Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Zeta Pi Chapter (UGA)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Zeta Pi Chapter (UGA)

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Zeta Pi Chapter (UGA)
Creator: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Inclusive Dates: 1969-2019
Language(s): English
Extent: 17.25 Linear Feet (16 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection Number: UA0087
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter African-American fraternity, was established on December 4, 1906, by seven college men at Cornell University. It has since grown to more than 500 chapters world-wide. Sixty-three years following the fraternity founding, on February 28, 1969, seven men accepted the task of becoming the first African American Fraternity on the campus of the University of Georgia by establishing the Zeta Pi chapter. Since that time more than 200 young men have been initiated into this chapter. "The purpose of the Zeta Pi Chapter is to be a humble servant of Alpha and continue to support our motto, "first of all, servants of all, we shall transcend all". Likewise, with the "Spirit of 69" in our hearts and minds, we continue our relentless efforts to uphold the aims of scholarship, manly deeds, and love for all mankind."

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers, plaques, and clothing of the Zeta Pi chapter that have been contributed by members of this UGA fraternity. The goal of the collection is to present a historical picture of the fraternity.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series: 1. Papers, 2. Plaques, and 3. Clothing.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Zeta Pi Chapter, UA0087, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 6

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Papers

1188th Anniversary Convention, 1994 June 23 (Pre-registration and recipt)
12Alpha Phi Alpha 25th Anniversary Photograph, 1994
13Alpha Phi Alpha- Zeta Pi Chapter- University of Georgia: 25th Anniversary Notepad, 1969-1994
14Alpha Week: Countdown to Apocalypse, 1996 February 12-17 ((Program))
15Alpha Week: Eight Days of Ice Cold Creation, 1995 February 12-19 ((Program))
16Alpha Week: The Gold Experience, 1997 February 8-15 ((Program))
101Alpha Week program, 1980
102Alpha Week program (and other related information), 1982-1985
103Alpha Week: Roots of Creation, 1992
104Alpha Week: 30 years of Excellence, 1999
105Alpha Week expenditures, 1984
106Alpha Week ads , 1983-1984
107-8Alpha Week-Letters to Alumni, 1984
17Alumni Weekend Contribution Card, 1994 (Hamilton Holmes)
18Alumni Weekend Folder, 1999 April 23-25
19Anniversary Convention Delegate Badges, 1994; 1995 (88th and 89th Convention)
110Athens Daily News- Athens Banner-Herald: "UGA Homegame", 1997
109Assorted Newsclippings, 1983-1986
111"Elect Adrian L. Wallace 30th General President" Pin
1010Founders' Day Banquet, 1982
112Fraternity Founder's Day Program, 1995
113Fraternity Report, Winter 1995
114Georgia District Association 40th Conference, 1996 ((Program))
115Georgia District Convention: State Official and Chapter Host Badge (Pin and Ribbon)
116Informational Seminar, 1996 (Letter of Permission from Regional Vice President)
117Jesse Jackson (Photograph)
118Letter from Alpha Phi Alpha Corporate Headquarters, 1996 February 7
119Letter from Bro. Richard L. Morgan, 1997 (Concerning "Photograph of the Pearls")
120Letter from Ken Allengood Stepshow: "The Big Stomp Down", 1996
121Letter from Maitresse C. Martin, 1989
122Mel Lattany, 2013 March 14 (DVD)
123Member Directory, 1986
1011Miss Black and Gold Pageant/Step Show Program, 1986
124Miss Black and Gold Pageant: Jewels of Nubian Essence, 1997 ((Program))
1012Black and Gold Ball, 1977
1013Black and Gold Ball, 1988
1014Black and Gold Ball: Faces of Egypt, 1990
1015Miss Black University of Georgia Pageant, 1984
1016Miss Black University of Georgia Pageant, 1995
125Notecard from Mu Gamma Chapter, 1996
126Party Flyer, "Alpha Phi Alpha- Come Party with the Notorius B.I.G.", 1995
127Photographs ((Unidentified))
1054Omari Lateef photograph
1055Reunion Photograph-30th Anniversary, 1999
128Ray Harrison- "Bulldog Basketball", 1997 (Magazine Article)
129Richard Morgan, R. PH. CV
130Southern Regional; Georgia District Conference, and Southern Region Delgate Badges, 1995; 1996 (Pins and Ribbons)
131Stepping into the Next Millenium Stepshow, 1999 February 20
132Student Affairs Brochure: Minority Services and Programs
133The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1997 November 2 (Article on Robert Edwards)
134The Brotherhood News, 1996
135The History of Alpha Phi Alpha:a development in college life, 1906-1979, Publication Notice, 1993
1017African American Fraternities (includes Alpha Phi Alpha) Historical Articles (photostats)
1018Alpha Phi Alpha Historical Information
136The History of Zeta Pi Chapter
1019"Twenty-four years at the Arches: the History of the Zeta Pi Chapter...", 1993
1020African American Biographies
1021Alpha Phi Alpha Membership Brochure
1022Initiate Information, 1970s-1980s
1023The Sphinxman Handbook (Points on Parliamentary Procedure)
1024The Sphinx Club (Alpha Phi Alpha) Application for Membership, 1984
137The Sphinx- Volume 78, Number 1, Spring 1993
138The Sphinx- Volume 80, Number 1, Winter 1995
139The Sphinx- Volume 80, Number 2, Summer 1995
