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Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity, Gamma Phi Chapter (UA.212)

Identifier: UA-212

Content Description

The bulk of this collection consists of scrapbooks and other photographic materials. The scrapbooks are thematic in that they represent an academic year, generally. Several scrapbooks were damaged or were donated in the form of loose pages. The scrapbooks capture years from 1973 through 2016, but there are considerable gaps. Photographs focus largely on the Gamma Phi chapter at SFA, but there are other photographs of non-SFA marching bands. Other materials in the collection include newspaper clippings, award certificates, and applications for the D. O. Wiley Award. The collection includes a specialty Kappa Kappa Psi picture frame, and many of the scrapbook covers are custom-made, offering research value in and of themselves. Note by Alex Schutz


  • Creation: 1950 - 2016

Biographical / Historical

The Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity was established at Oklahoma A & M College (later Oklahoma State University) following World War One. The group was directed by William A. Scroggs and Bohumil Makovsky and had nine men organized when a charter was granted to them by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on November 27, 1919. The charter established “Kappa Kappa Psi, Honorary Fraternity for College Bandsmen” on the campus of Oklahoma State University, and the group there was known as the “Alpha Chapter.” SFA students established the Gamma Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi in 1957 (1967 Stone Fort). The 1958 Stone Fort Yearbook is the first annual to feature their group photograph. It was captioned as “…the national fraternity for boys interested in music . . . Mr. Hudgins is the club sponsor, and Bonnie Ross serves as president.” The fraternity became inactive in 1968, but was revived in the Spring of 1972 (1972 Stone Fort). Note by Alex Schutz


9 Boxes

1 unknown (1 bundle)

16 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Kappa Kappa Psi, Gamma Phi Chapter Collection (UA.212)
Alex Schutz
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository