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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Delta Sigma Chapter Records, 1964-2011

 Collection
Identifier: UA 7.060

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Artifacts and memorabilia from 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).

Dates

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

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received as a gift from Alpha Delta Sigma Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. on 09/13/2011. Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Books received from the Chapter and shelved with the Archives Book Collection include: An autographed copy of W&M Chancellor Sandra Day O’Connor’s memoirs, given to Justin Reid when he was a President’s Aide in 2008; A history of the national fraternity, 1911-1961, that they studied to learn about the fraternity’s history before the W&M chapter existed.

Separated Materials

All artifacts have been moved to and are housed within the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13)

Title
Guide to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Delta Sigma Chapter Records
Status
In Progress
Author
SCRC Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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