information about the Tausig paddle.

  • Extent: 3 folders (1.66 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hansen, Ralph W.. -- Intercollegiate Knights. -- Phi Alpha Theta. Beta Iota Chapter (Brigham Young University)
  • Call Number: UA 858
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young University fraternity artifacts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 858; Brigham Young University fraternity artifacts; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 858, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Some items originally cataloged under call number UA SC 51. Call number changed to UA 858, November 1999. Membership cards and cloth emblem added, January 2000.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ralph W. Hansen; 1995.
Subject Terms
Clubs and Societies; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Artifacts; Certificates; Membership cards
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
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Brigham Young University fraternity artifacts
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:28-0700
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