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Alpha Phi Omega records

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Administrative Records

Membership Records

Newsletters

General

Photographs

Scrapbooks



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Alpha Phi Omega records, 1947-present

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Collection Overview

Title: Alpha Phi Omega records, 1947-presentAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Alpha Phi Omega

Extent: 24.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into six series. Series I, Administrative Records; Series II, Membership Records; Series III, Newsletters; Series IV, General, and Series V, Photographs, Series VI, Scrapbooks.

Subjects: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Fraternities

Languages: English

Collection processed by: Amy Rupert and Alyssa J. Pasquale

Abstract

Records which document the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity from 1947-present.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Alpha Phi Omega records (AC 41) which document the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity from 1947-present.

Biographical Note

The Epsilon Zeta chapter was founded on May 11th, 1947 at 2:30 p.m. in the RPI Clubhouse. As well as having national representatives on hand, five members of the RPI faculty and some Boy Scout executives attended. Russell Olsen was installed as president, Walter Locher as vice president, Peter Gundlefinger as secretary and John Thompson was installed as treasurer. There were forty charter members of the chapter, most of them veterans of World War II.

In the early years of the chapter, brothers spent a lot of time helping out at Vanderheyden Hall. The chapter donated money, built new facilities, painted and helped out in many other ways. Services to the campus included the Lost and Found which was run out of the office in the RPI Clubhouse (now Lally Hall) beginning in 1947. Coat checks were run at school functions as well as manning concession stands at dances. 1949 saw the birth of the Used Book Exchange, which was initially run as a twice per semester event. Also in 1949 the chapter celebrated RPI's 125th anniversary by donating a Costa Blue Spruce tree to be used as a campus Christmas tree. (It was later cut down and replaced by a flag pole.)

The Meanest Man on Campus (MMOC) competition began in 1958. Faculty, staff and students all vied for the prestigious title. Members of the RPI community voted for their preferred contestant by donating money. All of the money raised was donated to a local charity. The very first MMOC winner was Captain Ray from ROTC.

The late 1960s saw some big changes for Epsilon Zeta as they moved from the Clubhouse to the newly constructed student Union building. EZ brothers helped with the dedication ceremonies for the new Union. That same weekend, EZ celebrated their 20th anniversary by hosting a banquet at Mario's in Troy. A women's auxiliary was formed and Epsilon Zeta brothers invited the women to help with service projects.

By 1976, women were allowed to become full members in Epsilon Zeta due to a change in Alpha Phi Omega's national bylaws. Notable projects in the 1970s included building a ramp outside of the home of a 15-year-old cerebral palsy victim who could not walk, creating punch cards for the Folsom Library's books to help automate the circulation process and raising over $8,000 at a walk for the mentally handicapped.

The 1980s were spent fixing up the Approach, holding a Capital District Educational Fair and managing several successful Boy Scout camporees. In 1980 and 1984, the chapter was given the Arno Nowotny National Service Award. Also in 1984, Epsilon Zeta was granted the first ever Disborough Service to Scouting Award, also honored by the National fraternity. The chapter continued to flourish in the 1990s. Red Cross blood drives, MMOC competitions, annual publication of the Infocard, and outstanding attendance at Sectional, Regional and National conferences. In 1998, Epsilon Zeta was recognized with an unprecedented third Nowotny Service Award.

Today, Epsilon Zeta continues to provide services to the campus, community and country. A scholarship program awards three $1,000 awards to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding service and leadership skills. The chapter has been commended for their work cataloging books at a local library. In 2004, another Nowotny Service Award was received, making Epsilon Zeta the first chapter to receive four such awards. The chapter also received the Josiah Frank Historian's Award.

Subject/Index Terms

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Fraternities

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: Additional material was added to the collection in 2011 and 2012.

Access Restrictions: Membership forms and brotherhood lists are restricted to current executive committee officers only.

Acquisition Source: APO Members

Preferred Citation: Alpha Phi Omega records, AC 41. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Processing Information: This collection was reclassified from a manuscript collection (MC 56) to an archival collection (AC 41) on 12/12/2014.

Finding Aid Revision History: 12/15/2014: The finding aid was reviewed resulting in box numbers being changed from chronological within a series to chronological throughout the whole collection. Several of the records center cartons with documents were transferred to smaller manuscript boxes for easier handling and all of the scrapbooks were removed from their boxes and are now shelved with the collection as individual items. Rare book tabs have been inserted into the scrapbooks and specifiy corresponding dates for identification. A sixth series entitled scrapbooks was added to the collection to break up the photographs from the scrapbooks. The series' and general layout of the finding aid remain the same.

