Guide to the Records of the Kappa Kappa Kappa Fraternity, 1845 - circa 2000Manuscript DO-32

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Guide to the Records of the Kappa Kappa Kappa Fraternity, 1845 - circa 2000

Call Number:

Manuscript DO-32

Collection Dates:

1845 - circa 2000

Size of Collection:

9 boxes (10 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Documents the organizational and social history of Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The records of Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity (Tri-Kap) contain meeting minutes, membership registers, pledge books, officer manuals, correspondence, accounts, invitations, alumni directories, materials relating to 100th anniversary celebrations, scrapbooks, photographs, and realia.

Introduction

Kappa Kappa Kappa (Tri-Kap), was founded as a local fraternity at Dartmouth College in 1842. It is the oldest local fraternity in the United States and the second-oldest fraternity at Dartmouth. Tri-Kap was founded as a literary and debating society by students Harrison Hobart, Stephen Gordon Nash, and John Dudley Philbrick after a debate over leadership in the United Fraternity literary society. Tri-Kap officially became a social society in 1905.

Tri-Kap, the first social organization at Dartmouth to have its own building, occupied "The Hall," located at the present site of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, from 1860 to 1894. The organization moved to Parker House, at the present site of Silsby Hall, in 1894. Tri-Kap has been located at 1 Webster Avenue since 1923.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 26671, Fraternity record books and files, 1845-circa 2000s

Contains bound volumes of meeting minutes, membership registers, officer manuals, pledge "black books," assignment books, literary programs, account books, guest books, alumni directories, and correspondence (disbound).

Box: 6443, Dates: 1853 - 1965

Bound meeting minutes and membership registers; Kappa Kappa Kappa, Dartmouth College Stamp

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 6445, Dates: 1845 - 2010

Account books of fraternity expenses, dues, room rents; guest books; pledge registers; photographs (1940s-19900 including photograph of Amos Blandin '15, Correspondence with Hams Chase (2003) and John Cavanagh '55 (2010); "The Kappa Pillar" (2005, 2009); Dartmouth College and Tri-Kap's Constitution and standards regarding social events and drinking (2002-2005_

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 6449, Dates: circa 1850 - 1976

Banquet invitations, menus and programs; loose receipts and accounts; alumni directories

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 6450, Dates: circa 1940 - 1975

100th anniversary materials, directories, correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10781, Dates: 1908 - circa 2000s

Officer manuals, pledge "black books," alumni directories, window replacement documentation, and an initiation banquet program and menu

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11209, Dates: 1859; circa 1950 - 2008

President's manual, including other fraternity officers' manuals, circa 1995; chronological archives files; pledge books; KKK catalogue 1859; basement renovation plan.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 26672, Photographs and realia, 1961 - 1955

Contains photographs, loose and in albums, of Kappa Kappa Kappa members, events and the house interior. Includes a volume of photographs taken at the 100th anniversary of the fraternity, and some images of women, perhaps family photos?

Box: 6444, Dates: 1861-1955

Photographs

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 6446, Dates: 1992; undated

150th anniversary certificates, programs, resolutions; Plaque

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 6447, Dates: 1866; 1955; undated

Photograph ablum, Class of 1866; Woodrow Wilson award; Composites, Class of 1955

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 6448, Dates: 1899-1950's

Scrapbooks; framed photograph

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11210, Dates: circa 1939-1940

John Faunce's photo album, circa 1939-1940; photo of John Dickey; copy of engraving of H.C. Hobart

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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