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Series 2: Artifacts


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Artifacts and memorabilia kept by members of the Alpha Delta Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at William & Mary. In addition to memorabilia and a flier from the first class of pledges, there are also fliers from attempts to organize a chapter in the early 1990s and a circa 1960s fraternity sweater worn by Justin Reid’s father when he was a student at what was then Virginia State College and is now Virginia State University. The collection also includes an autographed copy of William & Mary Chancellor Sandra Day O’Connor’s memoirs, given to Justin Reid when he was a President’s Aide in 2008 and A History of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1911-1961, that future members studied to learn about the fraternity’s history before the William & Mary chapter was formed. Artifacts received with Acc. 2011.585 include: Embroidered Dashiki (2011.585.01), Omega Psi Phi Kente Cloth Stole (2011.585.02), Camouflage Cargo Pants (2011.585.03), Digital Watch with Canvas Strap (2011.585.04), Virginia State College Omega Psi Phi Sweater (2011.585.05), Class of 2009 Cipher Button Pin (2011.585.06), Rope with Wooden Lamp (2011.585.07), and Wooden Bead Necklace with Carved Pendant (2011.585.08).


  • Creation: 1964-2011
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2010-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 0.2 Linear Feet



Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository