Ken Smith Nu Alpha Phi Collection

Sean Stanley
Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
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Claremont, CA 91711
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ken Smith Nu Alpha Phi Collection
Dates: 1923-2010
Collection number: PC.0027
Extent: 8.3 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 3 record cartons, 3 flat storage boxes, 2 oversized flat storage boxes, 1 rectangular lidded box)
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, CA 91711.
Abstract: The collection contains Nu Alpha Phi memorabilia, such as photographs, scrapbooks, and banners; copies of the Oak Leaf newsletter; member correspondence; biographical files; fraternity histories and reminiscences; and planning documents regarding Nu Alpha Phi events, scholarships, and programs.
Physical Location: Please consult repository.
Language of Material: Languages represented in collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to the Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ken Smith Nu Alpha Phi Collection (PC-0027). Pomona College Archives, Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, California.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nu Alpha Phi Alumni Association, 2012; Gift of Nu Alpha Phi members, 2014; Transfer from Pomona College Alumni Relations, 2015.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are not anticipated.

Biography / Administrative History

Nu Alpha Phi was founded in 1921, becoming Pomona College's fourth fraternity, following Kappa Delta (1901), Sigma Tau (1912), and Phi Delta (1915). Organized by a small group of students, the idea of a fourth fraternity was met with approval by President James Blaisdell and faculty members George Sumner and Dr. Frank Brackett assisted in advisory capacities in the fraternity's founding process. Nu Alpha Phi's first official group meeting took place in Smiley Hall on March 21, 1921 and included ten members–two faculty and eight undergraduates. A second meeting was held the next day on March 22, 1921 to elect officers, appoint a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws, and to design a pin insignia. The initials Nu Alpha Phi were adopted as symbols relating to a Greek motto of friendship. The construction of a fraternity cabin in the Camp Baldy region was next explored, following the tradition of the other three Pomona College fraternities who had cabins in the area. While a suitable location was not found at Camp Baldy, Nu Alpha Phi members were able to acquire property in nearby San Dimas Canyon and cabin construction was completed in spring of 1922. Nu Alpha Phi's first female members were initiated in 1977, marking a transition to becoming a co-ed organization. In the early 2000s, Nu Alpha Phi opened its membership beyond Pomona College to any student within the Claremont Colleges Consortium. Nu Alpha Phi was disbanded in 2016.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ken Smith Nu Alpha Phi collection contains materials related to the Pomona College Greek-letter organization with a focus on its history, members, and events. Among the collection contents are histories of Nu Alpha Phi, biographical files of Nu Alpha Phi members from 1932 to 2009, and issues of the Oak Leaf newsletter from 1930 to 2003. The collection includes numerous planning papers focusing on Nu Alpha Phi-sponsored and Pomona College events such as Camperoo, Rush Week, and Alumni Day, as well as organizational documents like meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, and scholarship materials. A substantial portion of the collection also includes memorabilia and photographs related to Nu Alpha Phi, including scrapbooks, banners, fraternity paddles, and photographs of its members, the Nu Alpha Phi Cabin, and other events.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following five series:
  • Series 1: Memorabilia, 1931-2010 and undated
  • Series 2: Biographical files, 1932-2009 and undated
  • Series 3: Oak Leaf, 1930-2003
  • Series 4: Planning papers, 1923-2003 and undated
  • Series 5: Photographs, 1924-2002 and undated
Folders are arranged alphabetically by file name in Series 2 and chronologically by date range in Series 3.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

Subject Terms

Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Alumni and alumnae
College students
Greek letter societies

Genre and Form of Materials

Biography
Ephemera
Newsletters
Photograph albums
Photographs
Scrapbooks


 

Series 1:  Memorabilia 1931-2010 and undated

Box 1

David Bradley scrapbook 1978-1979

Box 2

Nu Alpha Phi photo album 2006-2010

Box 3

Photograph album pages undated

Box 4

Nu Alpha Phi banner undated

Box 4

Nu Alpha Phi banner undated

Box 4

Pomona College banner undated

Box 5

Scrapbook 1978-1979

Box 6

10th Annual Reunion button, Wint Smith 1931

Box 6

Nu Alpha Phi plaque undated

Box 6

Pomona College 50th Anniversary tile 1937

Box 6

Paddle, John Blanchard 1932

Box 6

Paddle, Agee Shelton 1932

Box 6

Paddle undated

 

