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Delta Omega

History

By Gerard J. Shorb, Johns Hopkins University

Endnotes

  1. Constitution of Delta Omega. The Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Records, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1924-1925. The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions hereafter referred to as AMC Archives.
  2. Encyclopedia of Associations, Edited by Deborah M. Burek, 27th edition, 4 vols., (Detroit: Gale Research, 1992), p.2439.
  3. Minutes Delta Omega Executive Council November 18, 1975. The Delta Omega Archive. Accession number 92.61.AMC Box 2. Folder labeled Delta Omega Society, Executive Council 1976. AMC Archives.
  4. Delta Omega Annual Meeting 1987 Brochure. The Delta Omega Archive. Accession number 92.61.AMC. Box 1. Folder labeled Delta Omega Chapters, Alpha Chapter Johns Hopkins. AMC Archives.
  5. Presidential Remarks to New Members of Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, May 27, 1935. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Records, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1935-1938. AMC Archives .
  6. Elizabeth Fee and Roy M. Acheson, A History of Education in Public Health: Health That Mocks the Doctors' Rules (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991).
  7. Delta Omega Dinner March 1, 1938: A one page manuscript by Allen Freeman on history of Delta Omega. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Reports, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1935-1938. AMC Archives.
  8. Dictionary of American Medical Biography,Edited by Martin Kaufman, Stuart Galishoff and Todd L. Savitt, Two vols., (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984), Vol. 1, p.376.
  9. Johns Hopkins University Alumni Record of Members of the Class of 1925. Biographical Files Collection. Biographical File of Claude Mitchell. AMC Archives.
  10. Elizabeth Fee, Disease and Discovery: A History of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health 1916-1939 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987).
  11. Edgar E. Hume. " The Delta Omega Society: A Brief Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Honor Society in the Field of Public Health by One of its Founders", Banta' Greek Exchange (April, 1942) p.138.
  12. Delta Omega, An Honorary Fraternity in Public Health by Persis Putnam. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled General Files October 1, 1939 to September 30, 1940. AMC Archives.
  13. A. W. Freeman to Members of the Committee, dated 4/9/41, Enclosure entitled "To the Members of Alpha Chapter, Delta Omega Society. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Correspondence 1940 to 1947. AMC Archives.
  14. "The Delta Omega Society: A Brief Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Honor Society..." p.138.
  15. Minutes of the meetings of Delta Omega (Alpha Chapter) May 2, 1924. The Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Records, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1924-1925. AMC Archives.
  16. Presidential Remarks to New Members of Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, May 27, 1935. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Records, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1935-1938. AMC Archives.
  17. "The Delta Omega Society: A Brief Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Honor Society..." p.138.
  18. Delta Omega The Honorary Public Health Society: Organization, Constitution, By-Laws, List of Members, p.6.
  19. Ibid., p.6.
  20. Ibid., p.6.
  21. Presidential Remarks to New Members of Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, May 27, 1935. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Records, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1935-1938. AMC Archives.
  22. Ibid.
  23. Delta Omega, An Honorary Fraternity in Public Health by Persis Putnam. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled General Files October 1, 1939 to September 30, 1940. AMC Archives.
  24. The author of the Delta Omega publication entitled Delta Omega: The Honorary Public Health Society, Organization, Constitution, By-Laws, List of Members, Fourth Edition, (1937), does not consider Winslow to be the first national president of the society. He lists Edgar Hume as the first president and the first national secretary to be Richard A. Bolt. The two of them must have been elected or chosen sometime prior to 1927 to serve in the 1926-27 academic year (see page 1 of this publication). I can find no primary source evidence, however, in the archives of the society that indicates when this took place. I assume that it is true, however, since Edgar Hume also published the same information in his 1942 article "The Delta Omega Society: A Brief Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Honor Society..." See page 140 of Hume's article.
  25. Dictionary of American Medical Biography, Vol.2, p.811-812.
  26. American Men of Science, p.1793.
  27. Minutes of the meetings of Delta Omega Society. October 19, 1927. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Records, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1924-1931. AMC Archives.
  28. "The Delta Omega Society: A Brief Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Honor Society...", p.138-139.
  29. "The Delta Omega Society: A Brief Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Honor Society...", p.139.
  30. "The Delta Omega Society: A Brief Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Honor Society...", p.140.
  31. Ibid.
  32. Program Delta Omega Society October 17-19, 1939. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled General Files October 1, 1939 to September 30, 1940. AMC Archives.