140The Sphinx- Volume 80, Number 3, Fall 1995
141The Sphinx- Volume 81, Number 1, Spring 1996
142The Sphinx- Volume 81, Number 2, Summer 1996
143The Sphinx- Volume 81, Number 3, Fall 1996
144University of Georgia Commencement; Baccalaureate & Professional, 1997 ((Programs-2))
145USA Sports, 1999 June 2 (Article on Robert Edwards)
1025Zeta Pi Chapter-Treasury, 1970s-1980s
1026Zeta Pi Chapter-Financial Documents, 1983-1987
146Zeta Pi Chapter 25th Anniversary Reunion Banquet, 1994 ((Program))
147Zeta Pi Chapter, Documents given by Richard Morgan
148Zeta Pi Chapter, The University of Georgia, Alumni Reunion, 1996 April 26-28 ((Programs-2))
149Zeta Pi Chapter, The University of Georgia, Alumni Weekend, 1994 April 15-17 ((Program))
150Zeta Pi Chapter Invitation Certificate, 1969
15150th anniversary logo, 2019
152James L. Holston letter and photograph and Iota Chapter charter members photograph, 1965, undated
153Sphinx Article , 1969
154Photocopy- David H. Nunnally and Ilene Nunnally , undated
155Alpha Phi Alpha establishment at UGA , 1969
156Zeta Phi Chapter Pearls , 1969
157Photocopy- Walter Ware, Jr. and William Robie III, undated
158Photocopy- Michael Stover and Richard and Rita Morgan , undated
159Photocopy- Alphas at fraternity house and Michael Smith and Leo Hill , 1975
160Photocopy- The Tenacious Twelve probate and Hell Week , 1976
161Sphinxman pledge class and spring pledge class photgraphs, 1987-1990
162Photocopy- Omari Hardwick and Kirby Smart , circa 1995
163Photocopy- Pearls Meeting photograph and Gabriel Fortson meeting with Pearls photograph, undated
164Photocopy- Spirit of '69 production and Gabriel Fortson and Dr. John H. Carter photographs, undated
165Photocopy- Aplha Phi Alpha legacy , undated
166Photocopy- Gabriel with Andrew Young and Walter Ware, Jr. photographs , undated
167Bonafide nine group photograph, 1973
1027Zeta Pi Chapter Service Projects, 1984-1985
1028Zeta Pi Chapter Service Committee Proposals, 1980s
1029Zeta Pi Chapter Pajama Party correspondence, 1999
1030Zeta Pi President's Chapter Report, 1986-1987
1031Zeta Pi Chapter Social Outlets, 1998
1032Zeta Pi Chapter Letters of Intent, 1976
1033Zeta Pi Chapter Events-Flyers, Newclippings and Brochures, 1980s-2003
51"First Black Fraternity Exhibit Displayed" (Poster (Oversized))
52"The Georgia Bulldog"; Ray Harrison on cover, 1997 January (Magazine (Oversized))
81Alumni Weekend, Archive Dedication, 2014 April
82Larry Leroy Golden- Certificate of Appreciation
83Larry Leroy Golden- Family
84Larry Leroy Golden- Letters of Sympathy
85Larry Leroy Golden- Memorial Scholarship Fund
86Larry Leroy Golden- "Memorial Service"
88Larry Leroy Golden- Photographs
89Larry Leroy Golden- Poems and Essays
810Larry Leroy Golden- Sanannah High School 1974 Yearbook
1050Larry Leroy Golden-Funeral Service Program, 1978
1051Larry Leroy Golden-Declaration of Trust for Memorial Fund, 1979
1052Larry Leroy Golden Memorial Scholarship Applications, 1983-1984
1053Larry Leroy Golden Scholarship logo original drawing by Douglas Grimmett, 1978
811Russell Williams- Photograph
1034Alpha Phi Alpha District Director's Award "Outstanding Project of the Year", 1998
1035Darrell R. Hayes Brother of the Year, 1984
1036Trenton Williams-B.B.A., 2001
1037College Brothers of the Year, 1980s
1038Constitution (Chapter, Southern Region, etc.), 1983-1984
1039Alpha Phi Alpha Directory and Chapter Report, 2006
1040Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity-Constitutional Convention, 2004
1041Alpha Phi Alpha Statement of Public Policy, 1982
1042Relevance of fraternies: An Alpha Perspective Program, 1994
1043Alpha Phi Alpha Educational Proposal, 1987
1044Correspondence, 1980s
1045Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity forms, 1981-1982
1046Alpha Phi Alpha Georgia District Convention Reports, 2010
1047Alpha Phi Alpha Other Chapters' Annual Reports, 1970s-1980s
1048Fraternity Scholarship Rankings, 1984
1049"Hamilton Earl Holmes: The Legacy Continues" Program, 2003
1056Marketing reports and budget, 2019
1057Gabe Fortson-50th Anniversary Reunion Gala badge, 2019
105850th Anniversary Reunion Gala program, 2019
105950th Anniversary Reunion Gala program and menu, 2019
106050th Anniversary Reunion Gala-reunion directory, 2019
106150th Anniversary Reunion Gala-weekend itinerary, 2019
106250th Anniversary Reunion Gala-booklet, 2019
10631st of Firsts: the Legacy of Zeta Pi at the University of Georgia program, 2021 October 15
141Newsclipping, 2003
142Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant ticket, 2015
143Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant "A night at the Golden Bayou" program, 2016
144Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant Lookbook, 2017
145University of Georgia Pajama Jam flyer, 2016
14625th Anniversity Reunion Banquet program, 1994 April 16
147Future Alpha Men Unlimited presents: The FAMU Review and Men of FAMU, undated
148Sphinxmen of the Noble Alpha Phi Alpha, undated
149Alpha Phi Alpha Zeta Pi Chapter-Alumni Weekend, 1994 April 15-17
11Newsclippings (Red and Black), 2003
12Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity-Zeta Pi Chapter-photographs, 1998-2016
13Chapter roster and officers, 2000-2001
1Zeta Pi Chapter Members-Photographs, 1998-2001
2Zeta Pi Chapter Members-Photographs, 2001-2003
1Photograph of Pearls at UGA Special Collections Library, 2019 ( (47.5 x 31.75") )

