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Alpha Phi Omega Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR002663
This collection consists of materials dating from the Zeta Phi chapter’s creation to 1957. Materials include correspondence; manuals and guidebooks; newsletters; scrapbooks and memorabilia; and materials from special events such as the annual “Ugly Man” competition, which raised money for muscular dystrophy research.

Dates

  • 1948 - 1957

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 MB, 1 OS)

Abstract

Created in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity of college and university men who are or have previously been affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The fraternity’s key goals are developing friendships and promoting service to humanity, which they do through a number of charitable efforts. The Wayne State University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the Zeta Phi chapter, was instated by the National Fraternity on May 27, 1948.

This collection consists of materials dating from the Zeta Phi chapter’s creation to 1957. Materials include correspondence; manuals and guidebooks; newsletters; scrapbooks and memorabilia; and materials from special events such as the annual “Ugly Man” competition, which raised money for muscular dystrophy research.

History

Created in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity of college and university men who are or have previously been affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The fraternity’s key goals are developing friendships and promoting service to humanity, which they do through a number of charitable efforts. The Wayne State University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the Zeta Phi chapter, was instated by the National Fraternity on May 27, 1948.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Donated to Walter P. Reuther Library by Alpha Phi Omega via Diane Paldan in 2015.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kris Kniffen on April 11, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Alpha Phi Omega Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kris Kniffen.
Date
2016-04-11
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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