This Monday I sat myself down in Archives for a few quiet hours to work on my project. Specifically I began drafting an email to send to the other Greek houses at KU to ask for donations of their material. I want to be certain that my email communicates all the benefits of this research project while providing the chapters with enough information to feel comfortable. More drafts to follow!
I also worked on my inventory of the materials already in archives. I really enjoy this part of my project because I get to learn so much about other chapters and their history on campus. Plus, some of them are pretty entertaining. So far I’m noticing that the majority of Greek houses did a great job of recording activities during the 1960’s, but then the material drops off after the 1980’s. It will be interesting to see if materials from these inbetween years can be found or if nothing was recorded. More on this later!