|THE ARCHIVES - THE HISTORY OF PHI GAMMA DELTA
The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta's official Archives provides resources to those wishing to learn more about our past.
For additional information about this site, Fraternity history, genealogy, or research, contact our Curator of Archives directly. Alternatively, contact our Headquarters.
Masthead images from chapter houses at Kansas (stained glass); Richmond (brass), Indiana (stonework), Washington and Jefferson (brass from Founders' gate, concrete from former house), and University of the South (terracotta).
Phi Gamma Delta was founded on May 1, 1848, at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The founders of the Fraternity, known as the Immortal Six, were John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliott, Ellis Bailey Gregg, Daniel Webster Crofts, and Naaman Fletcher.
Special Exhibits: Misconceptions; California; historic badges, relics, portraits, and artwork; a lost Civil War badge; the crafting of badges; Chapter Houses circa 1927
- From the Curator of the Archives: Our blog.
- Today in Phi Gam History
- History Articles: General history, plus select topical and chapter histories .
- Monuments and Historic Sites: Founding site, conventions, headquarters, clubhouses and more by theme and location.
- Traditions: Songs, Insignia, Sires and Sons, Pig Dinner, An Exile's Toast
- Historic Lists: Famous Fijis, Brothers in War, Fraternity Awards, Conventions, Prominent Award Winners, Fraternity Officers, University Presidents, and more.
- Museum and Library at the International Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. Take the Virtual Tour
Save Your Historic Records - For every chapter secretary, historian, purple legionnaire and house corporation. (Link courtesy the Alpha Tau Omega Archives at the University of Illinois.)
Buy The History of Phi Gamma Delta by William Parrish (Westminster Faculty).