Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Zeta Pi Chapter (UGA)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Zeta Pi Chapter (UGA)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Title: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Zeta Pi Chapter (UGA)
Dates: 1969-2019
Quantity: 17.25 Linear feet (16 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Coll. Number: UA0087

Biographical/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 Note

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.


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

Index Terms

Africian American college students.
Fraternal organizations--Georgia.
Plaques (flat objects)
University of Georgia.
University of Georgia. Alumni and alumnae.

General Notes

RG 6

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Papers

1188th Anniversary Convention, 1994 June 23 ( Pre-registration and recipt )
2Alpha Phi Alpha 25th Anniversary Photograph, 1994
3Alpha Phi Alpha- Zeta Pi Chapter- University of Georgia: 25th Anniversary Notepad, 1969-1994
4Alpha Week: Countdown to Apocalypse, 1996 February 12-17 ( (Program) )
5Alpha Week: Eight Days of Ice Cold Creation, 1995 February 12-19 ( (Program) )
6Alpha Week: The Gold Experience, 1997 February 8-15 ( (Program) )
101Alpha Week program, 1980
2Alpha Week program (and other related information), 1982-1985
3Alpha Week: Roots of Creation, 1992
4Alpha Week: 30 years of Excellence, 1999
5Alpha Week expenditures, 1984
6Alpha Week ads, 1983-1984
7-8Alpha Week-Letters to Alumni, 1984
17Alumni Weekend Contribution Card, 1994 ( Hamilton Holmes )
8Alumni Weekend Folder, 1999 April 23-25
9Anniversary Convention Delegate Badges, 1994; 1995 ( 88th and 89th Convention )
10Athens 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
13Fraternity Report, Winter 1995
14Georgia District Association 40th Conference, 1996 ( (Program) )
15Georgia District Convention: State Official and Chapter Host Badge ( Pin and Ribbon )
16Informational Seminar, 1996 ( Letter of Permission from Regional Vice President )
17Jesse Jackson ( Photograph )
18Letter from Alpha Phi Alpha Corporate Headquarters, 1996 February 7
19Letter from Bro. Richard L. Morgan, 1997 ( Concerning "Photograph of the Pearls" )
20Letter from Ken Allengood Stepshow: "The Big Stomp Down", 1996
21Letter from Maitresse C. Martin, 1989
22Mel Lattany, 2013 March 14 ( DVD )
23Member 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
13Black and Gold Ball, 1988
14Black and Gold Ball: Faces of Egypt, 1990
15Miss Black University of Georgia Pageant, 1984
16Miss Black University of Georgia Pageant, 1995
125Notecard from Mu Gamma Chapter, 1996
26Party Flyer, "Alpha Phi Alpha- Come Party with the Notorius B.I.G.", 1995
27Photographs ( (Unidentified) )
1054Omari Lateef photograph
55Reunion Photograph-30th Anniversary, 1999
128Ray Harrison- "Bulldog Basketball", 1997 ( Magazine Article )
29Richard Morgan, R. PH. CV
30Southern Regional; Georgia District Conference, and Southern Region Delgate Badges, 1995; 1996 ( Pins and Ribbons )
31Stepping into the Next Millenium Stepshow, 1999 February 20
32Student Affairs Brochure: Minority Services and Programs
33The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1997 November 2 ( Article on Robert Edwards )
34The Brotherhood News, 1996
35The 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)
18Alpha 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
20African American Biographies
21Alpha Phi Alpha Membership Brochure
22Initiate Information, 1970s-1980s
23The Sphinxman Handbook (Points on Parliamentary Procedure)
24The Sphinx Club (Alpha Phi Alpha) Application for Membership, 1984
137The Sphinx- Volume 78, Number 1, Spring 1993
38The Sphinx- Volume 80, Number 1, Winter 1995
39The Sphinx- Volume 80, Number 2, Summer 1995
40The Sphinx- Volume 80, Number 3, Fall 1995
41The Sphinx- Volume 81, Number 1, Spring 1996
42The Sphinx- Volume 81, Number 2, Summer 1996
43The Sphinx- Volume 81, Number 3, Fall 1996
44University of Georgia Commencement; Baccalaureate & Professional, 1997 ( (Programs-2) )
45USA Sports, 1999 June 2 ( Article on Robert Edwards )
1025Zeta Pi Chapter-Treasury, 1970s-1980s
26Zeta Pi Chapter-Financial Documents, 1983-1987
146Zeta Pi Chapter 25th Anniversary Reunion Banquet, 1994 ( (Program) )
47Zeta Pi Chapter, Documents given by Richard Morgan
48Zeta Pi Chapter, The University of Georgia, Alumni Reunion, 1996 April 26-28 ( (Programs-2) )
