Correspondence, newsletters, agenda, minutes, memoranda, and
other items pertaining to the Stanford chapter of Alpha Tau Omega, including financial
matters, relations with the University administration, and its plan to become a co-ed
house in 1970. Of note are materials pertaining to its disenfranchisement by the
national organization in 1961 over the issue of admitting Jewish members.
Jack L. Shepard earned three degrees at Stanford University: A.B. (1953) and A.M. (1955)
in education and MBA at Stanford's Graduate School of Business in 1956. As a student he
was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and on the varsity baseball team. After
his undergraduate degree, Shepard played baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and in his
first full season (1954) was named "Rookie of the Year." After leaving the Pirates, he
joined the Stanford University fund-raising staff as an associate general secretary, a
post he held for nine years.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials
must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University
Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is
given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission
must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See:
This collection is open for research.