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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 Linear feet. 3 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 109
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Ms Coll. 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 papers consist of files pertaining to the fraternity's sale of property, acquisition and bids for the replacement site, and renovation and repair bids. Files date from 1957 through 1995. The documents illustrate overall business management of TEP members through correspondence and minutes of official chapter meetings. The weekly chapter meetings from 1930 to 1956 are listed in journal form. A box of TEP files from the 1950s and 1960s were found in the Samuel Proctor Collection and added to this collection in 2006. This box also contains a number of TEP publications.

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

Gift of Samuel Proctor, faculty advisor to TEP.

Contents List

Chapter Records

1 Architect drawings
1 Bonds on TEP House
1 Change orders on contract
1 Cohen Bros.
1 Constitution
1 Construction correspondence. 1957
1 Construction. 1989
1 Construction. 1994
1 Construction. 1995
1 Fund efforts. 1987
1 Insurance correspondence and policies
1 Kitchen equipment
1 Memo: Construction costs paid. 1987-1995
1 Original concept proposals. 1986-1987
1 Pledges $$ due
1 Receipts. 1957
1 Repairs. 1991-1993
1 Revenue certificate program
1 Rush brochure (TEP)
1 Sale of property on University Avenue: second mortgage data
1 Tau Alpha Holding Corporation. 1990
1 University maintenance funds. 1992-1995
2 Minutes (Journal of Meetings). 1930-1934
2 Minutes. 1935-1938
2 Minutes. 1938-1941
2 Minutes. 1941-1948
2 Minutes. 1941-1949
2 Minutes. 1948-1951
2 Minutes. 1955-1956

Addendum, 1953-1964

3 Alumni
3 Constitution - Ritual
3 Finances
3 General
3 House construction
3 Parents
3 Publications
3 Rules and regulations - University and fraternity
3 Rush data
3 Scholarship
3 Tau Alpha Holding Corp. Minutes. 1958-1959

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

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

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