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Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter (Lawrence, Kansas) records

Call Number: RH MS 1090


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.


  • Creation: 1933 - 2009 (bulk 1980s-1990s)


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

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)

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Physical Location

RH MS 1090

Physical Location

RH MS 1323

Physical Location

RH MS Q384

Physical Location

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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Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter (Lawrence, Kansas) records, RH MS 1090, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States