6 cubic ft.
This collection documents the activities and members of Drexel's Pennsylvania Zeta chapter of Tau Beta Pi from its founding in 1930 through 1987. It includes administrative materials such as the Tau Beta Pi bylaws, the Pennsylvania Zeta chapter charter, and publications and catalogs from the national office. The bulk of the collection consists of chronological files that document the year-by-year activities of Drexel's chapter; these files may contain correspondence, surveys submitted to the national office, and records of projects sponsored in that year. In addition, there is a set of index cards listing the names of Tau Beta Pi members, as well as a few un-awarded membership certificates and keys.
Tau Beta Pi, a national honorary fraternity for engineering students, was founded at Lehigh University in 1885. Drexel's chapter, the Pennsylvania Zeta chapter, was established in 1930. Originally an all-male organization, Tau Beta Pi began to admit women in 1968.
The collection is open for research use.
Tau Beta Pi Pennsylvania Zeta Chapter Records, Drexel University Archives.
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