Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity: A Centennial Celebration
The Early Alpha Chapter And Her Members, 1907-1930
Facsimile of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Charter, ca. 1930s. [view]
In a November 8, 1927 letter to Oliver B. Cassell of Ithaca (Alpha Chapter), Charles H. Wesley, Alpha Phi Alpha National Historian and author of The History of Alpha Phi Alpha, asks “Do you know whether the original charter to Alpha is anywhere in Ithaca? I would like a Photostat of it? I hope that I am not asking too much of you, but without these little aids our history will be incomplete.”
While it is unclear whether the original charter survives, this facsimile was created in the 1930s to serve as a surrogate.