2. Plaques and Artifacts

21Black Greek Council, 1992 June 7
22Charter Line Zeta Pi, 1969
23Co-Brother of The Year Award, 1996 June 9
24"Doody", Richard Morgan
25Gavel Award, 1996 June 9
26Host Chapters, 40th Georgia District Convention, 1996 January 19-21
27Larry Leroy Golden- In Memory of Our Class President
28Presented to Richard Morgan, in appreciation, 1999
29Second Place: The Milton Hill Oratorial Contest Award, 1995 December 4
151Alpha Phi Alpha line shield (ORGANIC), 1979
152Alpha Phi Alpha "Espectum Taurum #1" line shield owned by Leo Hill (ORGANIC), circa 1975
153Wooden pharaoh "Sphinxman" medallion, hand painted, owned by Leo Hill (ORGANIC), circa 1975
154Wooden pharaoh "Sphinxman" medallion, "Ol' Gold New Soul" (ORGANIC), 1995
MLS 1Pledge paddle (ORGANIC), 1969
MLS 2Pledge paddle of Leo Hill (ORGANIC), 1975 May 23
MLS 3Pledge paddle of Leo Hill "Watch out for the bull!" (ORGANIC), 1975
MLS 4Pledge paddle of Tenacious 12 #7 (ORGANIC), 1976
MLS 5"Dual Prophets of Gold" pledge paddle #2 (ORGANIC), 1975
1050th Anniversary Reunion Gala pin, 2019
91Fraternity Pin

3. Clothing

31Alpha Phi Alpha Black T-Shirt, 1969 (Belonged to Alonzo Wilson a founding member)
32Alpha Phi Alpha Gold T-Shirt, 1969 (Belonged to Alonzo Wilson a founding member)
33Black "Probate" Show Robe ((Worn after initiation and taken off to reveal self to student body))
34Black Homecoming T-Shirt, 2013 (Belonged to Gabriel Fortson)
35Volleyball Tournament White T-Shirt, 1995 (2nd Tournament at O House)
36Alpha Phi Alpha Black Tank Top (Belonged to Gabriel Fortson)
37Alpha Phi Alpha Black, long-sleeve Jersey, 1994 (Belonged to Gabriel Fortson)
38Alpha Phi Alpha Gold Tank Top, 1990 (Belonged to Richard Glover passed down to Gabriel Fortson)
39National Panhellenic Council Black T-Shirt (Greek Ferternity)
310Alpha Phi Alpha Gold T-Shirt (Fraternity Symbols)
311Black with Gold Pharaoh T-Shirt
312White button-down shirt (Gabriel Fortson)
41-2Black Pledge Jacket and Black "Hell Week" T-Shirt
126Alpha Phi Alpha T-Shirt With Fraternity's Crest
43Black Step Show Uniform, 1995
111-3Alpha Phi Alpha Jacket and Jerseys
114Alpha Phi Alpha Jacket
121-2Alpha Phi Alpha Tank Top and Jersey, 1970s-1990s
123Alpha Pajama Party T-Shirt, 1992
124Alpha Phi Alpha Alumni Weekend T-Shirt, 1992
125Alpha Phi Alpha Seven Jewels T-Shirt
127Alpha Phi Alpha "Is That a Gun..." T-Shirt
128Alpha Phi Alpha Pajama Party T-Shirt, 1999
129Alpha Phi Alpha jersey, undated
1210Alpha Phi Alpha 50th reunion jersey, 2019
131-5Alpha Phi Alpha Tank Top, T-Shirts, Jersey and Sweatpants
126Alpha Phi Alpha jersey (Eric), undated
2Kenneth Allgood tank top, 1985

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