Museum, History and Archives

Come tour and explore!

Phi Delta Chi has a rich history, dating back to 1883, when we became America’s first pharmacy fraternity. From this page you can:

  • tour our photo galleries
  • search archived documents and
  • learn how to order your copy of our Fraternity's history

Take a moment to scan through our photo and document archive. You have lots of options:

  • Founding: Key images related to the Fraternity’s founders and founding
  • Leaders: Our photo portrait gallery of our many accomplished men and women
  • Grand Council images: Group photos from Grand Councils as far back as 1908
  • Leader-Development Seminars: Group photos from Leader-Development Seminars since 1989
  • Symbols: The graphics that reflect our identity
  • Objects: Coins, pennants, glassware, awards, flags, keys, pins, and more!
  • Chapters: Group photos, houses, key events, fun events
  • Executive Councils: Teams of Grand Officers elected by GCs over the years (Executive Councils)
  • Grand Officer groups: Bunches of Grand Officers
  • Events: Photos from interesting meetings and gatherings
  • Docs+Pubs: Searchable official documents (Song Book, Graphic Story, Pledge Manuals)
  • Grand Council minutes: Searchable records of Grand Councils from 1903 to present (all but 6 early ones)
  • Curious correspondence: Insightful things we found in the files
  • News Letters: Short communications between National Office and the Brothers

Order your copy of the second edition of Phi Delta Chi: A Tradition of Leaders in Pharmacy.

We hope you find our archives interesting and vibrant, a refreshing change from dusty file cabinets.

HELP! There are important gaps in our photo collection. Please help by submitting missing items or better-quality images. If we posted an image in black-and-white and you have it in color or sharper, please send us the better version. We want JPG files, 300+ dpi, high resolution, color preferred.

For the Chapter gallery, send in one whole-chapter group image (or composite) per Chapter per academic year. Ask your alumni Brothers to help contribute old photos.

Send in other iconic, emblematic photos for our consideration. We’ll post the best of them.

We are also looking for an early copy of the Pledge Manual (name changed to the Education Manual by the Grand Council in 2017), printed in the 1950s. Ask your alumni!

E-mail the images to For large files or groups of files, contact the National Office ( to arrange for a webpage for uploading.