49Zeta Pi Chapter, The University of Georgia, Alumni Weekend, 1994 April 15-17 ( (Program) )
50Zeta Pi Chapter Invitation Certificate, 1969
5150th anniversary logo, 2019
52James L. Holston letter and photograph and Iota Chapter charter members photograph, 1965, undated
53Sphinx Article, 1969
54Photocopy- David H. Nunnally and Ilene Nunnally, undated
55Alpha Phi Alpha establishment at UGA, 1969
56Zeta Phi Chapter Pearls, 1969
57Photocopy- Walter Ware, Jr. and William Robie III, undated
58Photocopy- Michael Stover and Richard and Rita Morgan, undated
59Photocopy- Alphas at fraternity house and Michael Smith and Leo Hill, 1975
60Photocopy- The Tenacious Twelve probate and Hell Week, 1976
61Sphinxman pledge class and spring pledge class photgraphs, 1987-1990
62Photocopy- Omari Hardwick and Kirby Smart, circa 1995
63Photocopy- Pearls Meeting photograph and Gabriel Fortson meeting with Pearls photograph, undated
64Photocopy- Spirit of '69 production and Gabriel Fortson and Dr. John H. Carter photographs, undated
65Photocopy- Aplha Phi Alpha legacy, undated
66Photocopy- Gabriel with Andrew Young and Walter Ware, Jr. photographs, undated
1027Zeta Pi Chapter Service Projects, 1984-1985
28Zeta Pi Chapter Service Committee Proposals, 1980s
29Zeta Pi Chapter Pajama Party correspondence, 1999
30Zeta Pi President's Chapter Report, 1986-1987
31Zeta Pi Chapter Social Outlets, 1998
32Zeta Pi Chapter Letters of Intent, 1976
33Zeta Pi Chapter Events-Flyers, Newclippings and Brochures, 1980s-2003
51"First Black Fraternity Exhibit Displayed" ( Poster (Oversized) )
2"The Georgia Bulldog"; Ray Harrison on cover, 1997 January ( Magazine (Oversized) )
81Alumni Weekend, Archive Dedication, 2014 April
2Larry Leroy Golden- Certificate of Appreciation
3Larry Leroy Golden- Family
4Larry Leroy Golden- Letters of Sympathy
5Larry Leroy Golden- Memorial Scholarship Fund
6Larry Leroy Golden- "Memorial Service"
8Larry Leroy Golden- Photographs
9Larry Leroy Golden- Poems and Essays
10Larry Leroy Golden- Sanannah High School 1974 Yearbook
1050Larry Leroy Golden-Funeral Service Program, 1978
51Larry Leroy Golden-Declaration of Trust for Memorial Fund, 1979
52Larry Leroy Golden Memorial Scholarship Applications, 1983-1984
53Larry Leroy Golden Scholarship logo original drawing by Douglas Grimmett, 1978
811Russell Williams- Photograph
12"The History of Alpha Phi Alpha: A Development in College Life" By Charles H. Wesley
1034Alpha Phi Alpha District Director's Award "Outstanding Project of the Year", 1998
35Darrell R. Hayes Brother of the Year, 1984
36Trenton Williams-B.B.A., 2001
37College Brothers of the Year, 1980s
38Constitution (Chapter, Southern Region, etc.), 1983-1984
39Alpha Phi Alpha Directory and Chapter Report, 2006
40Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity-Constitutional Convention, 2004
41Alpha Phi Alpha Statement of Public Policy, 1982
42Relevance of fraternies: An Alpha Perspective Program, 1994
43Alpha Phi Alpha Educational Proposal, 1987
44Correspondence, 1980s
45Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity forms, 1981-1982
46Alpha Phi Alpha Georgia District Convention Reports, 2010
47Alpha Phi Alpha Other Chapters' Annual Reports, 1970s-1980s
48Fraternity Scholarship Rankings, 1984
49"Hamilton Earl Holmes: The Legacy Continues" Program, 2003
56Marketing reports and budget, 2019
57Gabe Fortson-50th Anniversary Reunion Gala badge, 2019
5850th Anniversary Reunion Gala program, 2019
5950th Anniversary Reunion Gala program and menu, 2019
6050th Anniversary Reunion Gala-reunion directory, 2019
6150th Anniversary Reunion Gala-weekend itinerary, 2019
6250th Anniversary Reunion Gala-booklet, 2019
141Newsclipping, 2003
2Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant ticket, 2015
3Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant "A night at the Golden Bayou" program, 2016
4Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant Lookbook, 2017
5University of Georgia Pajama Jam flyer, 2016
625th Anniversity Reunion Banquet program, 1994 April 16
7Future Alpha Men Unlimited presents: The FAMU Review and Men of FAMU, undated
8Sphinxmen of the Noble Alpha Phi Alpha, undated
9Alpha Phi Alpha Zeta Pi Chapter-Alumni Weekend, 1994 April 15-17
OS BoxFolder
11Newsclippings (Red and Black), 2003
2Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity-Zeta Pi Chapter-photographs, 1998-2016
3Chapter roster and officers, 2000-2001
OS Folder
1Zeta Pi Chapter Members-Photographs, 1998-2001
OS Folder
2Zeta Pi Chapter Members-Photographs, 2001-2003

