Guide to the Records of Nu Beta Epsilon, Northwestern University (Brandeis) Chapter

Collection Title: Records of Nu Beta Epsilon, Northwestern University (Brandeis) Chapter
Dates: 1927-1932
Identification: 31/6/61
Creator: Nu Beta Epsilon. Brandeis Chapter (Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.)
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The series consists of a book of minutes, a few pages of loose-leaf records, and sheet music of the Northwestern University chapter, named for Louis D. Brandeis, of Nu Beta Epsilon.
Acquisition Information: These records were separated from a collection of School of Law administrative records acquired by the University Archives in August, 1997 (Accession #97-122) and reaccessioned as #00-162.
Processing Information: Kevin B. Leonard; April 24, 2000.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Formed to “promote good fellowship and high scholarship,” Nu Beta Epsilon was a fraternity for students of the Northwestern University School of Law.  The Northwestern Chapter was named for Louis D. Brandeis of Nu Beta Epsilon.

Scope and Content

The series consists of a book of minutes, a few pages of loose-leaf records, and sheet music of the Northwestern University chapter, named for Louis D. Brandeis, of Nu Beta Epsilon. Formed to “promote good fellowship and high scholarship,” Nu Beta Epsilon was a fraternity for students of the Northwestern University School of Law.

Minutes date from the chapter's establishment in 1927 through early 1932. They record the routine business and social activities of the fraternity. Copies of the chapter's constitution and bylaws are found at the back of the volume of minutes. Loose-leaf records supplement the bound minutes and date from 1932. Chapter member Harold R. Gordon, a graduate of the Northwestern Law class of 1931, wrote the words and music to “Nu Beta Epsilon, Fraternity Song” (1929). A copy of the sheet music completes the series.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Nu Beta Epsilon. Brandeis Chapter (Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.)

Subjects

Greek letter societies--Illinois--Chicago

Law--Societies, etc.


Container List / Contents

  • Minute Book, 1927-1932Box 1, Folder 1
  • Loose-leaf Records, 1932Box 1, Folder 2
  • “Nu Beta Epsilon, Fraternity Song,” Sheet Music, 1929Box 1, Folder 3