Delta Omega, Epsilon Chapter (Yale University) records
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).
Language of Materials
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)
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
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.