Lambda Chi Alpha Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Lambda Chi Alpha records
1922-2005, 2010
0.8 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

Lambda Chi Alpha was founded at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) as the Forensic Literary Society on October 19, 1907. On October 9, 1922, the national chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha accepted the Forensic Literary Society as the Gamma Omicron Zeta Chapter. In 1939, Lambda Chi Alpha merged with Theta Kappa Nu fraternity.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of photographs, a scrapbook, a film and DVD copy of the Junior 500 pushcart race. The photographs are of the members of the fraternity and are mostly composites of head shots. There is also one photograph of a water carnival float. The scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia of events of the fraternity. The film contains footage of the 1968 Junior 500 pushcart race. It is in color but has no sound. Also included in the collection are a manual, membership directories, minutes, by-laws, a constitution, and correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections  September 2007

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University, except "The Paedagogus". Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • By-laws
  • Constitutions
  • Handbooks and manuals
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Nonfiction films
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Claya, John


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • College students -- Societies and clubs
  • Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Bylaws 1988 

2303H 1

Constitution 2000 

2303H 2

Correspondence 1986-1988, 2005, undated 

2303H 3

Events and activities 1993, 2005, undated 

2303H 4

Historical Materials (copies) 1922-1972, n.d. 

2303H 5
Box Folder

Cd of historical materials and serials Gamma Omicronical, Gamma Omicron, Gamicron, Gamma Omicronicle) 

2303H 6

Home Improvements 1987-1988 

2303H 7

Housing Update November 11, 2010 

2303H 12

Manual - The Paedagogus undated 

2303H 8

Membership Directory 1986 

2303H 9

Minutes 1993-2005, undated 

2303H 10

Photographs 1942-2005 


Scrapbook 1922-1947 

Box Folder

Film and DVD copy- Junior 500, 1968 (please use DVD copy) 

2303H 11