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Finding Aid for the ODK (Omicron Delta Kappa) Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Omicron Delta Kappa
ODK (Omicron Delta Kappa) Collection
2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
The collection contains correspondence, posters, and other items related the Omicron Delta Kappa at the University of Mississippi, 1952-1964.

Preferred Citation

ODK (Omicron Delta Kappa) Collection (MUM00598), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness. OΔK® was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members. (Source:

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Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, posters, and other items related the Omicron Delta Kappa at the University of Mississippi, 1952-1964.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries April 2013

Access Restrictions

The ODK (Omicron Delta Kappa) Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, April 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more collections related to organizations at the University of Mississippi, see the Archives' University of Mississippi subject guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • University of Mississippi -- History


  • correspondence
  • posters

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Collection Inventory

 1.1 Correspondence, 1954 

 1.2 1956-1957 Program 

 1.3 Typed letter from Russell Barrett To Potential Forum Speakers, 14 May 1964 

 1.4 1944-1945 Forum 

 1.5 Correspondence, 1953 

 1.6 Clearance Forms 

 1.7 Correspondence, 1956 

 1.8 Correspondence, 1955 

 1.9 Correspondence, 1952 

 1.10 Correspondence, 1956 

 1.11 Correspondence, 1957 

 1.12 Correspondence, 1958 

 1.13 Correspondence, 1958 

 1.14 Correspondence, 1959 

 1.15 Correspondence, 1959 

 2.1 Correspondence, 1960 

 2.2 Correspondence, 1961 

 2.3 Correspondence, 1962 

 2.4 Correspondence, 1962 

 2.5 Correspondence, 1963 

 2.6 Correspondence, 1964 

 2.7 Clippings 

ODK Forum Posters 

 3.1 ODK Forum 1960-1961 

 3.2 “Britain in the Common Market-Impact on America” 

 3.3 “Can We Live With Russia?” 

 3.4 “Atomic Energy & the Future” 

 3.5 “As France Goes” 

 3.6 “Asia: Struggle for Supremacy” 

 3.7 “Missiles & the Future” 

 3.8 “A Fool’s Eye View of the World” 

 3.9 “Faulkner to the World” 

 3.10 “Britain in the Common Market-Impact on America” 

 3.11 “Germany and World Affairs” 

 3.12 “The Case for Conservative Republicans” 

 3.13 “In the Editor’s Chair” 

 3.14 “Seeing Things” 

 3.15 “My Life in Politics” 

 3.16 “Britain in World Politics” 

 3.17 “New Voice of the Far East” 

 3.18 “The American Image in Western Europe” 

 3.19 “A Modern Conception of Democracy” 

 3.20 “What’s Happening To the American Character” 

 3.21 “The Case for the Liberal Democrats” 

 3.22 “Economics: From Scarcity to Affluence” 

 3.23 “The Record of the 1956 Legislature” 

 3.24 “Israel-Arab Conflict” 

 3.25 “The United States, Cuba and Latin America” 

 3.26 “A Fool’s Eye View of the World” 

 3.27 “The Real Shakespeare” 

 3.28 “What Does The Election Mean” 

 3.29 “Ike’s Foreign Policy” 

 3.30 “The Impact of De-Stalinization” 

 3.31 “The Future of Europe” 

 3.32 “The New Force” 

 3.33 “An American Force” 

 3.34 “Report From Russia” 

 3.35 “The Rising Conflict between Russia and China” 

 3.36 “The Space Program-Flight to the Moon” 

 3.37 “Disarmament in Perspective” 

 3.38 “The Changing Challenges to America” 

 3.39 “Middle East Crisis” 

 3.40 “Israel-Arab Conflict”