Phi Delta Phi Fraternity collection
04.PDPF

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Phi Delta Pi Fraternity collection
ID
04.PDPF
Date [inclusive]
1899-1954
Extent
0.2 Linear feet 1 halfsize archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Phi Delta Pi Fraternity collection contains the records of the Phi Delta Pi Fraternity at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) between 1899 and 1954. It includes correspondence and clippings, directories, a book of meeting minutes, ritual, membership lists and a certificate, several volumes of The Extended Somewhat, and Washington Dinner Dance programs and cards. The precursor to the Phi Delta Pi Fraternity was the Washington Toastmasters’ Club founded in 1893.

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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Historical Note

The Phi Delta Pi Fraternity was founded as the Washington Toastmasters’ Club on February 22, 1893 at Eastern Michigan University with the purpose of mutual enjoyment and the cultivation of the art of speech. Nine men founded the Toastmaster’s club, and they held their first banquet on May 20 of that year. In the fall of 1899, the organization became Phi Delta Pi and elected Dr. Hoyt as its patron.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 December 2

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

Corporate Name(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University.
  • Michigan State Normal College.
  • Phi Delta Pi.

Subject(s)

  • College fraternities
  • Fraternities

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence and Clippings 1918-1951 


    Box Folder
Text (3230723991566)   1 1

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Directories 1914-1941 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991566)   1 2

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Meeting Minutes 1902-1909 and Ritual 1899-1909 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991566)   1 3

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Membership Lists and Certificate 1935-1951 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991566)   1 4

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The Extended Somewhat 1908-1912 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991566)   1 5

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Washington Dinner Dance, Programs and Cards 1932-1954 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991566)   1 6

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