Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Alpha Phi Omega:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1952-2009, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Alpha Phi Omega Records,
Dates: 1952-2009
Abstract: The Alpha Phi Omega collection, dated from 1952-2009, contains administrative records, meeting and event materials, newsletters, articles, and photographs.
Collection # U 15.2
Quantity: 1 Box (0.7 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Organized on the Texas Technological College campus as the Eagle Scout Club in the fall of 1938, the club officially became the Beta Sigma Chapter on April 30, 1939. A service organization, APO is a national service fraternity affliated with the Boys Scouts of America. The chapter was recognized in 1942 for having the nation's largest pledging class. Service projects have included placing benches across campus, helping conduct student elections and the Carol of Lights events, planning homecoming activities, sponsoring a Cub Scout den for handicapped students at Ballinger School, and establishing an endowment fund through the sale of football games. In 1976, the organization became co-ed and has been involved in community projects for the Lubbock State School, the Adopt-a-City project, Habitat for Humanity, and the South Plains Food Bank. It’s creed is "to provide service to all humanity".

Scope and Content

This one box collection consists of materials from various Alpha Phi Omega conventions, both national and regional, administrative files, correspondence, fundraising and event materials, and newsletters. It also contains 63 prints.


The collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Alpha Phi Omega.
Texas Tech University--Students.
Greek Letter Societies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alpha Phi Omega Records, 1952-2009, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Accession #(s): 2016-0147-B.

Gift, 2016


Processed by

Michaela de la Houssaye, 2017

Detailed Description of the Collection


box folder
1 1 Administrative Records and Correspondence, 1962, undated
2 Convention Materials: National and Regional (4 prints), 1962-1977
3 Game Program Fundraiser, 1962-1967
4 Newsletters, 1956-2009
5 Newspaper Articles, 1960-1977
6 Organization Events, 1959-2007
7 Photographs (3 prints), 1960
8 Photographs (3 prints), 1977
9 Photographs (3 prints), undated
10 Photographs: Events (16 prints), 1952
11 Photographs: Events (18 prints), 1962
12 Photographs: Events (20 prints), undated