Mu Beta Chi Fraternity records
Scope and Contents
Materials date between 1934 and 2000 and consists of newsletters, meeting minutes, alumni directories, materials relating to the 2000 Mu Beta Chi Reunion, and materials relating to the Mu Beta Chi 50th Anniversary celebration in 1984.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Mu Beta Chi, a Jewish business fraternity, was established at the University of Minnesota in 1933 first as the Minnesota Business Club. After the Dean of the Business School objected to the club's name, which implied unrestricted membership, the gorup became a business fraternity instead of a business club. The Greek letters Mu, Beta, and Chi, were appropriate for a group that began as the Minnesota Business Club, and in 1934 the Alpha Chapter of Mu Beta Chi began under the leadership of Leonard Saliterman. The group's goals were fraternal in an effort to create a space for Jewish business students who were denied membership with other groups.
By 1949 the group had founded chapters in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. Although the chapter became inactive circa 1967, it still holds reunions at intervals.
0.20 Cubic Feet (1 half Hollinger)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of materials from the University of Minnesota's Mu Beta Chi, a Jewish business fraternity.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by various donors: Hillel in 1989, Leonard Saliterman in 1991, and Jules Levin in 2000.
The collection was created by donations from three different individuals and brought together as one collection by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest before the materials were donated to the University of Minnesota Libraries.
- Greek letter societies -- Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jews -- Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Minnesota -- Students Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Mu Beta Chi Fraternity records, 1934-2000
- Kate Dietrick
- June 2017
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Collecting Area Details
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