Collection Number: 40269

Collection Title: Alpha Mu Chapter (University of North Carolina) of Kappa Sigma Fraternity Charter, 1893

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Abstract Kappa Sigma Fraternity originated at the University of Bologna in Italy in 1400. The first chapter in the United States was founded at the University of Virginia in 1869. The Alpha Mu Chapter was established at the University of North Carolina in 1893. Its founding members were George Roscoe Little, Gerard Samuel Wittson, James Spenser Lewis, Thomas Pleasant Braswell, Jr., and Thomas Menan Hooker. The fraternity stressed fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service. Collection consists of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity original charter, dated 27 May 27 1893.
Creator Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Alpha Mu Chapter (University of North Carolina).
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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[Identification of item], in the Alpha Mu Chapter (University of North Carolina) of Kappa Sigma Fraternity Charter #40269, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Kappa Sigma Fraternity originated at the University of Bologna in Italy in 1400. The first chapter in the United States was founded at the University of Virginia in 1869. The Alpha Mu Chapter was established at the University of North Carolina in 1893. Its founding members were George Roscoe Little, Gerard Samuel Wittson, James Spenser Lewis, Thomas Pleasant Braswell, Jr., and Thomas Menan Hooker. The fraternity stressed fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service.

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Collection consists of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of North Carolina original charter, dated 27 May 1893.

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, June 2005; updated by Gergana Abernathy, November 2016.

Encoded by: Susan Ballinger, June 2005

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