60 Years of Biographical Entries

The “treasure trove” of treasure troves was undoubtedly the biographical information of alumni kept by generations of brothers. As pieces of information about alumni made its way back to Ithaca, brothers or alumni recorded them in hard-bound, legal-size books. We don’t know who made the entries. More than a handful of amazing discoveries were made — chapter history that had long been forgotten.

In the documents below you will find the answers to these questions:

  • Who helped write Cornell’s alma mater, perhaps one of the most recognizable and copied alma maters?

  • Which campus buildings were named after Cornell DUs?

  • Who was one of the most successful and respected builders in the history of New York?

  • Which Cornell DU was the seventh president of Indiana University and the first president of Stanford?

  • Who was the second president of Stanford?