Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter (Lawrence, Kansas) records
Mu Phi Epsilon is a professional music fraternity which is composed of collegiate chapters, alumni chapters, and allied members. This collection is for the Lawrence, Kansas alumni chapter and consists of meeting minutes, scrapbooks, yearbooks, photographs, and other related materials.
- 1933 - 2009 (bulk 1980s-1990s)
- Mu Phi Epsilon. Lawrence Alumni Chapter (Lawrence, Kan.) (Organization)
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Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
History of Mu Phi Epsilon
Mu Phi Epsilon is an international music fraternity whose aim is the advancement of music through the promotion of musicianship, scholarship, and music education, with an emphasis on service through music. The fraternity is composed of collegiate chapters, alumni chapters, and allied members. Mu Phi Epsilon was founded on November 13, 1903 by Dr. Winthorp S. Sterling and Elizabeth Mathias Fuqua at the Metropolitan College of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1977 Mu Phi Epsilon became co-educational.
Members of the Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter of Lawrence, Kansas have traditionally held monthly meetings during the period September to May, engaging in activities in support of their relationship as fellow musicians and in support of Mu Phi Epsilon's collegiate chapter (Xi Chapter) at the University of Kansas. The alumni chapter was founded April 15, 1967.
The Xi Chapter at the University of Kansas was founded in April 1911 and was nicknamed the "Cyclone Chapter" due to a tornado striking during its installation.
2.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 2 oversize boxes)
Language of Materials
RH MS 1090
RH MS 1323
RH MS Q384
RH MS R356
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts, Carolyn Berneking, 1996; Lynn Basow, 2013; Nancy Hawkins, 2013.
- Guide to the Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter (Lawrence, Kansas) Collection
- Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter (Lawrence, Kansas) records
- Finding aid prepared by mh, 2007; revised by eml, 2014.
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- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter (Lawrence, Kansas) records, RH MS 1090, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States