Series 2:  Biographical files 1932-2009 and undated

Box 7, Folder 1

A

Box 7, Folder 2

Alman, John 1982, 1996

Box 7, Folder 3

Anderson, Edward 1996, 1997, 2000-2002, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Armistad, Dan 1996, 2000-2001

Box 7, Folder 5

Atkinson, Bill 1997, 2000-2001

Box 7, Folder 6

Austin, David 1976, 1980, 1985-1986

Box 7, Folder 7

B

Box 7, Folder 8

Barrett, St. John 1997-1998, 2004

Box 7, Folder 9

Bear, David 1996, 1999, 2001-2002

Box 7, Folder 10

Beatty, Shelton 1982, 1998

Box 7, Folder 11

Bell, David 1979-2000

Box 7, Folder 12

Benson, Robert 1997

Box 7, Folder 13

Blanchard, John 1944, undated

Box 7, Folder 14

Boileau, Burdotte 1996, 1997, 2002, undated

Box 7, Folder 15

Boone, Willie 1994, 1996-1997

Box 7, Folder 16

Bradford, Jack 1977, 1979, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003

Box 7, Folder 17

Bradley, David 1977-1978, 1982

Box 7, Folder 18

Broadbent, James 2000-2001

Box 7, Folder 19

Buckmaster, Doug 1968, 1991, 1996-1998, 2000-2001, 2003

Box 7, Folder 20

C

Box 7, Folder 21

Carpenter, Charles 1978, 1996, 1998-1999, 2004

Box 7, Folder 22

Casady, Robert 1996, 1998-1999, 2001

Box 7, Folder 23

Cheadle, Anne 1977-1978

Box 7, Folder 24

Chenault, Christopher 1998, 2001

Box 7, Folder 25

Clark, Jim 1994, 1997-1998, 2001, 2003-2004

Box 7, Folder 26

Clarke, Gordon 1996-2000

Box 7, Folder 27

Clearman, Lee 1997-1998

Box 7, Folder 28

Comesky, Lynn 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005

Box 7, Folder 29

Cox, Stewart 1996-1997

Box 7, Folder 30

Crittenden, Ed 1996, 1998, 2005

Box 7, Folder 31

Crowley, John 1998, undated

Box 7, Folder 32

D

Box 7, Folder 33

Davis, Dick 1997, 1999, 2001

Box 7, Folder 34

Dougher, Walt 1998-1999, 2002-2004

Box 7, Folder 35

Dozier, Robert 1975, 1980, 1987, 1990-1992, 1996-1999, 2001, 2003, undated

Box 7, Folder 36

Dudley, Paul 1961, 1978-1980, 1984

Box 7, Folder 37

Dwan, Jack 1997, undated

Box 7, Folder 38

E

Box 7, Folder 39

Emerson, Kenneth undated

Box 7, Folder 40

F

Box 7, Folder 41

Fish, Pete 1996

Box 7, Folder 42

Fisher, Eugene 2002

Box 7, Folder 43

Fisher, Galen 1996

Box 7, Folder 44

G

Box 7, Folder 45

Gist, Richard 1997, 2001, 2005

Box 7, Folder 46

Goodman, David 1996, 2000-2001, 2005

Box 7, Folder 47

H

Box 7, Folder 48

Hale, Chan 1967, 1977

Box 7, Folder 49

Hall, Christopher "Travis" 1980, 1996, undated

Box 7, Folder 50

Hamilton, Amy 2001, 2003

Box 7, Folder 51

Harlan, Lee 1965, 1974, 1977, 1990-1991, 1994, 1996-1998, undated

Box 7, Folder 52

Hart, Gurnee 2003, 2005

Box 7, Folder 53

Hastings, Al 1996-1997

Box 7, Folder 54

Hastings, Carol 1992

Box 7, Folder 55

Heneveld, Ward 1997, 2003

Box 7, Folder 56

Hermans, Colin 1999

Box 7, Folder 57

Higman, William 1996, undated

Box 7, Folder 58

Hill, Mason 1974, 1991-1992

Box 7, Folder 59

Holton, David 1997, 1999-2000, 2003

Box 7, Folder 60

Hood, Tom 1996-1997

Box 7, Folder 61

Hui, Clifford 1996, 1999

Box 7, Folder 62

Hunter, Cartwright "Spike" 1996-1998, 2003, 2005, undated

Box 7, Folder 63

I

Box 7, Folder 64

J

Box 7, Folder 65

Jaeger, Chester 1975, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1997, undated

