Alpha Delta Alpha Fraternity at The University of Montana was established in 1916, by Professor A.W.L. Bray, a former King’s scholar at Cambridge University in England and eight undergraduate students. The Alpha Delta Alpha Fraternity started out as an outgrowth of the Authentic Society, a philosophical club organized in 1913 by Professor Bray. During World War I, 37 of the fraternity’s 41 men enlisted in the military, yet it was the only fraternity to remain open during the conflict. The fraternity organized an alumni association and sent a bi-monthly newsletter to its members. The chapter bought a house located at 325 Gerald Avenue in the 1920s. Among the alumni of Alpha Delta Alpha were Ronald Stuart Kain, a distinguished journalist in foreign affairs and Dr. Harold C. Urey, the 1934 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.
Alpha Delta Alpha made petitions to several national fraternal organizations before being accepted by Kappa Sigma Fraternity as the Delta Omicron chapter in 1927. The chapter probably became inactive in the early 1930s.
The collection contains writings, including yearly summaries of Kappa Sigma’s (formerly called the Alpha Delta Alpha Fraternity) activities, chapter petitions, correspondence, and information regarding alumni and a 1962 reunion.
Restrictions on Access :
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.Restrictions on Use :
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of MontanaPreferred Citation :
[Name of document or photograph number], Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Delta Omicron Chapter Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.
Materials have mostly been arranged chronologically.
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