Other URL: http://apo.union.rpi.edu/cms/


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Administrative Records],
[Series II: Membership Records],
[Series III: Newsletters],
[Series IV: General],
[Series V: Photographs],
[Series VI: Scrapbooks],
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Series II: Membership RecordsAdd to your cart.
Include lists of the chapter’s brothers and contact information as published each semester; records of other extracurricular activities of each brother; national pledge and membership forms; alumni directories; hell week books; national and chapter pledge manuals; and information about the pledging process as it was in the past.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brotherhood Lists, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Brotherhood Lists, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Brotherhood Lists, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Brotherhood Lists, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Brotherhood Lists, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Brotherhood Lists, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Brotherhood Lists, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Brotherhood Lists, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Brotherhood Lists, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Brotherhood Lists, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Brotherhood Lists, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Brotherhood Lists, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Brotherhood Lists, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Brotherhood Lists, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Brotherhood Lists, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Brotherhood Lists, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Brotherhood Lists, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Brotherhood Lists, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Brotherhood Lists, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Brotherhood Lists, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Brotherhood Lists, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Brotherhood Lists, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Brotherhood Lists, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Brotherhood Lists, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Brotherhood Lists, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Brotherhood Lists, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Brotherhood Lists, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Brotherhood Lists, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Brotherhood Lists, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Brotherhood Lists, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Brotherhood Lists, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Brotherhood Lists, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Brotherhood Lists, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Brotherhood Lists, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Brotherhood Lists, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Brotherhood Lists, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Brotherhood Lists, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Brotherhood Lists, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Brotherhood Lists, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Brotherhood Lists, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Brotherhood Lists, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Brotherhood Lists, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Brotherhood Lists, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Brotherhood Lists, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Brotherhood Lists, 2005-Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Brotherhood Lists, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: "Christine's Brotherhood Drawings", undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brotherhood Pages-AAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Brotherhood Pages-BAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Brotherhood Pages-CAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Brotherhood Pages-DAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Brotherhood Pages-EAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Brotherhood Pages-FAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Brotherhood Pages-GAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Brotherhood Pages-HAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Brotherhood Pages-IAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Brotherhood Pages-JAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Brotherhood Pages-KAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Brotherhood Pages-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Brotherhood Pages-MAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Brotherhood Pages-NAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Brotherhood Pages-OAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Brotherhood Pages-PAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Brotherhood Pages-RAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Brotherhood Pages-SAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Brotherhood Pages-TAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Brotherhood Pages-UAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Brotherhood Pages-VAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Brotherhood Pages-WAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Brotherhood Pages-XAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Brotherhood Pages-YAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Brotherhood Pages-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Brotherhood Pages-GeneralAdd to your cart.
Box 13: 1947-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Membership Forms-AAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Membership Forms-BAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Membership Forms-CAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Membership Forms-DAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Membership Forms-EAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Membership Forms-FAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Membership Forms-GAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Membership Forms-HAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Membership Forms-JAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Membership Forms-KAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Membership Forms-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Membership Forms-MAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Membership Forms-NAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Membership Forms-OAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Membership Forms-PAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Membership Forms-QAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Membership Forms-RAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Membership Forms-SAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Membership Forms-TAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Membership Forms-VAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Membership Forms-WAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Membership Forms-ZAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Trees-EAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Trees-FAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Trees-HAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Trees-AAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Trees-BAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Family Trees-CAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family Trees-DAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Family Trees-GAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Family Trees-IAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Family Trees-KAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Family Trees-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Family Trees-M, N, O, P, Q, RAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Family Trees-S, TAdd to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hell Week Requirements, 1968-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hell Week Ritual, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Pledge Activities, 1985, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Pledge Finals, 1968-1980, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pledge Quizzes and Finals, 1975, 1983, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Pledge Requirements, 1968-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Pledge review Board, 1968-1970, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Pledge Week Essays, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Wandering Pledges, Fall, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Pledge Invitations, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 11: National Pledging Standards, Fall 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Membership Welcome Awards, 1997-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Membership Vice Presidents Handbook, 2001, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Membership Policies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Pledge Rituals and Other Ceremonies Handbook, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1997, 2005, 2007Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pledge Manuals, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pledge Manuals, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Pledge Manuals, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Pledge Manuals, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pledge Manuals, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Pledge Manuals, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Pledge Manuals, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Pledge Manuals, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Pledge Manuals, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Pledge Manuals, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Pledge Manuals, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Pledge Manuals, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Pledge Manuals, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Pledge Manuals, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Pledge Manuals, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Pledge Manuals, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Pledge Manual, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Pledge Manuals, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Pledge Manual, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hell Week Books, Fall 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hell Week Books, Spring 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hell Week Books, Fall 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hell Week Books, Spring 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hell Week Books, Fall 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hell Week Books, Fall 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hell Week Books, Spring 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hell Week Books, Fall 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hell Week Books, Fall 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Hell Week Books, Fall 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hell Week Books, Fall 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hell Week Books, Spring 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Hell Week Books, Fall 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Hell Week Books, Spring 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Hell Week Books, Spring 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Hell Week Books, Fall 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Hell Week Books, Fall 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Hell Week Books, Fall 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hell Week Books, Spring 1970Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hell Week Books, Spring 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hell Week Books, Fall 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hell Week Books, Spring 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hell Week Books, Spring 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hell Week Books, Spring 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hell Week Books, Spring 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hell Week Books, Spring 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hell Week Books, Spring 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hell Week Books, Fall 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Hell Week Books, Fall 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hell Week Books, Spring 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hell Week Books, Spring 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Hell Week Books, Spring 1973Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hell Week Books, Spring 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hell Week Books, Spring 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hell Week Books, Fall 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hell Week Books, Fall 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hell Week Books, Spring 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hell Week Books, Spring 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hell Week Books, Spring 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hell Week Books, Fall 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hell Week Books, Spring 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Hell Week Books, Fall 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hell Week Books, Spring 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hell Week Books, Spring 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Hell Week Books, Spring 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Hell Week Books, Spring 1987Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: EZAA Directories, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: EZAA Directories, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: EZAA Directories, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: EZAA Directories, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: EZAA Directories, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: EZAA Directories, 1995Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Membership Forms-G, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Membership Forms-J, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Membership Forms-L, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Membership Forms-R, 1976Add to your cart.

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