Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity collection
04.KAPF

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Title
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity collection
ID
04.KAPF
Date [inclusive]
1954-2010
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 archive box, 1 oversize box
Language
English
Abstract
The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. collection documents the activities of the Delta Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at Eastern Michigan University. Kappa Alpha Psi was founded in 1911 on Indiana University's campus in Bloomington, Indiana. The Delta Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was established in 1955.The collection is arranged alphabetically with the exception of a Kappa Alpha Psi event polo being housed in a separate box. The  meeting notes and  membership information is further subdivided. Records date from 1954-2010 with the bulk of the records dating from 1963-1975, and 1991-1993.

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

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated was founded at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana on January 5, 1911. It remains to this day the only Greek letter organization ever to be established on Indiana University's campus. Despite being known as a predominantly African American organization, the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi are proud they have never limited members based on color, creed, or national origin. The fundamental goal of the fraternity is achievement.

The Delta Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was established at Eastern Michigan University's campus on April 30, 1955 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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Scope and Contents

The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity collection contains information on newspaper clippings and flyers, correspondence, financial records, meeting notes, membership, photographs, scholarship and a Kappa Alpha Psi event polo shirt. The collection is arranged alphabetically, with the Kappa Alpha Psi event polo shirt being housed in its own box. The  meeting notes and  membership information is further subdivided.

The meeting notes series is divided into chronological files that date from 1958-1961, 1966-1975, and 1975-1976. The membership series includes membership lists, pledge letters, pledge registration forms, and request forms for authorization to initiate.

Records date from 1954-2010, with the bulk of the records dating from 1963-1975, and 1991-1993.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 February 14

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

Revision Description

  2012 April 23

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

Subject(s)

  • African Americans.
  • College fraternities
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Fraternities
  • Greek letter societies

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Clippings 1969-2010  (Bulk, 1991-1993)

1 1

Correspondence 1954-2011  (Bulk, 1965-1973)

1 2

Financial Records 1966-1967 

1 3

Flyers 

1 4

Meeting Notes 1958-2010 

Box Folder

Meeting Notes 1958-1961 1958-1961 

1 5

Meeting Notes 1966-1975 1966-1975 

1 6

Meeting Notes 1975-1976 1975-1976 

1 7

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Membership 

Box Folder

Membership Lists, etc 1956-1973 

1 8

Pledge Letters 1973 

1 9

Pledge Registration Forms 1963-1973 

1 10

Requests for Authorization to Initiate 1961-1978 

1 11

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Box Folder

Photographs 

1 12

Scholarship 1958-1963 

1 13
Box Object

Kappa Koolout, polo shirt 13 September 2006 

2 1