Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Delta Omicron Chapter (State University of Montana) Records, Mss 606

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Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Delta Omicron Chapter (State University of Montana) Records, Mss 606

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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.

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.

Items in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Delta Omicron Chapter (State University of Montana) Records, Mss 606 Collection

Authentic Society Meeting Card
Blank card for Authentic Society meeting.

Letter to Men of Alpha Delta Alpha from Click<br />
Letter sent to update alumni and active members on chapter activities.

Living Room Rules<br />
House Rules for Delta Omicron Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at The University of Montana-Missoula.

Installation Banquette Program for Kappa Sigma<br />
Program for installation banquette of Delta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Sigma held at the Florence Hotel.

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