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Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Mu Chapter records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0603

Scope and Contents

This collection was compiled by the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the MIT 150th Anniversary Archives Project. The majority of the materials relate to The Campaign for 530, a fundraising drive in the late 1990s by the Alpha Mu trust that raised $1.7 million to renovate the fraternity's chapter house. Other materials include an invitation to the 2003 Centennial Founders' Day Weekend and a report on the chapter's financial status, dated May 2003.


  • 1998 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.

Historical Note

The Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity was chartered in 1850 at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Alpha Mu Chapter, also referred to as Skullhouse, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded on October 16, 1903. The fraternity's current chapter house at 530 Beacon Street in Boston was purchased in 1916. In 1996, the Alpha Mu trust began The Campaign for 530, raising $1.7 million to renovate the chapter house.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Guide to the Records of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dana Goblaskas
(Copyright 2011)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 October 8: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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