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Guide to the Alpha Mu Fraternity, Beta Chapter records
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Box/Folder: 2/1-5

Series 1. Administration 1903-1910

Physical Description: 2 folders, 3 bound volumes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains the fraternity constitution, initiation ceremony, meeting minutes, and other internal documents. Meetings touch on a variety of topics, such as the near formation of the Alpha Mu fraternity in Ventura, an electric battery for initiations, and how the fraternity's leadership nearly ended their fraternity's charter in March of 1910.
Box/Folder: 1/1-2

Series 2. Correspondence 1902-1910

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence within the fraternity and with other organizations. It is arranged by the last name of the addressee and then chronologically. Included are communications between fraternity members and several jewelers regarding the making of fraternity pins, and letters from the Principal of Sacramento High School to the fraternity about setting a good example.
Box/Folder: 1/3

Series 3. Financial 1904-1909

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains financial information on dues and fraternity expenses. It includes journals with member names and amount owed, a Wells Fargo & Company document from 1909, and the annual financial report from the Grand Secretary from 1909.
Box/Folder: 2/6-7; 3

Series 4. General 1905-1915

Physical Description: 2 folders and 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains objects used in fraternity ceremonies, such as a blind fold and a paint brush handle, and other documents, including constitutions and laws of other lodges, Grand Theater tickets, a wedding announcement, and false wills for members of the fraternity.