5.20-22.2022 – History & Archives Weekend

The Psi Upsilon History & Archives committee was created last year and charged with researching the materials in our archives, sharing stories with our brotherhood, and preserving and making the archives accessible for research.

Brothers from the committee and others who are interested in the history of Psi Upsilon can travel to Indianapolis in May to work on organizing and cataloging the archives. For those unfamiliar with the archives, they currently occupy several storage units and contain material dating back to the founding of Psi Upsilon. Organizing them is a daunting task, to say the least.

Clifford Edmisten, Gamma Tau ’00 (Georgia Tech) created a photo gallery from the last weekend that you can view here. As you look through the pictures, you can see both how much was accomplished and how much interesting work there is to do!

Committee Chair and de factor curator Evan W. Terry, Epsilon Phi ’93 (McGill University) said it best: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” During this work weekend we will continue better organizing the archives, formalized how we intake and catalog materials, made improvements to storage, and assessed needs going forward.

Again, we are so thankful for all the time the committee spent on this important work.

If you are interested in financially supporting the work of the History & Archives committee contact the Foundation Chairman Alexander Senchak, Eta ’06 (Lehigh) or you may make a gift here.

For information about attending the next History & Archives open house contact Director of Member Engagement Jonathan Chaffin, Gamma Tau ’00 (Georgia Tech).

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