Guide to the Records of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AC.0603

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Phi Kappa Sigma. Alpha Mu Chapter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Title
Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Mu Chapter records
ID
AC.0603
Date
approximately 1998 to 2003
Extent
0.3 cubic feet (1 manuscript box)
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection was compiled by the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the MIT 150th Anniversary Archives Project. The majority of the materials relate to The Campaign for 530, a fundraising drive in the late 1990s by the Alpha Mu trust that raised $1.7 million to renovate the fraternity's chapter house. Other materials include an invitation to the 2003 Centennial Founders' Day Weekend and a report on the chapter's financial status, dated May 2003.

Citation

Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Mu Chapter records, AC 603. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Historical note

The Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity was chartered in 1850 at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Alpha Mu Chapter, also referred to as "Skullhouse" , at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded on October 16, 1903. The fraternity's current chapter house at 530 Beacon Street in Boston was purchased in 1916. In 1996, the Alpha Mu trust began The Campaign for 530, raising $1.7 million to renovate the chapter house.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections (Copyright 2011)

MIT Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
617.253.5690
mithistory@mit.edu

Access note

This collection is open for use, but there may be restrictions on access to MIT records. Access to MIT records is governed by Institute record policy.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives is not authorization to publish. Separate application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the creating office.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Phi Kappa Sigma. Alpha Mu Chapter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Subject(s)

  • Student Life.

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Collection Inventory

Box

"A Position Paper on the Plight of the MIT Fraternities: A Study of Alpha Mu Chapter, Phi Kappa Sigma"  2003 May 29 

1

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"The Campaign for 530" booklet circa 1997 

1

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"The Campaign for 530" booklet from Founders' Day Dedication 1998 October 10 

1

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Invitation to Centennial Founders' Day Weekend 2003 October 24 to 26 

1

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