Box 7, Folder 66

Johnson, Clive 1964, 1976, 1978, 1981

Box 7, Folder 67

K

Box 7, Folder 68

Kemp, Jack 1996, 1999, 2006, 2009

Box 7, Folder 69

Kittell, Warren 1998, 2001, 2003

Box 7, Folder 70

Kott, Jonathan 1977, 1979

Box 7, Folder 71

L

Box 7, Folder 72

Lee, Clarence 1998-1999

Box 7, Folder 73

Lee, Eumi 1992, undated

Box 7, Folder 74

Leighton, David 1991-1992, 1996, 2003

Box 7, Folder 75

Leighton, Wesley 1976, 1987, 1991-1992

Box 7, Folder 76

Loeb, Stephen 1977-1978, 1980, 1994, 1999, 2005

Box 7, Folder 77

Loyd, Janet 1978, 2003, undated

Box 7, Folder 78

M

Box 7, Folder 79

Maranto, Gina 1977, 1996-1997, 1999, 2001, undated

Box 7, Folder 80

Mazzarella, Anthony 1977, 1978, 2002-2003

Box 7, Folder 81

McWethy, John 1977, undated

Box 7, Folder 82

Miller, Lloyd 1976, 1988, 1991-1993, 1996, 1998

Box 7, Folder 83

Mills, John 1996

Box 7, Folder 84

Morris, Jackson undated

Box 7, Folder 85

Muchnic, Paul 2000-2001, 2003, 2005

Box 7, Folder 86

Mulcahy, Patrick 1969, 1987, 1990-1991, undated

Box 7, Folder 87

N

Box 7, Folder 88

Nagai, Paul 1996-1997

Box 7, Folder 89

Neutra, Raymond Richard 1996-1997

Box 7, Folder 90

Neville, Rhoda 1980

Box 7, Folder 91

Nigbor, Bob 1977, 1978, 1996, 2001

Box 7, Folder 92

Nimmons, Dick 1977-1978, 1996

Box 7, Folder 93

O

Box 7, Folder 94

Oglesby, Sam 2000

Box 7, Folder 95

Oakey, Jack 1996, 1998

Box 7, Folder 96

Olson, Martin 1998-1999, 2003

Box 7, Folder 97

P

Box 7, Folder 98

Paslay, Harry 2004

Box 7, Folder 99

Pearson, Mart 1978, 1980

Box 7, Folder 100

Pettit, Gordon 1997

Box 7, Folder 101

Piety, Robert 2001-2002, undated

Box 7, Folder 102

Platt, Bill 1996, 1998

Box 7, Folder 103

Popp, John 1978, 1996, 1998

Box 7, Folder 104

Prestwich, Bruce 1997, 2000

Box 7, Folder 105

Q

Box 7, Folder 106

R

Box 7, Folder 107

Reiner, Sydney 1998, 2000-2001, 2003, 2005

Box 7, Folder 108

Rembao, Alberto 1962-1963, 1969, 1976-1978, 1981, 1984, 1989, 1995

Box 7, Folder 109

S

Box 7, Folder 110

Seery, John 1997

Box 7, Folder 111

Shaffer, Robert 1994, 1996-1997, 2003

Box 7, Folder 112

Robert Shaw 1996, 1999, undated

Box 7, Folder 113

Shelton, Agee 1974, 1992, 1995, 1997, not dated

Box 7, Folder 114

Shelton, Charles 1944, 1976, 1996, 2001-2002

Box 7, Folder 115

Smith, Blackwell 1979, 1997-1999

Box 7, Folder 116

Smith, Don 1994, 1996-1997, 2000-2004

Box 7, Folder 117

Smith, Kenyon 1932, 1997-2004, undated

Box 7, Folder 118

Smith, Steven 1998, 2000-2001, 2003-2004

Box 7, Folder 119

Smith, Walton 1978, undated

Box 7, Folder 120

Soulanille, Roger 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005

Box 7, Folder 121

Spees, Keith 1997, 2001

Box 7, Folder 122

