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Alpha Delta Phi. (Dartmouth College)



Alpha Delta Phi (ΑΔΦ), commonly known as Alpha Delt, ADPhi, A-Delt, or ADP, is a North American Greek-letter social college fraternity. Alpha Delta Phi was originally founded as a literary society by Samuel Eells in 1832 at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Its more than 50,000 alumni include former presidents and senators of the United States, and justices of the Supreme Court.

The mission of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity is to provide a comprehensive and positive personal growth experience for all undergraduate and alumni brothers: social, ethical, leadership, scholastic, community service, and literary.

Alpha Delta Phi's Dartmouth College chapter was the inspiration for National Lampoon's Animal House. The movie was co-written by Chris Miller and Doug Kenney. The chapter was affiliated with Alpha Delta Phi from 1846 until 1969, when it broke away from the national organization and formed an independent one, Alpha Delta.

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Alpha Delta Phi, (Dartmouth College) records

Identifier: DO-3
Date(s): 1846 to 1983
Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, initiation forms, meeting minutes, record books, publications, and constitutions, documenting Alpha Theta Phi fraternity and its predecessor at Dartmouth College, Gamma Sigma.

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