History of Tufts College, 1854-1896

Start, Alaric Bertrand
1896

THE DELTA TAU DELTA FRATERNITY AND THE BETA MU CHAPTER. THE Delta Tau Delta Fraternity was founded in 1859 at Bethany College to lead the opposition to the strong influence in college affairs exerted by the chapter of Phi Kappa Psi. It soon accomplished its first purpose and in a short time established chapters in Jefferson College, West Liberty College, and Morgantown Academy. Scarcely had this work been accomplished, when the opening of the Civil War caused all of these colleges, except Jefferson, to close their doors, the students, for the most part, entering the armies that struggled for the possession of the country. Jefferson, being outside the seat of war, was spared, and as the parent chapter had ceased to exist, the Jefferson chapter assumed charge of the affairs of the Fraternity. The next ten years were marked by vigorous growth, and considering that this period covered the years of the Civil War, which so seriously crippled so many of the educational institutions of the country, the progress was quite satisfactory. The second decade was begun under the reign of Chapter Mu at Ohio Wesleyan, whose sway lasted from 1869 to 1874. During this time the Fraternity made rapid strides and established chapters in nearly all the leading educational institutions in the North Central States. In 1874 the government was intrusted to Alpha at Alleghany, which continued to administer the affairs of the Fraternity until 1883, when a new constitution was adopted, which unified the government and vested the chief authority in a representative body called the Arch Chapter. Since this time the prosperity of the Fraternity has had no break, and it has won a name and place for itself among the leading scholastic fraternities of the land. In 1886 the southern fraternity known as the Rainbow or W. W. W. Society was united with Delta Tau Delta. The interests of Delta Tau Delta have been ably furthered by the publication of its magazine. This was commenced as a monthly in 1877, under the direction of W. C. Buchanan. It was called the Crescent from one of the emblems of the Fraternity. After the first volume, it was published by Alpha until 1884, since which time it has been under the care of the Arch Chapter. In 1886 the name was changed to "The Rainbow" in honor of the fraternity of that name which allied itself with Delta Tau at this time. The Fraternity has published five editions of its catalogue. With the exception of the last which was published by Rho in 1885, the chapter in chief authority has issued the catalogue. In the Spring of 1889, Beta Mu, the branch of Delta Tau Delta at Tufts College, was founded by the efforts of Elmer J. Felt, D. S., '91, who had been a member of the Fraternity at Buchtel. Early in its career it occupied rooms at Medford Hillside, but in March, 1893, it opened the first chapter-house on the Hill. At the opening of the college year of 1895, Beta Mu moved to its present quarters on Curtis Street. Beta Mu has generously supported all college interests, both by the active participation of her members and by her influence. She has kept before the eyes of her members the principle that affection for their Fraternity brings loyalty to their Alma Mater. She has constantly aimed to gather as her members the best types of college men, and by steady adherence to this principle, she has won the respect and esteem of the fraternities with which she is in friendly rivalry.

DELTA TAU DELTA:FOUNDED AT BETHANY COLLEGE IN 1859. Chapter Roll. Grand Division of the South. DeltaVanderbilt University1879 PiUniversity of Mississippi1848 Beta DeltaUniversity of Georgia1882 Beta EpsilonEmory College1882 Beta ThetaUniversity of the South1883 Beta IotaUniversity of Virginia1888 Beta XiTulane University1889 Grand Division of the West. OmicronUniversity of Iowa1880 Beta GammaUniversity of Wisconsin1892 Beta EtaUniversity of Minnesota1883 Beta KappaUniversity of Colorado1883 Beta PiNorthwestern University1892 Beta RhoLeland Stanford, Jr., University1893 Beta TauUniversity of Nebraska1893 Beta UpsilonUniversity of Illinois1894 Grand Division of the North. BetaOhio University1862 DeltaUniversity of Michigan1875 EpsilonAlbion College1876 ZetaAdelbert College1882 IotaMichigan Agricultural College1872 KappaHillsdale College1867 MuOhio Wesleyan University1866 ChiKenyon College1872 Beta AlphaIndiana University1870 Beta BetaDe Pauw University1871 Beta ZetaButler University1875 Beta PhiOhio State University1894 Beta PsiWabash College1894 Grand Division of the East AlphaAlleghany College1863 GammaWashington and Jefferson College1861 RhoStevens Institute of Technology1874 SigmaWilliams College1891 TauFranklin and Marshall College1874 UpsilonRensselaer Polytechnic Institute1879 Beta LambdaLehigh University1874 Beta MuTufts College1889 Beta NuMass. Institute Technology1889 Beta OmicronCornell University1890 THE SOCIETY OF THE ALUMNI. New YorkAlumni Chapter. Chicago"" Nashville"" Twin City"" Pittsburg"" Nebraska "" Cleveland"" Detroit"" Grand Rapids"" New Orleans"" New England"" Cincinnati""

DELTA TAU DELTA, CHAPTER BETA MU: ESTABLISHED IN 1889. Resident Graduates. HARRY LEE CANFIELD, D. S., '86, Instructor HARRY GRAY CHASE, '93, Instructor CHARLES ST. C. WADE, '94, Instructor CHARLES C. STROUD, '94, VIRGIL L. LEIGHTON, '94, FRED D. LAMBERT, '94, HERBERT E. BENTON, D. S., '94, WILLIAM R. WHITEHORNE, '95.

Undergraduates. CLASS OF 1896. FRANK BLACKFORD, GEORGE A. BROTHERS, RALPH H. CHEEVER, J. NASH IVES, SYDNEY B. JOHNSON, J. ALBERT STOVER. CLASS OF 1897. JOHN EILLS, ROLLA E. HEALEY, GEORGE W. HILL, CHARLES B. GREEN, WARREN S. PARKS. CLASS OF 1898. JOHN A. COUSENS, GEORGE E. DANIELS, SIMEON C. SMITH. CLASS OF 1899. CHARLES A. BEAN, HARRY W. CLOUGH, FRANK C. JACOBS, ARTHUR B. WHITNEY.

 
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Published by the Class of 1897. The original contains appendices with a directory of alumni, the college catalog, and the college charter. These were not included in this addition.

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