Preliminary Guide to the Omicron Delta Kappa Records 1911-1987

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Omicron Delta Kappa
Preliminary Guide to the Omicron Delta Kappa Records
Date [inclusive]
1 Linear foot of shelf space, 1 Box
(MASC staff use) 2-14-27-6
Collection materials are in English.
Records of the Crimson Circle at Washington State University (Omicron Delta Kappa). Includes minutes, membership records, historical sketches, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Omicron Delta Kappa Records, 1911-1987 (MS.1991.33)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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The Crimson Circle at WSU was chartered on March 5, 1912 as a society of students recognizing achievement in the fields of sports, student government, publications, and academics, among others. The Crimson Circle of WSU was abolished on the recommendation of President Holland in 1929 following breaches of conduct and the academic suspension of several members. However, the organization was soon reformed with a new Constitution and a new founding class on February 9, 1931. The Crimson Circle petitioned for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa in 1959.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains records of the Washington State University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, also known as the Crimson Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, beginning with the founding of the Crimson Circle itself in 1912. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, membership information, organization historical records, and a book of newspaper clippings regarding the organization.

Preliminary Inventory:

Minute book (1959-1963).

General correspondence, including member list of 1967 (bound volume, 1967-1971).

General correspondence, incoming and outgoing (bound volume, March 1911-June 1967).

Crimson Circle History (bound volume, 1937).

Folder of chapter history and membership lists (1913-1950).

Membership book: initiation, tapping, and banquet (1950-1955).

Petition for admission to Omicron Delta Kappa, 2 copies (1959).

Minute book (1932-1947).

Minute and membership book (1919-1928).

Crimson Circle scrapbook of Evergreen newspaper clippings, beginning with reorganization in 1931 (1931-1936).

Box of Omicron Delta Kappa pins (7 items).

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This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Bob Jonas of Moscow, ID, donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 1991 (MS-1991-33).

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Omicron Delta Kappa -- Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University -- Students
  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources


  • Greek letter societies -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Records and correspondence
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Student Life
  • Washington (State)

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