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Collection Number: 40419-z

Collection Title: Gamma Lambda Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1962-2002

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Size About 100 items
Abstract The Gamma Lambda Chapter of the Phi Mu Fraternity was colonized at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964. Founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., Phi Mu is the second oldest female fraternal organization established in the United States. Records chiefly consist of administrative documents, national and chapter publications, meeting minutes, photographs, and architectural plans for the chapter house on Henderson Street. Administrative documents concern the purchase of the Henderson Street property in 1965. Publications consist of volumes and clippings from The Aglaia of Phi Mu and The Gamma Lambda Triangle. Records also include a bound scrapbook titled "Phi Mu Pledges '64-'65," containing clippings, invitations, pamphlets, certificates, and black-and-white and color photographs of initiation, rush, the pledge class, and various parties and events; loose photographs depicting the ground breaking ceremony and construction of the Henderson Street house; and eleven architectural drawings of the Henderson Street plot and house.
Creator Phi Mu Fraternity. Gamma Lambda Chapter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Language English
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This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40419-z, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Transferred from the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity, November 2013 (Records transfer 20131115.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Gamma Lambda Chapter of the Phi Mu Fraternity was colonized at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964. Founded in 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., Phi Mu is the second oldest female fraternal organization established in the United States. Phi Mu's national philanthropy centers on fundraising and support for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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Records chiefly consist of administrative documents, national and chapter publications, meeting minutes, photographs, and architectural plans for the chapter house on Henderson Street. Administrative documents concern the purchase of the Henderson Street property in 1965, including Articles of Incorporation for Gamma Lambda House Corporation, April 1964; meeting minutes of the Gamma Lambda House Corporation; deed to the Henderson Street property, 1966; clippings; minutes of the Chapel Hill Phi Mu Alumnae Club meeting, 24 March 1966; program of events for the Henderson Street Ground-Breaking Ceremony, 9 September 1968; and a deed to additional land on Henderson Street, 1977. Publications consist of volumes and clippings from The Aglaia of Phi Mu and The Gamma Lambda Triangle. Records also include a bound scrapbook titled "Phi Mu Pledges '64-'65," containing clippings, invitations, pamphlets, certificates, and black-and-white and color photographs of initiation, rush, the pledge class, and various parties and events; loose photographs depicting the ground breaking ceremony and construction of the Henderson Street house; and eleven architectural drawings of the Henderson Street plot and house.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Amanda Loeb, December 2013

Encoded by: Amanda Loeb, December 2013

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