Stein, Theodore 1978

Box 7, Folder 123

Storrs, Les 1978, 1981

Box 7, Folder 124

Strong, Hyrum 1982

Box 7, Folder 125

Strong, Richard 1997, 2001-2002

Box 7, Folder 126

Swan, Howard 1978-1979, 1995

Box 7, Folder 127

T

Box 7, Folder 128

Tesitor, James 1996-1997, 2004

Box 7, Folder 129

Tilden, Robert 2003-2004

Box 7, Folder 130

Toombs, Denise 1979-1980

Box 7, Folder 131

Tweedie, Bill 1994, 1997-1998

Box 7, Folder 132

V

Box 7, Folder 133

Vogel, Chuck 1997

Box 7, Folder 134

W

Box 7, Folder 135

Warren, Tom 1982, 1986, 1992, 1997, 1999-2001, 2003

Box 7, Folder 136

Wheat, Frank 1997, 1999-2000, not dated

Box 7, Folder 137

Wittenberg, Carl 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005

Box 7, Folder 138

Y

Box 7, Folder 139

Yoast, Loren 2002-2003

Box 7, Folder 140

Z

Box 7, Folder 141

Zabriskie, Walter 1974-1975, 1978-1979, 1991-1992, 1996-1998, 2004, undated

Box 7, Folder 142

Zetterberg, Steve 1977, 1979, 1997-1998, 2000-2001

Box 7, Folder 143

Zimmerman, Emery 2001-2003

 

Series 3:  Oak Leaf 1930-2003

Box 8, Folder 1

1930-1934

Box 8, Folder 2

1935-1937

Box 8, Folder 3

1938-1942

Box 8, Folder 4

1943-1945

Box 8, Folder 5

1946-1947

Box 8, Folder 6

1948-1949

Box 8, Folder 7

1950-1951

Box 8, Folder 8

1953-1959

Box 8, Folder 9

1960-1965

Box 8, Folder 10

1966-1973

Box 8, Folder 11

1974

Box 8, Folder 12

1975

Box 8, Folder 13

1976

Box 8, Folder 14

1977

Box 8, Folder 15

1978-1979

Box 8, Folder 16

1980-1982

Box 8, Folder 17

1983-1986

Box 9, Folder 1

1987-1989

Box 9, Folder 2

1990-1991

Box 9, Folder 3

1992-1993

Box 9, Folder 4

1994-1997

Box 9, Folder 5

1998-2000

Box 9, Folder 6

2001-2003

 

Series 4:  Planning papers 1923-2003 and undated

Box 10, Folder 1

Articles of incorporation 1926

Box 10, Folder 2

Fraternity reincorporation 2000-2001

Box 10, Folder 3

Meeting minutes 1934, 1938-1939

Box 10, Folder 4

Meeting minutes 1940-1941

Box 10, Folder 6

Meeting minutes 1948-1949

Box 10, Folder 7

Meeting minutes 1950-1951

Box 10, Folder 8

Meeting minutes 1966-1971

Box 10, Folder 9

Meeting minutes 1990, 1992, 1996-2003

Box 10, Folder 10

Meeting minutes undated

Box 10, Folder 11

Miscellaneous ephemera 1926, 1935, undated

Box 10, Folder 12

"The Torch" 1923-1924

Box 10, Folder 13

Member directories 1935, 1944, undated

Box 10, Folder 14

Member directories 1992, undated

Box 10, Folder 15

Cabin 1946, 1963-1967, 1997, 2002, undated

Box 10, Folder 16

Cabin 1973, 1979-1981, 1986

Box 10, Folder 17

Cabin manager 1979

Box 10, Folder 18

Cabin work party 1981-1982

Box 10, Folder 19

Scholarship 1944, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1992-1993, 1995-1997

