Herb Gray collection on Zeta Tau fraternity
Scope and Contents
This collection was created by Herb Gray, RIT student from 1969-1972. He was a founding member of the Zeta Tau fraternity at RIT. In 1972, the fraternity became a part of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Most of the collection was donated in 2007, except for the oversize composite of Zeta Tau members of 1969 which came in 2012.
The paper records contain pledging posters, membership materials, planning documents, organizational papers, the constitution, invitations to anniversary banquets, memos and correspondence. Also included is a Zeta Tau drinking mug.
Herb Gray collection on Zeta Tau fraternity composite photograph is a handmade composite of members of the RIT Zeta Tau fraternity in 1969. Oval shaped photographs of each of the 24 identified members were cut and pasted onto a 18 x 20 inch poster board. Stenciled on the board is Zeta Tau 1969 and the emblem is pasted in the center.
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This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
RIT's Zeta Tau local fraternity was founded in 1969. The Alpha chapter was officially recognized by the Student Senate and the Institute on October 22, 1969. The mission of this social fraternity was to strive to promote lasting friendship, to develop a brotherhood of kindred minds, and to further the sister causes of knowledge and citizenship. Zeta Tau was active in community affairs and sponsored "big brother" days with local orphanages. Herb Gray was one of the founding members.
In February of 1972, Zeta Tau became a member of the Xi Upsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TEKE), a national fraternity, through the hard work of the original members who set a goal to build membership and become a national organization. Their adopted motto was "Many men as one Man."
2.5 Linear Feet (One document box and 1 poster board of photo composites)
The paper records of the Herb Gray collection on Zeta Tau fraternity contain pledging posters, membership materials, planning documents, organizational records, the constitution, invitations to anniversary banquets, memos and correspondence. Also included are a Zeta Tau drinking mug.
The handmade composite of members of the RIT Zeta Tau fraternity in 1969 contains oval shaped photographs of each of the 24 identified members cut and pasted to a poster board.
Paper records are arranged by document type. Twenty-four photographs are on one oversize board.
Oversize Photo Box OS-29-10 - oversize photograph Zeta Tau founders
C.S. South, Shelf 223 - papers (Box 1)
C.S. South, East wall, Shelf E82 - mug
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Herb Grabb collectionon Zeta Tau fraternity
Composite poster measures 18 inches x 20 inches.
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2012.
- College students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Composite photographs -- 1960-1970
- Dychko, Douglas J.
- Greek letter societies -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- History
- Membership lists
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Societies and clubs
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Taylor, Bartle G.
- Herb Gray collection on Zeta Tau fraternity
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 6 November 2012
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