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.
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