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Kappa Alpha, Alpha Zeta Chapter Records

Identifier: UA 7.001

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs, fliers, scrapbooks, a dance card, programs, miscellaneous material, and a guest register of the Kappa Alpha, Alpha Zeta Chapter fraternity at the College of William and Mary. The fraternity is also known as Kappa Alpha Order. Many of the photographs document the fraternity's Old South Week and Old South Ball and are from the 1950s-1970. The earliest item in the collection is a dance card from 1915. The collection also includes three issues of the chapter's newsletter The News from 1929-1930. The most recent material from the chapter is event fliers.


  • Creation: 1915-2008
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1948-2008

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Conditions Governing Access:

The 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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Kappa Alpha Order was founded in 1865 at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. Kappa Alpha, Alpha Zeta Chapter at the College of William and Mary was founded in 1890.

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1.20 Linear Feet

Custodial History:

Portions of this collection were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection and later the Student Organizations Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1983.50 received 9/30/1983 from an unidentified source.

Related Materials:

University Archives Subject File Collection (UA 9); University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8); University Archives Poster Collection (UA 12); Wayne Fulton Gibbs Papers (UA 6.020); Herbert L. Ganter Papers (UA 6.068); Robert Edward Bruce Stewart, Jr. Papers (UA 5.043); Leonard L. Born Scrapbook (UA 5.048)

Processing Information:

Arranged and described by an unidentified staff member prior to 2001. Material formerly part of the University Archives Publications Collection and later the Student Organizations Collection added in January 2009 by Amy C. Schindler.

Guide to the Kappa Alpha, Alpha Zeta Chapter Records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository