This collection is organized into three series:

  1. Beta Chapter materials
  2. National chapter materials
  3. Ephemera

The first box of the Mu Phi Epsilon records consists of nine folders relating to the Beta Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon at NEC. Folders 1-4 contain four types of concert programs: Mu Phi Epsilon member solo recital programs, programs from student recitals in which Mu Phi Epsilon members participated, programs from NEC ensemble performances in which Mu Phi Epsilon members were prominent, and concerts presented by the sorority or other musical fraternities/sororities. The fifth folder contains personal memorabilia from members of the Beta chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. The sixth folder contains a portion of a scrapbook from NEC’s Beta Chapter. The various types of programs, recital invitations, wedding invitations, clippings, etc. contained in Folders 1-5 are also found in the scrapbook. Since this is very fragile, a photo-duplication of this scrapbook has been included with this collection, in the seventh folder. More detailed information about the concert programs, personal memorabilia, and the scrapbook can be found here.

Folders 8 and 9 contain the rest of the materials from the NEC’s Beta chapter including by-laws, rules and regulations (1912), and minutes/news(1909-1913; 1947-1948), three photographs(including Mireya Arboleda and F. Otis Drayton), and a few other miscellaneous items.

The second box contains materials from Mu Phi Epsilon’s national organization. These records include: correspondence, articles about the sorority (some from the Musical Leader), 50th anniversary materials, the 1956 constitution and by-laws, brochures, instructional materials, and schedules. Also included are publications, mainly a bound volume and two issues of the sorority’s publication, The Triangle, as well as a manual. The last folder just contains a few items of ephemera relating to NEC, but not specifically to the sorority.


YOU PLAY BACH YOUR WAY, AND I'LL PLAY HIM HIS WAY. WANDA LANDOWSKA