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Omicron Delta Kappa records

 Collection 0235-UA
Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, was founded at the University of Maryland on February 2, 1927. The society values five areas of leadership -- scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; journalism, speech, and mass media; and creative and performing arts. The records of ODK include membership rosters, correspondence, minutes, bylaws, financial informations, newsletters, programs, and newspaper clippings, as well as information about the initiatiate selection process, ODK annual awards, conferences, and special events. The records also document the 1997 construction and dedication of the ODK fountain on McKeldin Mall. Materials related to the fountain consist of photographs, correspondence, architectural drawings, and a banner signed by the dedication attendees.

Inventories have been prepared for portions of this collection, and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1927-2003
  • Majority of material found within 1974-2000

Use and Access to Collection

This collection contains audiovisual materials. Items that cannot be used in the Special Collections reading room or are too fragile for researchers require that a digital copy be made prior to use. If you would like to access these materials, please contact us prior to your visit, so we may determine the proper steps to be taken.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


23.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the Omicron Delta Kappa records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742