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Delta Sigma Pi. Alpha Kappa Chapter records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 27-4-587

Scope and Contents

Includes records such as correspondence, meeting minutes, attendance registers, publications, memorabilia, and clippings, as well as photographic material, photograph albums, and scrapbooks for the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Records of note include the application for national affiliation, 1924 (Box 2.4), and the certificate of incorporation, 1954 (Box 2.7).


  • 1924-2015


Pursuant to the University Archives Restricted Records Policy, access to Box 3 (folders 1-9) and Carton 5 (folders 1-10) is RESTRICTED until 75 years from the date of creation. For more information, contact University Archives at

Terms of Access

Delta Sigma Pi. Alpha Kappa Chapter records, 1924-2015, are open for research.


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.

Historical Note

Delta Sigma Pi is a national, professional business fraternity, with undergraduate chapters in colleges and universities offering degree programs in business administration. Enrolled students in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo are elected to membership in Delta Sigma Pi by secret ballot of the Alpha Kappa Chapter members. Alpha Kappa Chapter’s origins date back to 1923 and the Delta Gamma Nu fraternity at University at Buffalo, (formerly the University of Buffalo). Delta Gamma Nu first consisted of students from the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1924, the Department of Commerce and Business Administration, (later the School of Business Administration, and then the School of Management), was established, and Delta Gamma Nu membership was limited to students in that program. Delta Gamma Nu sought professional affiliation with Delta Sigma Pi and was granted recognition in 1925. At that time, Delta Gamma Nu became the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. The chapter was inactive from the later 1930s until it's reactivation in 1948. Starting in 1975, women were admitted to Delta Sigma Pi membership.


22.16 Linear Feet (9 record cartons, 6 manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript box, 2 oversize-manuscript boxes, 3 oversize-flat boxes, 3 small flat boxes, and 1 map-case folder)

Language of Materials



Records, memorabilia, and photographic material detailing fraternity activities.


Collection is organized by document type. When possible the original order of the material was maintained. Additional arrangement was applied, when necessary, to provide better access.

Acquisition Information

The Delta Sigma Pi. Alpha Kappa Chapter records were transferred to University Archives over multiple accessions. The first accession was transferred to the University Archives by Gail P. Baumer (chapter Historian), and received by Shonnie Finnegan in 1982. Other accessions are as follows: April 7, 1988 via Maria Kendzierski and Mike Moore; December 20, 1988 via Diane Ineron; May 30, 1989; December 18, 1991; October 8, 2001; March 12, 2002 via Lillian Lee (chapter Historian); Spring 2009.

Accruals and Additions

Additional accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Collection partially processed by Kathleen DeLaney and graduate assistant Midge Coates, with the assistance of Delta Sigma Pi Historian Mika Taizhanova, 2000-2002. Collection rehoused by Jessica Hollister, July 2022. Finding aid encoded by Jessica Hollister, July 2022.


Finding Aid for the Delta Sigma Pi. Alpha Kappa Chapter records
Finding aid prepared by Jessica Hollister
06 July 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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