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Records include constitutions and bylaws, certificate of incorporation, 1919;
correspondence, 1916-1965; Board of Directors', annual, and committee meeting
minutes, 1906-1986; financial records, and construction plans and specifications;
photographs, 1942-1991; many letters, accounts, plans, and other items relating to
the presidency, beginning in 1923, of Creed Walsh Fulton ('09), during which a new
house for the Society was planned, financed, and opened in 1927. Also, directories
(incomplete run); directory questionnaires and personal data sheets; The
Snake, the publication of the group; a printed petition, ca. 1907, to
the executive board and chapters of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity from the members of
Seal and Serpent, asking for authority to establish a chapter of that fraternity at
Cornell and including information concerning the fraternity system at Cornell at
that time, a brief history of Seal and Serpent, a building fund prospectus, a group
photograph, and a list of the petitioners with accompanying personal data; rush
booklets; and miscellaneous items relating to the fraternity.
Also, group photograph including Alvin W. King (Class of 1907), one of the founding
members of Seal and Serpent and bearer of pin number 1. CD with photographs of a
ROTC event in September 2009.
Original bellows purchased as part of the original furnishings for the Lodge and
selected by O. (Ornan) Hibbard Waltz, in 1927.