2. Plaques and Artifacts

21Black Greek Council, 1992 June 7
2Charter Line Zeta Pi, 1969
3Co-Brother of The Year Award, 1996 June 9
4"Doody", Richard Morgan
5Gavel Award, 1996 June 9
6Host Chapters, 40th Georgia District Convention, 1996 January 19-21
7Larry Leroy Golden- In Memory of Our Class President
8Presented to Richard Morgan, in appreciation, 1999
9Second Place: The Milton Hill Oratorial Contest Award, 1995 December 4
151Alpha Phi Alpha line shield (ORGANIC), 1979
2Alpha Phi Alpha "Espectum Taurum #1" line shield owned by Leo Hill (ORGANIC), circa 1975
3Wooden pharaoh "Sphinxman" medallion, hand painted, owned by Leo Hill (ORGANIC), circa 1975
4Wooden 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 )
2Alpha Phi Alpha Gold T-Shirt, 1969 ( Belonged to Alonzo Wilson a founding member )
3Black "Probate" Show Robe ( (Worn after initiation and taken off to reveal self to student body) )
4Black Homecoming T-Shirt, 2013 ( Belonged to Gabriel Fortson )
5Volleyball Tournament White T-Shirt, 1995 ( 2nd Tournament at O House )
6Alpha Phi Alpha Black Tank Top ( Belonged to Gabriel Fortson )
7Alpha Phi Alpha Black, long-sleeve Jersey, 1994 ( Belonged to Gabriel Fortson )
8Alpha Phi Alpha Gold Tank Top, 1990 ( Belonged to Richard Glover passed down to Gabriel Fortson )
9National Panhellenic Council Black T-Shirt ( Greek Ferternity )
10Alpha Phi Alpha Gold T-Shirt ( Fraternity Symbols )
11Black with Gold Pharaoh T-Shirt
12White 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
4Alpha Phi Alpha Jacket
121-2Alpha Phi Alpha Tank Top and Jersey, 1970s-1990s
3Alpha Pajama Party T-Shirt, 1992
4Alpha Phi Alpha Alumni Weekend T-Shirt, 1992
5Alpha Phi Alpha Seven Jewels T-Shirt
7Alpha Phi Alpha "Is That a Gun..." T-Shirt
8Alpha Phi Alpha Pajama Party T-Shirt, 1999
9Alpha Phi Alpha jersey, undated
10Alpha Phi Alpha 50th reunion jersey, 2019
131-5Alpha Phi Alpha Tank Top, T-Shirts, Jersey and Sweatpants
126Alpha Phi Alpha jersey (Eric), undated