Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity records
04.APAF

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity records
ID
04.APAF
Date [inclusive]
1986-2011
Extent
0.6 Linear feet 1 archives box, 1 halfsize archives box
Language
English
Abstract
The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity collection documents the activities of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Epsilon Eta chapter at Eastern Michigan University. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded in 1906 on the campus of Cornell University and the Epsilon Eta Chapter at Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1959. The collection is arranged into four series:  Administrative Files including blank fraternity forms, correspondence, and meeting minutes,  Convention containing materials taken from the convention and convention minutes,  Events including fliers and programs, and  Press including newspaper clippings and The Sphinx. The records of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity contains correspondence, programs, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Epsilon Eta chapter at Eastern Michigan University. Records span from 1986 until 2011. The collection is arranged into four series:  Administrative Files, Convention, Events, and  Press.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded in 1906 on the campus of Cornell University so that incoming African American students could, together, help ensure that they would survive the racially hostile learning environment and remain enrolled at Cornell. The Epsilon Eta Chapter at Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1959 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009.

The mission statement of the Fraternity indicates that it "Develops Leaders, Promotes Brotherhood and Academic Excellence, While Providing Service and Advocacy for Our Communities." The objectives of the Chapter is "to stimulate the ambition of its members, to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual."

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity contains correspondence, programs, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Eastern Michigan University. Records span from 1986 until 2011. The collection is arranged into four series:  Administrative Files, Convention, Events, and  Press.

The Administrative Files series contain forms, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, general files, meeting minutes, membership applications, membership lists, memos amd officer reports.  Convention series includes materials such as programs and notes, and minutes. The  Events series contains event programs, and event fliers. There is one group photograph, in which the fraternity members are not identified. The  Press series contains newspaper clippings and  The Sphinx the official Alpha Phi Alpha journal.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 November 11

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

 Collection Accrual 05 March 2014

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Subject(s)

  • College fraternities
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Fraternities

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Box Folder

Blank Fraternity Forms 

1 1

Constitution and Bylaws 

1 2

Correspondence 

1 3

General Files 

1 4

Meeting Minutes 1988-1989 

Scope and Contents

Includes a 3.5 inch floppy disk, and printed versions.

1 5

Membership Application 

2 1

Membership Lists 

1 6

Memos 

2 2

Officers Reports 

2 3

Photographs 

1 12

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Convention 

Box Folder

Convention Materials 1987-2000 

1 7

Convention Materials 2007 

1 8

 id191 Convention Minutes 1999 July 29-August 2 

1 9

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Events 

Box Folder

Event Fliers 

1 10

Event Programs 

1 11

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Press 

Box Folder

News 

1 13

Newspaper Articles 

1 14

The Sphinx (Official Alpha Phi Alpha Journal) 

1 15

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