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1 00.39.24 Certificate, membership Beta Beta Beta. Membership certificate of Emmett J. Cable, May 26, 1934. Color: WH,BK Beta Beta Beta, also known as the Tri-Beta's, is a national biological honorary fraternity that was formally established on campus as the Delta Iota chapter in May 1934. The honor society is for students of the biological sciences and promotes the dissemination of scientific proof and encourages investigation in the natural world. The group took many field trips to natural settings, created their own science magazine, and has hosted many programs since its founding. The group was inactive from 1954 to 1955 until it was reactivated in 1956, and continues to the present day at UNI.
2 1968.4 Paddle, Sorority Paddle from the Iowa State Teachers College Shakespeare Literary Society, in which Ruth Welsh, class of 1932, was the treasurer, and Edith Diamond, class of 1933, was a member. The group first convened in September 1884 and had its last meeting in 1981. The group met and held events to discuss the works of Shakespeare and their application to present day life, as well as have readings of his works. ISTC sorority paddle with insignia including "ISTC" and "Shake" at broad end and "Ruth Welsh" and "1931" at handle on same side and "Edith Diamond" on handle on reverse side. Color: BR,BK,GD
3 1971.6.2 Pin, literary society ISTC alpha pin with Philo guard. Color: GD
4 1971.6.3 Pin, literary society ISTC Alpha Debate Team. Diamond shape. Color: GD
5 1976.98.9 Program ISTC "Icebound; A Drama in Three Acts by Owen Davis". Presented by Iowa Beta Chapter of Theta Alpha Phi. Program of performance to be presented Octover 21, 1927 in the college auditorium. Color: BK,WH Theta Alpha Phi is an honorary dramatic fraternity that seeks to promote interest in the dramatic arts and foster a love for the arts. The group was established on the campus in 1923 and was formally recognized as the Beta Iowa chapter. The group still exists to the present day and has consistently produced theater productions and held events on campus for nearly 100 years. 1976.98.9 (Program) image
6 1983.2 Plaque Large wooden lighted sorority shield for Pi Tau Phi. Mounted on a wooden base. Lights are made from old Christmas lights. Tau Phi was a social sorority founded in 1925, the sorority has a purpose for students to seek friendship and to promote cultural development. Pi Tau Phi social sorority. The sorority began in December 1925. The group held dinner parties, worked with the Red Cross, and hosted events alongside the other social fraternities on campus. However, the sorority merged with Alpha Delta Pi national sorority in the 1960s. This sorority still exists on campus today.
7 1984.6.7 Paddle, fraternal Phi Tau Theta, Methodist men's fraternity. Phi Tau Theta was a fraternity that spawned from the Westley Foundation, a Methodist group that was open to all Methodist men and women on campus. The Westley Foundation was founded first in January 1921 according to the College Eye (school newspaper), followed by Phi Tau Theta in October 1928 (College Eye). Professor Harry LeRoy Eells was the sponsor of this fraternity. The group's purpose was to be one with God’s spirit and desires to bring Methodist men into closer fellowship with each other and with the church, thus bringing them closer to God. In 1941 Pi Tau Theta merged with Sigma Epsilon Theta, another Methodist fraternity on campus, to form Delta Sigma Theta. Which was then renamed Sigma Theta Epsilon in 1949 and became inactive at the end of 1962. The group then reactivated in 1966 until it became permanently inactive at the end of the 1971 school year. "Carver" which is written on the back of this paddle refers to Lowell Carver, class of 1930, who also belonged to Lambda Gamma Nu fraternity. He went on to marry Ruth Eells, class of 1930 and 1932, who was a member of Pi Theta Phi and the daughter of the sponsor of the fraternity and become an associate professor of industrial education at Iowa State University in 1940. Phi Tau Theta. Stained brown with black lettering. "Carver" on back of handle in black lettering. Color: BR,BK
8 1992.30.1.0003 Hood Pi Tau Phi caroling hood. Outside is turquoise corduroy and inside is red. The bottom is jagged and there are three balls, like an elf costume. The hole for the face is circular. ISTC. Color: BL,RD Tau Phi was a social sorority founded in 1925, the sorority has a purpose for students to seek friendship and to promote cultural development. Pi Tau Phi social sorority. The sorority began in December 1925. The group held dinner parties, worked with the Red Cross, and hosted events alongside the other social fraternities on campus. However, the sorority merged with Alpha Delta Pi national sorority in the 1960s. This sorority still exists on campus today.
