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Guide to the Alpha Mu Fraternity, Beta Chapter Records
MC 6  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alpha Mu Fraternit, Beta Chapter records
    Dates: 1902-1915
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1902-1910)
    Collection number: MC 6
    Creator: Alpha Mu Fraternity. Beta Chapter.
    Collection Size: .5 linear ft. (3 archival boxes)
    Repository: Sacramento Public Library. Sacramento Room
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: The Alpha Mu fraternity was a high school fraternity that operated in the Sacramento Area from 1902 to 1910. Their records are comprised of the fraternity constitution, initiation ceremony, meeting minutes, correspndence, financial documents and objects used in initiations (1902-1915; bulk 1902-1910).
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Sacramento Room.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alpha Mu Fraternity, Beta Chapter records, MC 6, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

    Historical Note

    The Alpha Mu fraternity was a high school fraternity that operated in the Sacramento Area from 1902 to 1910. Students from Sacramento High School applied for a charter from the Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Mu fraternity in San Francisco, which resulted in the formation of the Alpha Mu Beta Chapter in Sacramento. The Sacramento City Board of Education passed an order prohibiting Sacramento High School students from joining fraternities after July 1st, 1904. The fraternity in Sacramento continued to recruit members and was quite active up until fraternities were completely banned from Sacramento high schools in March of 1909. Beta Chapter continued to convene until its final meeting in June of 1910.

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection is comprised of the fraternity constitution, initiation ceremony, meeting minutes, and other internal documents from 1903 to 1910. It also holds the correspondence within the fraternity and with other organizations from 1902 to 1910 and financial information on dues and fraternity expenses from 1904 to 1909. The general material in this collection includes the blind fold used in initiations and false wills for their members.
    This collection is organized into four series:
    • Series 1. Administration
    • Series 2. Correspondence
    • Series 3. Financial
    • Series 4. General

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    High school fraternities -- California -- Sacramento
    Teen age boys -- California -- Sacramento -- Societies and clubs
    Alpha Mu Fraternity. Beta Chapter.
    Sacramento Senior High School -- Societies and clubs