  33. Program, Delta Omega Society October 8 to 10, 1940, Detroit, Michigan. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Correspondence 1940 to 1947. AMC Archives.
  34. Minutes of the meetings of Delta Omega Society (Alpha Chapter). May 28, 1936. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Reports, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1935-1938. AMC Archives.
  35. Minutes of the Meeting of May 3, 1940. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Alpha Chapter 1937-1946. AMC Archives.
  36. Minutes of the meetings of Delta Omega Society (Alpha Chapter). May 26, 1937. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Reports, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1935-1938. AMC Archives.
  37. Minutes of the Meeting of May 12, 1939. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Alpha Chapter 1937-1946. AMC Archives.
  38. Minutes of the meetings of Delta Omega Society (Alpha Chapter). March 1, 1938. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Reports, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1935-1938. AMC Archives.
  39. Memorandum Prepared by the Secretary of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega for the Chapter Representative at the National Meeting Oct. 8, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Reports, Alpha Chapter Minutes 1935-1938. AMC Archives.
  40. A. W. Freeman to "Members of the Committee" dated 4/9/41, Enclosure entitled "To the Members of Alpha Chapter, Delta Omega Society. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Correspondence 1940 to 1947. AMC Archives.
  41. Ibid.
  42. Minutes of the Meeting of Oct 10, 1941. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Alpha Chapter 1937-1946. AMC Archives.
  43. Minutes of the Meeting of March 12, 1941. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Alpha Chapter 1937-1946. AMC Archives.
  44. Minutes of the Meeting of October 31, 1946. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Alpha Chapter 1937-1946. AMC Archives.
  45. Delta Omega. Special Meeting of the National Council, called by President Wilton L. Halverson. Archive of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Record Group 4. Series c. Box 1. Folder labeled Secretary-Treasurer's records, Alpha Chapter 1947. AMC Archives
  46. Memorandum to J.C.S. Paterson, Donald C. Smith, Richard Daggy, Adelia Beeuwkas, William Griffiths, Athol J. Patterson, and Rebecca Broach from William T. Herzog, February 21, 1966, p.2. Archive of The Delta Omega Society, National Chapter. Accession number 92.61.AMC Box 2. Folder labeled Review of Delta Omega Activities until 1966. AMC Archives.
  47. Ibid.
  48. Delta Omega Society, National Council Minutes 1974. The Archive of The Delta Omega Society, National Chapter. Accession number 92.61.AMC Box 6. Folder labeled National Council Minutes. AMC Archives.
  49. Memorandum to J.C.S. Paterson, Donald C. Smith, Richard Daggy, Adelia Beeuwkas, William Griffiths, Athol J. Patterson, and Rebecca Broach from William T. Herzog, February 21, 1966, p.6. Archive of The Delta Omega Society, National Chapter. Accession number 92.61.AMC Box 2. Folder labeled Review of Delta Omega Activities until 1966. AMC Archives.
  50. The list of Delta Omega Lectures from 1968 to 1985 can be found in two places. The first source for most of the lectures from 1968 to 1985, and for the events from 1986 to 1992, are in the preliminary programs of the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association. These programs normally appear in the August issues of the American Journal of Public Health. The second source for many of the lecture titles are the Delta Omega Society, National Council Minutes 1968 to 1985 in the Archive of The Delta Omega Society, National Chapter. Accession number 92.61.AMC Box 6. Folder labeled National Council Minutes. AMC Archives.
  51. Delta Omega Society, National Council Minutes 1978 in the Archive of The Delta Omega Society, National Chapter. Accession number 92.61.AMC Box 6. Folder labeled National Council Minutes. AMC Archives.
  52. The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene nd. Public Health, " Delta Omega Lectureship," In Brief (October 1980): p.6.
  53. "The Delta Omega Society: A Brief Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Honor Society...", p.141.
  54. The Johns Hopkins University. Johns Hopkins Half Century Directory 1876 to 1926. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1926), p. 14.
  55. American Men of Science, p.93.
  56. Johns Hopkins University Half Century Directory 1876-1926, p.29.
  57. The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Directory of Graduates 1919 - 1962, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1962), p.3.
  58. The Johns Hopkins University Half Century Directory 1876-1926, p.45.
  59. American Men of Science, p.542.
  60. American Men of Science, p 609.
  61. The Johns Hopkins University Half Century Directory 1876-1926, p. 110.
  62. Johns Hopkins University Half Century Directory 1876-1926, p.192.
  63. Johns Hopkins University Half Century Directory 1876-1926. p.196.
  64. Johns Hopkins University Half Century Directory 1876-1926, p.205.
  65. American Men of Science, p. 1026.
  66. Delta Omega Society, Delta Omega: The Honorary Public Health Society Organization, Constitution, By-Laws, List of Members, Fourth Edition, (1937), p.21.
  67. American Men of Science, p.1429.
  68. American Men of Science, p.468.
  69. American Men of Science, p.468.
  70. "James Angus Doull," Journal of the American Medical Association 183 (July 6, 1963): p.65.