Since 1928 the SAE Foundation has been the custodian of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Archives & Collection. Through the decades the Archives, as the archival material (paper), photographs, artwork, and artifacts that make up the SAE Foundation Archives and Collection is called, has grown through donations from chapters, alumni, and friends. The Archives contain over 462 feet of correspondence, publications, brochures, photographs; more than 650 scrapbooks; about 150 blueprints, and approximately 1,000 artifacts, artwork, and framed images. All of this material allows the SAE Foundation to perform part of its mission: to collect, preserve, and exhibit materials pertaining to the history of the Fraternity and its members. Today the Archives is the ultimate resource for information about SAE, its chapters, and membership.

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Our goal is to bring as much of the Archives and building as possible direct to your computer. New items will be added to the online catalogue as collections processing continues. Due to the sensitive nature of some portions of the collection, not all material in the collection will be available online.


The Archives continue to grow through your support and generosity.

You can also help us with our ongoing collections processing efforts. Your minimum donation of $1,000 to the Arthur A. Cook Memorial Internship can provide 50 hours of time cataloguing material from the donor’s chapter or other valuable project. If the chapter’s material is fully catalogued, then time will be spent cataloguing other material in the Archives.


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