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Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Records, 1880-2001

Identifier: RG12-16

Scope and Contents

The collection contains some historical information about the chapter. There are minutes from 1880-1930; these are oversized and are housed separately. There is a report to the national headquarters describing the founding of the chapter and a Kappa Alpha Magazine from 1884 with several mentions of the Davidson chapter's activities. There is correspondence from 1958, 1980-1988. The printed material contains general information about the group, and there are also chapter publications from 1934-1980 and invitations and programs from 1949-1987 and 2000-2001. In addition, there are rush p ublications from 1951-1961. The Record Book, 1955-1970 lists members and includes some biographical information (birthdates, organizations and student activities) See also DC0280s, John M. Bernhardt Speech, 1884 for a speech given by Bernhardt as a member of Kappa Alpha at Davidson.


  • Creation: 1880


Biographical / Historical

The Sigma chapter of Kappa Alpha fraternity was established at Davidson College in 1880.


2.00 boxes_oversize (2 boxes plus oversize)




The collection is organized into the following series: Historical Information; Correspondence; Printed Material.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of W. Daniel Carman '2001 (2000-180), Record books (1951-54, 1955-70) transferred to archives (2003-91), 1880 Report from Mrs. Stafford Green (2004-30); membership certificate 2007-34; Pledge manual, clippings, song sheet and paddles (2014-69)

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Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository