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Box 1

 Container

Contains 14 Collections and/or Records:

Case Articles, 1876-1881

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Folder 1
Scope and Contents “Greek Fraternity Issue 1876,” includes “The Purdue Case” article from the Lafayette Daily Journal, 1881 [one photocopy and two originals]

Report and Hepburn Letter, 1881, 1943

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Folder 2
Scope and Contents 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

Typescript and Magazine Article, 1943, 1976

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: Folder 3
Scope and Contents “The Fraternity Controversy at Purdue, Including Some Facts Not in the Records,” typescript by H. A. Huston, 1943 and “When Fraternities Survived at Purdue,” The Indianapolis Star Magazine, 1976 [photocopy]

Opinion of Judge D. P. Vinton, circa 1880s

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: Folder 4
Scope and Contents “Opinion of Judge D. P. Vinton, Circuit Court, The Anti-Fraternity Rule of Purdue University Declared Legal and Valid,” circa 1880s. [copy 1]

Opinion of Judge D. P. Vinton, circa 1880s

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: Folder 5
Scope and Contents “Opinion of Judge D. P. Vinton, Circuit Court, The Anti-Fraternity Rule of Purdue University Declared Legal and Valid,” circa 1880s [copy 2]

Opinion of Judge D. P. Vinton, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: Folder 6
Scope and Contents “Opinion of Judge D. P. Vinton, Circuit Court, The Anti-Fraternity Rule of Purdue University Declared Legal and Valid,” circa 1880s. [copy 3]

Opinion of Judge D. P. Vinton, circa 1880s

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: Folder 7
Scope and Contents “Opinion of Judge D. P. Vinton, Circuit Court, The Anti-Fraternity Rule of Purdue University Declared Legal and Valid,” circa 1880s. [copy 4 and copy 5 (photocopy)]

Articles, 1965, 1976

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: Folder 8
Scope and Contents Articles, 1965, 1976 “In 1880s President White Fought the Fraternities—And Lost,” Campus Copy, March, 1965, pp. 5-7. [2 copies – photocopies] When Fraternities Survived at Purdue,” The Indianapolis Star Magazine, 1976 [two photocopies and one original, second original is missing pages]

"Purdue Case" and Sigma Chi Information, 1881-2000

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: Folder 9
Scope and Contents Article from a book on “The famous Purdue Case…”, undated [no publication information available – 2 copies] Clipping on Emerson E. White, Purdue Exponent, Sunday, April 22, 1928 Clipping on Emerson E. White, The Mid Century Debris, v. XXXVI, p. 126 “Power of the Purdue Authorities”, opinion of the Supreme Court, 1882 “The Greek Fraternity Issue” The Greek Fraternity Issue,” copied from the Seventh Annual Report of Purdue University, by Emerson E. White, 1881, pp. 27-28 only [2...

"Purdue Case" and Sigma Chi Extraneous Materials, 1879-1888

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: Folder 10
Scope and Contents Excerpt from A Century and Beyond: The History of Purdue University on Sigma Chi, 1988, pp. 108-109 Pledge Advice,” undated [photocopied poem, no publication information available] Excerpt on Sigma Chi from the Debris, 1895, pp. 116-117 “Greek Fraternities and Purdue University,” by Emerson White, from Indiana School Journal, v. 24, 1879, pp. 28-29

Item 1

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 1
Identifier: Item 1
Scope and Contents Booklet 1, “The Greek Fraternity Issue,” copied from the Seventh Annual Report of Purdue University, by Emerson E. White, 1881, pp. 27-76. [photocopy]

Item 2

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 2
Identifier: Item 2
Scope and Contents Booklet 2, “The Greek Fraternity Issue,” copied from the Ninth Annual Report of Purdue University, by Emerson E. White, 1883, pp. 29-56. [photocopy]

Item 3

 Item — Box: 1, Item: 3
Identifier: Item 3
Scope and Contents Booklet 3, “History of the Purdue Fraternity Case,” includes Indiana Supreme Court report (1881); opinion of Judge P. Vinton, Circuit Court (undated), report to the Board of Trustees of Purdue, by Emerson E. White, on his retirement (1883) [booklet is in poor condition and fragile]

Collection of Sigma Chi Fraternity Court Case materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 37
Scope and Contents Documents, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of materials pertaining to the Delta Delta chapter of Sigma Chi, the first fraternity formed at Purdue University in 1875. After Purdue University President Emerson White abolished Greek societies on campus, a member of Sigma Chi sued the University. This collection documents the legal dispute and is sometimes referred to as the Purdue case or Sigma Chi case.