Kappa Phi Alpha Fraternity collection
04.KPAF

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Kappa Phi Alpha Fraternity collection
ID
04.KPAF
Date [inclusive]
1929-2011
Extent
0.8 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The Kappa Phi Alpha Fraternity collection documents the activities of the local fraternity at Eastern Michigan University. Kappa Phi Alpha was founded in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1902. The collection is arranged alphabetically and divided into three series, with the exception of a scrapbook which is housed separately. The three series are  Administration and History,  Eric Fillyaw Case, and  Publicity and Outreach. Records date from 1929-2011.

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 Phi Alpha fraternity was founded in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1902 on Eastern Michigan University's campus. The fraternity is local, with its only chapter being located at Eastern Michigan University. The fraternity went through much turmoil in the mid 1990s when a pledge, Eric Fillyaw, was killed in a car accident after leaving an event at the Kappa Phi Alpha house. The fraternity was ultimately put on two year probation from the University because of this incident. The fraternity was reestablished only to run into more trouble in 2009 when a University student was allegedly raped while attending a party at the Kappa Phi Alpha house.

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Scope and Contents

The Kappa Phi Alpha Fraternity collection contains information on accounting records, constitution, house regulations, incident reports, meeting minutes, member lists, pledge letters, songs, clippings, correspondence, events, flyers, newsletters programs and scrapbook. There is also extensive information about the Eric Fillyaw case, who was a pledge of Kappa Phi Alpha before he was killed. The collection is arranged alphabetically.

The collection is divided into three series. The Administration and History series contains information on accounting records, constitution, house regulations, incident reports, meeting minutes, member lists, pledge letters, and songs.  Meeting Minutes is its own series and is divided into chronological files that date from 1930-1932, 1933-1936, 1965-1966, 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1968-1969. The  Eric Fillyaw Case series contains information on correspondence, documents, InterFraternity Council Hearing, and police interviews. The  Publicity and Outreach series includes information on clippings, correspondence, events and flyers, newsletters, programs. The Kappa Phi Alpha scrapbook is housed in a separate box.

The collection records date from 1929-2011.

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Arrangement of Materials

The collection is arranged into three series: 1. Administration and History of Kappa Phi Alpha Fraternity, including an overview of the fraternity's accounting records, constitution, house regulations, incident reports, meeting minutes, member lists, pledge letters and songs; 2. Eric Fillyaw Case, which includes correspondence, documents, InterFraternity Council hearing, and police interviews regarding the death of a fraternity pledge; 3. Publicity and Outreach includes information on fraternity news clippings, correspondence, events and flyers, newsletters, and programs. The Kappa Phi Alpha fraternity scrapbook is housed in a separate archive container.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 May 14

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

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)

  • College fraternities
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Fraternities
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Administration and History 

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • College fraternities
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Fraternities
  • Michigan State Normal College

Accounting Records 1940-1954 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 1

Constitution 1960 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 2

House Regulations 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 3

Incident Reports 1992-1994 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 4

Meeting Minutes 1930-1969 

1930-1932 1930-1932 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 5

1933-1936 1933-1936 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 6

1965-1966 1965-1966 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 7

1966-1967 1966-1967 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 8

1967-1968 1967-1968 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993919)   1 9

1968-1969 1968-1969 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 1

Member Lists 1935-1960  (Bulk, 1935-1940)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 2

Pledge Letters 1949 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 3

Songs 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 4

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Eric Fillyaw Case 1992 

Correspondence 1991-1992 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 5

Documents 1991-1992 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 6

InterFraternity Council Hearing March 25, 1992 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 7

Police Interviews 1991 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 8

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Publicity and Outreach 

Clippings 1929-2009  (Bulk, 1992-2009)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 9

Correspondence 1949-1999  (Bulk, 1960-1969)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 10

Events and Flyers 1967-2011  (Bulk, 1967-1969)


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 11

Newletters 1962, 2005 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 12

Programs 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023993927)   2 13

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Box

Scrapbook 

3

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