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Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Eta Chapter (Iowa State University) records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/11/2/5

Scope and Content

This collection (1913-[ongoing]) contains photograph albums, annual binders, membership directories, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, paintings, audiotapes, and videotapes. The photograph albums contain images of the organization's yearly philanthropic and school related activities. The annual binders are essentially yearbooks documenting the fraternity's activities throughout the year and consist of newspaper clippings, photographs, mission statements, information on philanthropic events, alumni, campus involvement, and events at Iowa State. The publications include membership directories and books written by alumni. The collection also contains numerous volumes of the Eta Crescent newsletter.


  • Creation: 1913-2020

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives.


The Eta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) was established at Iowa State College (University) in 1914. The founding members of the AGR club sought the existence of an agricultural based fraternity on campus. They chose to join Alpha Gamma Rho, a national organization started at the University of Ohio and University of Illinois that matched their interests and purpose. Through the fraternity, members engage in community service and activity, philanthropy, and education.


20.5 Linear Feet (5 record cartons, 10 document cases, 7 oversized boxes)


The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Items in related collections

RS 22/11. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Social Fraternities and Sororities records

Related collection materials

For more Social Fraternities and Sororities, please see RS 22/11.

Collection Files

RS 22/11/2/5. Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Eta Chapter (Iowa State University) records, 1913-2020
June 15, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672