Kappa Alpha Photographs
Scope and Contents
Collection depicts individual and group members of Kappa Alpha Order at the University of Alabama, including scenes at order events as Old South Ball and joint parties with sororities.
- 1951 - 1988
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Conditions Governing Use
Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections (email@example.com) with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: https://www.ua.edu/copyright/. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.
Biographical / Historical
Kappa Alpha Order was founded as Phi Kappa Chi on December 21, 1865, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. James Ward Wood, William Archibald Walsh, William Nelson Scott and Stanhope McClelland Scott were the founding fathers. Soon after the founding they changed the name after the local chapter of Phi Kappa Psi protested the name "Phi Kappa Chi", due to the similarity of the names. By the April of 1866 James Wood changed the name to Kappa Alpha. In the years that followed, the Order spread throughout the Southern United States, as well as many other states.
1.5 Linear Feet (This collection consists of 164 photographs.)
Language of Materials
This collection consists chiefly of photographs relating to the Kappa Alpha Order members at the University of Alabama.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
University of Alabama.
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