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MTV Fraternity and Sorority Life collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 9/5/1314
This collection contains 29 VHS tapes and 9 DVDs with recordings of episodes from MTV's "Fraternity Life" and "Sorority Life," which aired from 2002-2003. 14 tapes contain episodes from the first season of "Fraternity Life," which featured UB fraternity Sigma Chi Omega. Also included are 4 DVDs of "Fraternity Life" episodes." 15 tapes contain episodes from "Sorority Life," 4 of which are from the show's first season, and 11 of which are from the show's second season, "Sorority Life II." Also included are 5 DVDs of "Sorority Life" episodes. UB's sorority Delta Xi Omega was featured in "Sorority Life II."

Dates

  • 2002-2003

Creator

Terms of Access

The MTV Fraternity and Sorority Life collection, 2002-2003 is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

18 Gigabytes (18 ISO disk image files)

Overview

This collection is comprised of VHS tapes and DVDs containing recordings of episodes from MTV's "Fraternity Life" and "Sorority Life," shows in which UB Greek organizations were featured.

Historical Note

In 2003, UB Greek organizations were featured on the first season of "Fraternity Life" and the second season of "Sorority Life," two shows produced by MTV. "Fraternity Life" focused on the Sigma Chi Omega fraternity and "Sorority Life 2" focused on the Delta Xi Omega sorority. The story lines of each show primarily followed the lives of six pledges of each organization who lived in "pledge houses" in Buffalo. UB was not affiliated with this project.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: I. Fraternity Life, and II. Sorority Life. Born-digital materials are integrated into their corresponding series based on content. The original order of the files has been retained.

Acquisition Information

Collection was transferred the the University Archives from the Office of Student Life in 2018.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Grace Trimper, May 2018. Digital materials processed by Sarah Pinard, June 2018.

This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies. For more information, see https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/digitalpreservation/processing. Video files are saved as single ISO disk image files.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the MTV Fraternity and Sorority Life collection
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Grace Trimper.
Date
May 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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