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Otto Duke papers on the Theta Tau fraternity, 1955-1969

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1536 Series 5

Scope and Contents

Otto Duke was secretary-treasurer of the Intermountain Alumni Association of the Theta Tau fraternity. This series deals with that association and includes correspondence, monthly luncheon attendance, "The Gear of Theta Tau," receipts, 40th anniversary meeting planning, "Balfour Blue Book," and minutes of biennial Theta Tau conventions. Dates range from 1955 to 1969.


  • 1955-1969

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Otto Duke papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection: Otto Duke (1899-1983) was a mechanical engineer in the western United States.

Born in 1899, Otto Duke was educated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. He worked as an instructor in that program in the 1930s, and later served as the secretary-treasurer of the Intermountain Alumni Association of the Theta Tau fraternity there. During his career in mining engineering, Duke worked with numerous mining companies,including the United States Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co. in Alaska, Chicago, and the western states; F.C. Torkelson Co. in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Alaska; Utah Construction and Stearns-Roger in Tucson, Arizona; Allis Chalmers, Traylor Engineering and Manufacturing, Columbia Steel Co., and Geneva Works; as well as the U.S. Naval Supply Depot in Clearfield, Utah. Duke died in 1983.


1 box

3 folders