Guide to the Alpha Tau Omega Records

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0622
Creator: Shepard, Jack L.
Title: Alpha Tau Omega records
Dates: 1959-1985
Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot
Summary: Correspondence, newsletters, agenda, minutes, memoranda, and other items pertaining to the Stanford chapter of Alpha Tau Omega, including financial matters, relations with the University administration, and its plan to become a co-ed house in 1970. Of note are materials pertaining to its disenfranchisement by the national organization in 1961 over the issue of admitting Jewish members.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Sonia Shepard, 1996.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Alpha Tau Omega Records (SC0622). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Jack L. Shepard earned three degrees at Stanford University: A.B. (1953) and A.M. (1955) in education and MBA at Stanford's Graduate School of Business in 1956. As a student he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and on the varsity baseball team. After his undergraduate degree, Shepard played baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and in his first full season (1954) was named "Rookie of the Year." After leaving the Pirates, he joined the Stanford University fund-raising staff as an associate general secretary, a post he held for nine years.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, newsletters, agenda, minutes, memoranda, and other items pertaining to the Stanford chapter of Alpha Tau Omega, including financial matters, relations with the University administration, and its plan to become a co-ed house in 1970. Of note are materials pertaining to its disenfranchisement by the national organization in 1961 over the issue of admitting Jewish members.

Access Terms

Alpha Tau Omega (Stanford University).
Shepard, Jack L.
Stanford University--Students.
Antisemitism --California.
fraternities
Greek letter societies.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Records