Beta Theta Pi, Gamma Epsilon chapter records

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US US kmk 2016-17.041

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Beta Theta Pi, Gamma Epsilon chapter records


  • 1985–1988 (Creation)


0.10 Linear Feet, 1.00 Box

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Biographical history

Ruth Ann Von Elling was born 23 July 1941 at Fort Riley, Kansas, the daughter of Robert Leroy and Margaret Doretta (Have) Stillwagon.
Following her divorce from William Howard Von Elling, Ruth worked at a number of different businesses around Manhattan, Kansas, as either a cook or bookkeeper. She spent 4 years as the cook for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
She died 15 June 2016 at Manhattan, Kansas.

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Scope and content

These items include the following types of materials from the Beta Theta Pi, Gamma Epsilon chapter, fraternity at Kansas State University: photo of house mother and date (Amy DeLauro and Ray Crubel) in 1986, group photos of pledges in 1986 and 1988, composite photos from 1986 to 1988, and chapter publication, The Sphinx, from 1985 to 1988.

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No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

Materials received accession number 2016-17.041.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Cindy Von Elling
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20170203

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Materials align with the repository's collection development guidelines and help document a student organization.


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  • Citation: Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Beta Theta Pi, Gamma Epsilon chapter items, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Cliff Hight
Processing Info: Cliff Hight, university archivist, processed collection in March 2017.
Publication Date: 2017-03-13

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