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Phi Gamma Delta, 1917-1919

 Series — Container: 5, Folder: 10

Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

This collection contains records spanning from the 1890s to the 2000s for various student organizations on the Johns Hopkins campus. Types of records vary widely from organization to organization; many include membership lists, posters or announcements, while some also include correspondence. Class records include programs to Class events, especially for the Senior year, while publication records include issues of the publication; records of performing groups consist primarily of programs to their performances.

Unfortunately, records of student organizations are often rather sketchy, many groups having no extant records at all; we only know of their existence through yearbooks or handbooks. In other cases, only the most recent (or oldest) records survive, all others having been discarded at some time. As a rule, the records of student publications tend to be more complete.


  • 1917-1919

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.

Biographical / Historical

Phi Gamma Delta, chartered in 1891, is a social fraternity with many athletes among its membership. In the 1910s, for some reason, brothers were known as fijis and the fraternity published an annual journal called "The Oriole Fiji." Phi Gamma Delta gave banquets for its members and alumni, particularly war veterans, and participated in inter-chapter activities. There was also a chapter for graduate students who had been fijis in their undergraduate years.


From the Record Group: 3.13 Cubic Feet (7 letter size document boxes, 1 legal size document box)

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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