Box 10, Folder 20

Alumni Council 1949-1954, 1956-1960

Box 10, Folder 21

Camperoo 1949-1966, 1970-1971, 1976, 1980, 1991, 1996, undated

Box 10, Folder 22

Camperoo 1971, undated

Box 10, Folder 23

Camperoo on the Danube 1987-1989

Box 10, Folder 24

Camperoo transparencies undated

Box 10, Folder 25

Pomona College Alumni Association Manual for local clubs circa 1950, 1958

Box 10, Folder 27

Interfraternity Council 1963, 1965-1967, 1970-1974

Box 10, Folder 28

Regulations for student social events 1964

Box 10, Folder 29

Rush 1968-1971, 1989

Box 10, Folder 30

Rush party invitations undated

Box 10, Folder 31

Nu Alpha Phi hymn 1974-1975, undated

Box 10, Folder 32

Verse 1974-1975, undated

Box 10, Folder 33

College songs undated

Box 10, Folder 34

Oak Leaf originals 1974-1976

Box 10, Folder 35

Oak Leaf secondary art by Chris Hall undated

Box 10, Folder 36

Oak Leaf mailing list 1991-1993, 1995-1997

Box 10, Folder 37

Oak Leaf letterhead undated

Box 10, Folder 38

Honor Roll 1976, 1978, 1980, 1996, 1997

Box 10, Folder 39

Recollections of the Class of 1926 1976

Box 10, Folder 40

A Reminiscent Chronicle 1976

Box 10, Folder 41

Nu Alpha Phi: A Chronicle of its founding and history undated

Box 10, Folder 42

Hanging the College sailboat in Frary Hall 1979, undated

Box 10, Folder 43

History of Nu Alpha Phi 1977

Box 10, Folder 44

Admittance of women 1977, 1980

Box 10, Folder 45

Admittance of women, letters 1977-1980, 1996

Box 10, Folder 46

Admittance of women, Gina Maranto undated

Box 10, Folder 47

Alumni Day 1979

Box 10, Folder 48

Dues notices 1979, 1989, undated

Box 10, Folder 49

Initiation rites undated

Box 10, Folder 50

Narration for the Camel Walk undated

Box 10, Folder 51

Wash 1980

Box 10, Folder 52

North Pitzer Wildlife Society 1980, undated

Box 10, Folder 53

The Wash flyers 1988, 1992, undated

Box 10, Folder 55

Honorary Washmeister certificates 1993

Box 10, Folder 56

Wash Program 1996

Box 10, Folder 57

Constitution of Judicial Procedures 1982

Box 10, Folder 58

Alumni events 1984, 1990, 1992, 1997-1998, 2000-2003, undated

Box 10, Folder 59

Athletic Hall of Fame 1984, 1996

Box 10, Folder 60

Wine tasting 1992

Box 10, Folder 61

Steering Committee meeting 1993

Box 10, Folder 62

Ad Hoc Committee 1993

Box 10, Folder 63

Distinguished Service list 1996

Box 10, Folder 64

75th Anniversary 1996

Box 10, Folder 65

Job descriptions undated

Box 10, Folder 66

Transparencies undated

 

Series 5:  Photographs 1924-2002 and undated

Box 11, Folder 1

Members: Cabin, Beach, Athletics, Headshots 1924, 1927-1928, 1930, undated

Box 11, Folder 2

Active Member Group Portraits 1924, 1926, 1931, 1934, undated

Box 11, Folder 3

Cabin and members circa 1927

Box 11, Folder 4

Negatives: Pomona College, Cabin, and Members 1927-1931, 1944, undated

Box 11, Folder 5

Cabin 1928, undated

Box 11, Folder 6

Frary Dinner Dance, Athletics, Cabin and Members, Frat Day 1929, 1931-1932

Box 11, Folder 7

Frat Day circa 1930

Box 11, Folder 8

Movie filmed at Cabin, Intramural Volleyball Team 1934

Box 11, Folder 9

High Sierras Pack Trip 1935

Box 11, Folder 10

Cabin 1935-1936

Box 11, Folder 11

Camperoo 1949-1950, 1955, 1957-1958

Box 11, Folder 12

Member Event undated

Box 12, Folder 1

50th Anniversary 1971

Box 12, Folder 2

Camperoo 1976

Box 12, Folder 3

Members (personal) 1977-1979, 1992, 1997-1998, 2002

Box 12, Folder 4

Cabin, Track and Field, Old Greek Theatre circa 1979

Box 12, Folder 5

Cabin and Members undated

Box 12, Folder 6

Old Greek Theatre undated

Box 12, Folder 7

Members: Photographs and Correspondence 1982

Box 12, Folder 8

Cabin and Members circa 1989

Box 12, Folder 9

Initiation at the Coop and the Wash 1989

Box 12, Folder 10

Members, Athletics undated

Box 12, Folder 11

Slides from Robert Dozier's photo album, Cabin Construction 1991

Box 12, Folder 12

Members, Member Letters 1993-1994

Box 12, Folder 13

Initiation 1995-1996

Box 12, Folder 14

Alumni Weekend 1996-1997

Box 13, Folder 1

Cabin, Cabin damage, correspondence 1997

Box 13, Folder 2

Leonard "Agee" Shelton Park Dedication 1997

Box 13, Folder 3

Pomona College Alumni Weekend 1998-1999

Box 13, Folder 4

Cabin, Post-Fire circa 2002

Box 13, Folder 5

Cabin, Post-Fire circa 2002

Box 13, Folder 6

Sontag Greek Theatre undated