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Phi Delta Phi (Brewer Inn) Records

Identifier: U382


Collection contains materials from the Brewer Inn (the organization's word for chapters) for Phi Delta Phi, international legal honor society. The Brewer Inn has been active at University of Denver from 1902.


  • 1912-1992


Biographical / Historical

Phi Delta Phi is the oldest continuous legal organization in existence, having been founded at the University of Michigan in 1869. Law school chapters are called "inns" and named after noted jurists or members of the bar. The University of Denver chapter, the Brewer Inn, was founded in 1902 and named after Supreme Court Justice David Josiah Brewer. Phi Delta Phi was a professional organization but became an honor society in 2012. Candidates for membership must be of "good moral character" and be in good standing at a law school with an inn, generally defined as being in the top one-third of their class and/or having excelled in roles such as Moot Court.


1 Linear Feet (one half letter document box)

Scope and Contents

Small collection contains spare folders, mostly containing publications from the national Phi Delta Phi organization including "inn" histories, initiation rituals, directories, convention information, the Distinguished Service Award, a constitution, song book and more. Some materials from the Brewer Inn include initiation event flyers, a press clipping, and some correspondence.


Multiple series arranged in one box. Folders arranged alphabetically. Organization is still active through Sturm Law School. If more materials are accrued, will expand.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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