Scope and arrangement
The records of Delta Upsilon span the years 1847 to 1942 covering every aspect of the fraternity from local chapters on campus to the national administration.
The collection includes correspondence, most of which is to the Executive Council, covering 1884 to 1925. This correspondence pertains to new members, dues, initiations, convention information and different problems that developed. Prominent correspondents include F. M. Crossett, Clifford Swan, Wayne Root, Harrison Smalley and Goldwin Goldsmith.
There are many volumes from different chapters, 1847-1924, containing their constitution, minutes, by-laws, accounts and registers.
Also included is much material regarding convention, local societies petitioning to become chapters, chapter publications, membership reports and World War I records of members.
There are many installation and initiation booklets along with convention and banquet menus.
The collection also contains papers of W. Freeman Galpin, a former officer, including some of his material for Delta Upsilon: One Hundred Years.