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Gamma Alpha records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-14-060
Gamma Alpha is a natural science fraternity for graduate students, the Hopkins chapter of which was active from the 1930s through the 1960s. The records of Gamma Alpha date from 1926 to 1967 and consist primarily of administrative records such as minutes, correspondence, financial records and membership lists, and records documenting social functions and initiation ceremonies.

Dates

  • 1926-1967

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

All student organization records received prior to 2017 are closed for 25 years from the date of creation to everyone except current members of the student organization, after which they are publicly available for access. Materials intended for public dissemination, such as publications, newsletters, and event flyers, are publicly available for access immediately once processed. If you are a member of this student organization and have questions about our access policy, please contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.76 Cubic Feet (2 letter size document boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Gamma Alpha is a natural science fraternity for graduate students, the Hopkins chapter of which was active from the 1930s through the 1960s. During the late 1950s and 1960s, Gamma Alpha sponsored a series of lectures on subjects of general interest. Professors, politicians, reporters and scientists were among the guest lecturers. The group held regular meetings, kept in close contact with the national organization and even considered buying a house in the late 1930s.

Scope and Contents

The records of Gamma Alpha date from 1926 to 1967 and consist primarily of administrative records such as minutes, correspondence, financial records and membership lists, and records documenting social functions and initiation ceremonies. There are also business records pertaining to Gamma Alpha's relationship with the national organization.

Arrangement

The records, arranged in one series, are filed alphabetically by file title and chronologically within each folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records of Gamma Alpha were transferred to the Archives by the fraternity and by Dr. Richard Zdanis, Vice Provost of the University.

Accruals

Accession Numbers: 79.14, 84.38

Processing Information

Processed by Sean DiGiovanna and Wendell O'Brien.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA