RIT Phi Gamma Dektol fraternity collection
Scope and Contents
The RIT Phi Gamma Dektol fraternity collection contains article clippings and correspondence. Also included is a photocopy of a photo of members at a fraternity meeting, a mug, and pin.
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This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information: Phi Gamma Dektol
Phi Gamma Dektol took its name from the chemical dektol, which develops black and white photographic paper. The fraternity was started in 1948 by a group of photography students. In the Techmila yearbook for that year, four students claimed membership. The following year, Phi Gamma Dektol grew to 24 members. An unofficial fraternity, Phi Gamma Dektol was more of a social club for photo majors. Former student George Paragamian described the fraternity, "All we did was go over to this Italian restaurant that had a room downstairs and every two weeks or so we'd have a big blast with beer and singing." (RIT: The University Magazine. Spring, 2005). It is unclear when the fraternity disbanded.
0.4 Linear Feet (1 Document box)
Small collection of clippings and correspondence related to Phi Gamma Dektol, an unofficial fraternity of photography majors at RIT. The collection also includes a pin and mug belonging to Dektol member William E. Carnahan.
Materials are arranged chronologically.
C.S. North, Shelf 322
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.
- Artifacts (object genre)
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- College students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Greek letter societies -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- History
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Phi Gamma Dektol
- Student activities -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- RIT Phi Gamma Dektol fraternity collection
- RIT Archives
- Amy Vilz
- 18 July 2011
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