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Gibbs, Thomas W. (AC 1951)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Sherwood Romer (AC 1917) Papers

Identifier: MA.00194

Correspondence, clippings, photographs and other material relating to Romer's Amherst career, his service in WWI France, and his later activities as President of the Class of 1917 and as Chairman of the Phi Alpha Psi Fraternity Corporation.

Dates: 1913-1977

Gibbs, Tom, 1948

 File — Box 4, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

Behind-the-scenes correspondence among alums and administrators about Phi Kappa Psi's decision to admit Thomas W. Gibbs into the fraternity.

Dates: 1948

Sub-series B: Anti-Discrimination Case/ Disaffiliation from National Fraternity

Scope and Contents From the Series: Series 9 is composed of the records of the Amherst Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, renamed Phi Alpha Psi after its split with the national organization over issues of racial discrimination in 1948. Of interest is the extensive documentation of the conflict with the national fraternity over racial discrimination and the surrounding correspondence, press coverage and trial material. This was the first instance of a local fraternity challenging its national on the topic of discrimination to gain...
Dates: 1915-1971