The Alpha Pi Boulé Records document the history and activities of Alpha Pi Boulé, chapter 39 of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Filed alphabetically in
a single series, it documents the chapter's foundation, its social action programs, partnerships with community schools, as
well as Alpha Pi Boulé's relationships with other community organizations including the San Diego DX International Association
/ DX San Diego Club and the San Diego Amateur Radio Club. Included are meeting minutes (1985-2001), Executive Committee meeting
minutes (1992-2000), bylaws, constitutions, financial records, membership reports, correspondence, and a few artifacts. The
collection also contains photos from some of the Alpha Pi Boulé's meetings and events in the 1990s, and photos from the San
Diego Metropolitan Radio Club. A video tape from one of the Pacific Coast Regional Conventions (1999) is also included in
Alpha Pi Boulé, the local chapter of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, was chartered on May 8,1965, in San Diego, California after
Jack Kimbrough, DDS, contacted members of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity in Los Angeles to investigate establishing a branch
of the organization in San Diego. Established in 1904, the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity is the country's oldest fraternity for
Black college graduates and professionals. Its goal is to pursue intellectual development, citizenship, law, and culture.
The fraternity as a whole is referred to as the Grand Boulé. Alpha Pi Boulé's original members and first Charter Officers
were Sire Archon (President) J. Kimbrough, Grammateus (Secretary) John Johnson, Thesaristis (Treasurer) George Walker Smith,
Leading Archon - Agogos Edward Maddox, and Lecturing Archon – Rhetoricus Harold Howland. Other early members were Edward Singleton,
Henry Lennette, Earl Gilliam, and Donald Carey.
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