John Mowatt Alpha Phi Omega charter and artifacts
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of an Alpha Phi Omega Charter, Epsilon Sigma Chapter, from 1948. The collection also includes an Alpha Phi Omega chapter services report, the Torch and Trefoil fraternity newsletter, Torch and Trefoil Official Report, and a pamphlet from the inauguration of Clifford Furnas as Chancellor of the University of Buffalo.
- Mowatt, John Southwick, (Person)
Terms of Access and Use
The John Mowatt Alpha Phi Omega charter and artifacts, 1948-1955, is open to researchers.
Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
John Southwick Mowatt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo, (formerly University of Buffalo), in 1953. He also served as at the president if the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity in the same year. Mr. Mowatt donated an Alpha Phi Omega Charter and other fraternity artifacts to the University Archives in 2019.
The original purpose of Alpha Phi Omega was to assemble college students within a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and the Law of the Boy Scouts, setting high standards for all members to follow.
Today, Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-educational service fraternity – college students gathered together in an organization based on fraternalism and founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America. Its purpose is to develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service to humanity. More than 470,000 students on 375 college campuses have chosen Alpha Phi Omega, making it the nation’s largest Greek letter fraternity.
Information for this Historical Note is from the Alpha Phi Omega website https://apo.org/about-us/ Accessed November 2019.
.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
Collection consists of an Alpha Phi Omega charter and other fraternity artifacts.
Arranged by subject.
The John Mowatt Alpha Phi Omega charter and artifacts, 1948-1955, was gifted to University Archives by John Mowatt and his daughters, Sue Mowatt and Linda Hees, in September 2019 as accession #19-025.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected.
Processed by Jessica Hollister, October, 2019; finding aid encoded by Jessica Hollister, October, 2019.
- Alpha Phi Omega
- Greek letter societies -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Subject Source: Local sources
- New York (State) -- Student activities -- Buffalo Subject Source: Local sources
- Finding Aid for the John Mowatt Alpha Phi Omega charter and artifacts
- Finding aid prepared by Jessica Hollister
- 31 October 2019
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