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The 7th Annual Report of Purdue University for the Year Ending June 30, 1881 and letter from William Hepburn, Purdue Librarian, to President Edward Elliott regarding the Purdue Fraternity Controversy, 1943

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 37, File 2

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Collection of Sigma Chi Fraternity Court Case Materials documents the court battle from the inception of President White's matriculation pledge, to the Supreme Court decision and beyond. This collection documents the legal dispute and is sometimes referred to as the Purdue case or Sigma Chi case.

Types of materials include: newspaper clippings, magazine articles, reports, documented opinions of Circuit Court Judge P. Vinton and others, and other extraneous materials related to the Delta Delta chapter of Sigma Chi, the first fraternity formed at Purdue University in 1875.


  • 1943

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 0.363 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box)

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States