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Delta Omega, Epsilon Chapter (Yale University) records

Call Number: Ms Coll 44

Scope and Contents

The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of the chapter secretary and others, membership lists, information on local lectures and annual chapter banquets, minutes of the National Council, and discussions at the local and national levels on qualifications for forming chapters and for individual memberships. Debates centered on how broadly to define graduate education in public health. Much of the correspondence was that of John H. Watkins, a Yale Ph.D. and faculty member who served as Secretary of the Epsilon (Yale) chapter to 1939. He was succeeded by Martin Allen Pond. Also included is the published pamphlet: Delta Omega, Organization, Constitution, By-laws, List of Members, 4th ed. (1937).


  • 1928-1942


Language of Materials

In English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the former Epidemiology and Public Health Library, 2013.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Records of the Epsilon Chapter (Yale University) of Delta Omega, an honorary public health society founded in 1924. Yale's chapter, established in 1925, was organized through the Department of Public Health.

Biographical / Historical

Delta Omega is an honorary society in public health founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins. Chapters are organized by university. A chapter at Yale was formed in 1925 and became the Epsilon chapter. The National Council of Delta Omega met at meetings of the American Public Health Association. Both C.-E. A. Winslow and Ira V. Hiscock of the Yale Department of Public Health served as early national presidents. Delta Omega's membership was originally open to elected faculty, graduate students, and alumni of public health schools, but began to broaden in the 1930s to accommodate other types of academic institutions that provided graduate degrees related to public health.

Guide to the Delta Omega, Epsilon Chapter (Yale University) records
Under Revision
Toby A. Appel
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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