9 1992.30.1.13 Hood Pi Tau Phi was a sorority on campus from December 1925 to the early 1960s, when they joined the national sorority Alpha Delta Pi which is still active on campus. An Article in the December 19th, 1952 "College Eye" features a photo of the sorority wearing the hoods while caroling for President Maucker and his family. Pi Tau Phi caroling hood. Outside is turquoise corduroy and inside is red. The bottom is jagged and there are three balls, like an elf costume. The hole for the face is circular. ISTC. Color: BL,RD 1992.30.1.13 (Hood) image
10 1992.30.1.7 Hood Pi Tau Phi was a sorority on campus from December 1925 to the early 1960s, when they joined the national sorority Alpha Delta Pi which is still active on campus. An Article in the December 19th, 1952 "College Eye" features a photo of the sorority wearing the hoods while caroling for President Maucker and his family. Pi Tau Phi caroling hood. Outside is turquoise corduroy and inside is red. The bottom is jagged and there are three balls, like an elf costume. The hole for the face is circular. ISTC. Color: BL,RD 1992.30.1.7 (Hood) image
11 1993.28.0039 Print, photographic Alpha Chi Epsilon (A.X.E.) fraternity's swimming team holding a trophy. Persons from left to right are 1. Craig Ellyson, Class of 1930. 2. Francis Hearst, class of 1930. 3. Wilbur Maxson, 4. Gene Mueller, a junior in 1926. 5. Leo Ford, class of 1931. 6. Kenneth Greenly, class of 1928. name of fraternity and names of swimmers hand printed in ink. ISTC. Color: BK,WH 1993.28.0039 (Print, photographic) image
12 1996.26.4 Magazine "The Sinfonian." Fall 1948 issue of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity of America. The fraternity magazine is for current members in active charters on various college and university campuses and for alumni and to attract new possible charters. 1948 is the 50th anniversary of the fraternity and the cover is therefore gold with black lettering. Under the title is a 1 1/4' wide trim across the top of the cover. The back cover is gold. 62 pp. Color: GD,RD,BK 1996.26.4 (Magazine) image
13 1996.26.5 Magazine "The Sinfonian." Fall 1950 issue of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity of America. The fraternity magazine is for current members in active charters on various college and university campuses and for alumni and to attract new possible charters. The front cover is red with black lettering and has a one-inch wide trim running across the top that is orange. The fraternity emblem is in the middle of the front cover. The back cover is red. 62 pp. Color: RD,OR,BK 1996.26.5 (Magazine) image
14 2004.6.3 Book, Song "Sigma Alpha Iota Songbook," edited by Beatrice Perham krone. 48 pp. Written in pencil on the upper right hand corner, "Donagne Re---, Alpha Upsilon Chapter." Color: WH 2004.6.3 (Book, Song) image
15 2007.12.0001 Paddle, Sorority Kappa Phi paddle. Kappa Phi was a Methodist women's sorority that was installed in October 1928 and dissolved in 1971. It has the Kappa Phi symbols of a lit candle and pink roses. Mildred Landsberg class of 1934, Leola M Catlin, class of 1932, and Verna B. Reisser, class of 1931 are all named on the paddle, the paddle was most likely given to the pledge Landsberg by Catlin and Reisser, who were already members of the sorority. Sorority paddle. Kappa Phi. Mildred Landsberg, 1932 on front. Verna B. Reisser, Leola M. Caklin on back. Scratch on back, dings in side of paddle. Color: BR, BK, PK, YL
16 2007.12.2 Staff Pi Tau Phi social sorority. The sorority began in December 1925. Very little is to be found about the Pi Tau Phi sorority as they are no longer a sorority on campus. During the 1960s they joined Alpha Delta Pi national sorority, as was mentioned in the April 1985 Northern Iowan (School Newspaper) in an article about a scholarship that was made to honor the women who were part of the Pi Tau Phi sorority. Sorority Staff. Pi Tau Phi sorority. Pi Tau Phi (in Greek) written on the handle. 1932 written on the shaft. White smudges on shaft, scratches and wear on staff. Color: BR, BK
