The Deke House at Cornell: a concise history of the Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1870-1949
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The author recounts the Chapter's founding in 1870, the conduct of meetings, literary exercises, social gatherings, involvement in University activities, and matters of internal discipline. The author identifies the first and second Halls of DKE (rented meeting chambers) in downtown Ithaca, the occupation of the first lodge on Ozmun Place in 1877 and the ultimate construction of the present lodge at 13 South Avenue in 1893. The author addresses rushing, pledging, dining, chapter customs, inter-fraternity affairs, fraternity politics within Delta Kappa Epsilon, incidents involving the undergraduate brothers and the exploits of alumni up until the year 1949.
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Electronic reproduction. The story of the Chapter's founding and development during the first eighty years. Interim draft of 29 May 1994, reformatted, retitled and revised, 25 November 2005. Chapter VI (1930-1939) added and released 28 May 2011. Chapter VII (1940-1949) added and released 13 May 2012.
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Cornell University, Delta Kappa Epsilon; College societies, Greek letter--Delta Kappa Epsilon; Deke House (Ithaca N.Y.)--History; Delta Kappa Epsilon--History
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Fogle, H. William Jr. The Deke House at Cornell: a concise history of the Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1870-1949. Ithaca NY: The Delta Chi Association, 2005, 2011, 2012.