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Theta Delta Chi (Epsilon Charge) Records

Identifier: UA 7.022

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, fliers, a minute book, ledger, copies of the publications "The Shield" and "Epsilon Hokum," news clippings, artifacts, and a poem.


  • Creation: 1853-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Chartered in 1853, the Epsilon Charge of Theta Delta Chi was the first social fraternity at William & Mary. Its charter was revoked in July 2012.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1980.015 was a gift of Theta Delta Chi, Epsilon Charge through Charles A. Taylor on June 7, 1942 (original accession 1942-90)

Mott Dulany Ball's poem was removed from the College Papers Collection and added here in September 2009.

Items from the Student Organizations Collection were removed and added here in September 2009.

Clippings were removed from the University Archives Subject File Collection and added here in September 2009.

Guide to the Theta Delta Chi (Epsilon Charge) Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository