Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity: A Centennial Celebration

Early Publications and Documents, 1910-1956

The Sphinx. Vol. II, no. 1. November 1914 [view image 1] | [view image 2] | [view image 3]

The Sphinx is the official publication of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the second oldest journal continuously published by African Americans in the United States. Distribution is open to Alpha Phi Alpha members. The conception of the Sphinx came out of the Sixth Annual Convention of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, held in Washington DC in 1913. Early Sphinx issues included fraternity directories, national fraternity convention minutes, chapter reports and other official fraternity business.

The first issue of the Sphinx was published in February 1914. Three issues appeared that first year, including the third issue, shown here.

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