Delta Phi Delta Records, 1922-1954
Primary Creator: Delta Phi Delta, Kappa Chapter (1922-1960)
Extent: 3.25 Linear Feet
Delta Phi Delta is the oldest national honorary art fraternity in the United States. Organized as the Palette Club in 1909 at the University of Kansas, it was later renamed Delta Phi Delta and is open to men and women. Its official magazine, Palette, began publication in 1911.
The Kappa Chapter of Delta Phi Delta was chartered at the University of North Dakota on December 2, 1922. The Kappa Chapter sponsored demonstrations and talks concerning art, architecture, and related subjects. The national organization gave scholarships to Kappa Chapter members. Paul E. Barr (1892-1953), Professor of Art and Art Department head at UND (1928-1953), served as the National 1st Vice President of Delta Phi Delta for two years. The last reference to Kappa Chapter was in the 1960 Dacotah Annual.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Method: Donation; the original acquisitions records are unavailable
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Delta Phi Delta Records. OGLMC 36, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in October 2014.
Browse by Scrapbook:
[Scrapbook 1: 1952-1954],
[Scrapbook 2: 1951-1952],
[Scrapbook 3: 1948-1950],
[Scrapbook 4: 1922-1946],
- Scrapbook 4: 1922-1946
The final scrapbook contains charters from Delta Phi Delta authorizing the establishment of both the Kappa Chapter (December 2, 1922) and the Grand Forks Alumni Chapter (undated), as well as scattered issues of the Delta Phi Delta Newsletter (1943-1945). Also included are photographs of Kappa Chapter members and art exhibits (1940-1946), programs from art exhibits, UND Honors Day Convocation programs (1942, 1944, 1945, 1946), newspaper clippings (1939-1946), homemade Christmas cards, and unpublished sketches.
Placed on the shelves adjacent to the collection.