File consists of one scrapbook (1958-1979) contains graphic and textual material documenting initiation dinners and pledge shows, Founder's Day celebrations, fraternity picnics, themed frat parties (Hallowe'en, playboy, Hawaii luau, and beatnik), and tributes to members who passed away. The scrapbook also includes newspaper clippings of articles written by and about fraternity members; correspondence with members, alumni and other chapters of the fraternity; wedding invitations and holiday greeting cards; and the signatures of people who attended various events. There is a large reunion sign-in card tucked in at the back of the scrapbook as well as photographs.
DATE RANGE NOTE: The superman drawing was likely drawn sometime around 1940. Joe Shuster's cousin, Frank Shuster, graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939, although it is possible that the drawing could have been given to the fraternity after that time. Joe Shuster did not attend the fraternity as he had lived in Cleveland since 1924. However, he used to visit his cousin Frank Shuster in the summers. There is evidence that the Superman character as depicted in this drawing was already being "shopped around" by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, prior to its first publication in 1938 and indeed, the character itself dates back to 1933. As well, similar drawings have surfaced from the same time period.
Wayne and Shuster
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