Psi Upsilon at University of Rochester , Rochester, NY, 1902, Unknown
Psi Upsilon at University of Rochester , Rochester, NY Unknown, architect(s). From the American Architect and Building News, 1902. 6 by 7.25 inches. VG+ condition with browning around the edges and light cr. Photogravure. The Hon. William Taylor, Theta '38, in The History of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, describes the founding of Psi Upsilon in these words: "Several students of Union College, members of the Sophomore class of 1833 and belonging to the Delphian Institute...being desirous of a more close and friendly union than afforded by that association, determined to unite themselves into a club or secret society. The first record of their meeting is in the following words: `We, the undersigned, having determined to form a secret society, and having some conversation on the subject, do now and hereby pledge our sacred honors that we will keep all that has been done and said a most profound secret and that, if we please, at or before the beginning of the next term, we will meet and form a society. `Signed: M. H. Stewart, R. Barnard, Sterling G. Hadley, Geo. W. Tuttle, Edw. Martindale, C. W. Harvey, Sam'l Goodale.'" Consequently, on the evening of November 24th, 1833, in a quaint Dutch settlement on the banks of the Mohawk River, Psi Upsilon came into being. This picture is extremely hard to find. The Greek Letter Men had a very small circulation during this time and these original photogravures only appeared in a very limited number of issues. It measures 6 by 7.25 inches. Has a mat border and foam core backing (not attached to the picture). The whole picture measures approximately 8.5 by 11 inches (with border). Extraordinary detail in this early photographic print. Shrink wrapped.
The brothers of Psi Upsilon strutted their stuff for a good cause during their annual "A Day in Her Shoes." They wore heels around campus, raising more than $636 for the Women's Help Center in Johnstown, PA.