17 2016-2-1 Paddle, Fraternal Lambda Gamma Nu fraternity. This fraternity was first mentioned in the College Eye (school newspaper) on December 5th, 1923 as a new fraternity that was starting on campus. In 1954, they became affiliated with Tau Kappa Epsilon. The last mention in the school newspapers was in 1999 in the Northern Iowan (school newspaper).  The men whose names are on the back of this panel have graduation dates ranging from the class of 1949-1952 and few of which returned to the school for secondary degrees from 1960-1965. The graduation dates of most of the men were able to be found in issues of the Old Gold Yearbook from 1949-1950. These graduation dates are: Harlan B Holm (class of 1950), Bill Brown (class of 1952), Bob (Robert) Wise (class of 1950), Gene Lybbert (class of 1952), John Harrison (class of 1952), Dick (Richard) Eisenlaur (class of 1952), Carroll Eliason (class of 1949), Mac (MacDonald) Greene (class of 1950), Chuck (Charles) Hadley (class of 1951), Norman Kuhlmann (class of 1951), Kenneth Aller (class of 1951), John Young (class of 1951), Tom Swenson (class of 1952), John Sabus (class of 1951), Mark McCartan (class of 1950), Jack Whipple (Class of 1951), Stan Brown (class of 1950), Ken Hadley (class of 1951), Fred McNeal (class of 1950), Tom Stelovich (class of 1950), Bob Peters (class of 1950), Bill Kellogg (class of 1952), Dick Dickenson (class of 1950), Bob Wilson (class of 1952 and 1963), Don Rodgers (class of 1951), Jim Moon (class of 1951), Marlyn "Bud" Lackore (class of 1951), Barnard J. O'Brien (class of 1950), Dick Wischmeier (class of 1951), Max Long (class of 1950), Lloyd Smith (class of 1951 and 1952), Bill Smith (class of 1951), Duane Smolik (class of 1950), Jim Albrecht (classes of 1951, 1956, and 1965), Bob Kemp (class of 1951 and 1960), Jim Rasmussen (class of 1952), Ralph Welsh (class of 1950), Dick Schminke (class of 1950), Joe Ihm (class of 1952), Lowell Cook (class of 1951), and Jim Owen (business office staff). All others on the paddle were unable to be found through yearbooks and other university publications.   Lambda Gamma Nu fraternity paddle. Light wood, some discoloration and chipping. Can see where there was tape on the wood of the handle that was removed, consequently pulling off the varnish. Crack on the top of the paddle. Front painted with the fraternity shield and greek letters. Says “to pledge dad Harlan Holm From Pledge Son Bob Brown. Fall 1949” On the back there is a list of names. “ 1- Harlan B Holm, 2-Bill Brown, 3 – Bob Wise, 4-Gene Lybbert, 5- John Harrison, 6 – Chuck Rijse, 7 – Dick Eisenlaur, 8 – Carroll Eliason, 9 – Mac Greene, 10 – Bob Ryherd, 11 – Glen Saffinnue, 12 – “Chuck” Hadley, 13 – Norman Kuhlmann, 14 – Kenneth Aller, 15 – John Young, 16 – Tom Swenson, 17 – John Sabus, 18 – Don Boo Kelman, 19 –Ray Spencer, 20 – Mark McCartan, 21 – Jack Whipple, 22 – Stan Brown, 23 – Ken Hadley, 24 – Fred McNeal, 25 – Tom Stelovich, 26 – Frank C Whiteley, 27 – Bob Peters, 28 – Bill Kellogg, 29 – Dick Dickinson, 30 – Bob Wilson, 31 – John Sulketion, 32 – Wayne Platte,  33- Don Rodgers, 34 – Jim Moon, 35 – Bill Stanley, 36 – Marlyn “Bud” Lackore, 37 – Barnard J. O’Brien, 38 – Dick Wischmeier, 39 – Dave Funk, 40 – Merle Ratliff, 41 – Dick Skain, 42 – Don Prior, 43 – Max Long, 44 – Lloyd Smith, 45 – Bill Smith, 46 – Duane Smolik, 47 – Jim Albret, 48 – Bob Kemp, 49 – Jim Rasmussen, 50 -  Ralph Welch, 51 – Dick Schminke, 52- Joe Ihm, Lowell Cook, Davey Kim… *ON HANDLE* Ned Haverman, Jim Owen." 2016-2-1 (Paddle, Fraternal) image
18 2018-3-2 Photograph Black and white photograph showing the members of Phi Mu Alpha playing musical instruments. Writing on the back of the photo reads: “I.S.T.C., 1948, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. 2018-3-2 (Photograph) image
19 2018-7-5 Constitution Constitution from the ISTC gamma chapter of Alpha Delta Alpha, 3 pages total.
20 2019-4-1 Fraternity Paddle Paddle from the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity from 1955. This is the oldest and largest secret national fraternal society of music and was formed in 1898. As of 2019, this group was still active at UNI. This paddle has the letters on one side and an inscription on the other that says “For my honorable pledge dad (Bud Boughton), from his lowly pledge son (Norm Egli) – winter 1955” 2019-4-1 (Fraternity Paddle) image