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Florida State University Omicron Delta Kappa Records

Identifier: MSS 2008-014

Scope and Contents

The Omicron Delta Kappa Records collection consists of administrative records for the Florida State University Seminole Circle of ODK. These include meeting minutes, alumni records and lists, various correspondence and programs and photographs from tapping and initiation ceremonies throughout the years. Of interest is the initiates register dating to the foundation of the circle. This register contains the signatures of all initiates from 1950 to 2007.

A large segment of the collection is dedicated to the Grads Made Good breakfast held during homecoming week. This section of records includes correspondence, nomination requests, congratulations letters, selection procedures, and the speech notes of Dr. Stephen S. Winters. Of note are the large number of yearly pamphlets and photographs of the awards breakfast itself. Most records for this collection fall between the years of 1974 and 2006. Earlier records are scant, with only the initiates register and a handful of clippings accounting for those years between 1950 and 1974.


  • Created: 1950-2007
  • Created: Majority of material found in 1974-2003

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

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. Omicron Delta Kappa is unique as an honors society in its focus on extracurricular activities as well as academics. Chapters are called Circles, and are located on over 300 campuses throughout the nation.

Founded in May 13, 1950, the Florida State University Seminole Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa counts such luminaries as former Governor Reubin Askew, Chief Justice Alan Sundberg, Coach and television personality Lee Corso, Judge James Joanos, and Coach Dick Howser as members. The Seminole Circle of ODK also sponsors the yearly Grads Made Good breakfast which honors three FSU alumni who have made major contributions to their field.


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Custodial History

Formerly held by the Florida State University Seminole Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa

Method of Acquisition

Given by Annelise Leysieffer in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Carlos Pearman in October 2008

Florida State University Omicron Delta Kappa Records
Carlos Pearman
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US