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Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State University Chapter Records, 1933-1999View associated digital content.

The Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State Univeristy Chapter Records document the members and activities of the OSU chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society between 1933 and 1999. The collection includes a scrapbook, meeting minutes, initiation records, annual reports, merchandise order forms, newsletters, handbooks, an organizational history, correspondence, and other administrative documents.
ID: MSS AlphaLambdaDelta
Extent: 0.75 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.
Statement on Description: This collection was originally processed in 2009. In 2017, the collection was reprocessed to include materials transferred from the Student Affairs Records (RG 102).
Preferred Citation: Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State University Chapter Records (MSS AlphaLambdaDelta), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The Oregon State University Archives received a scrapbook, initiation book, and secretary's book from the OSU chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta in 1983. These materials comprised the initial Alpha Lambda Delta collection. Additional records relating to the honor society were accessioned into the Student Affairs Records (RG 102) in 1999. In 2017, these materials were aggregated into the Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State University Chapter Records (MSS AlphaLambdaDelta).
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Series 1: Oregon State University Chapter, 1933-1999 Add to Shelf
Series 1 is comprised of materials generated and compiled by the Oregon State University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta between 1933 and 1999. It includes numerous annual reports documenting the activities and finances of the chapter; a small quantity of correspondence and other administrative materials; an intitiation book with records of individuals initiated into the chapter between 1938 and 1947; and a secretary's book containing a brief description of the chapter's formation and minutes from early meetings. The series also includes records from the chapter's senior awards and 30 years of order forms for ceremonial jewelry and certificates purchased by the chapter from the national organization.
Box-Folder 1.1: Annual Chapter and Financial Reports, 1953-1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Correspondence and Administrative Records, 1956-1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Initiation Book, 1938-1947 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Secretary's Book, 1933-1942 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: OSU Chapter Membership Lists and Contact Information, 1967-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: Senior Awards, 1941-1967 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.7: Merchandise Order Forms, 1964-1969 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.8: Merchandise Order Forms, 1970-1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: Merchandise Order Forms, 1980-1989 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: Merchandise Order Forms, 1990-1994 Add to Shelf
Series 2: National Organization, 1986-1999 Add to Shelf
Series 2 includes materials produced and distributed by Alpha Lambda Delta's national organization. Included are directories of national council members, two editions of the organization's constitution, handbooks for officers and faculty advisors, seven issues of the Alpha Lambda Delta Newsletter, and a copy of an organizational history titled 75 Years in Alpha Lambda Delta.
Box-Folder 2.1: Directory of National Council Members, 1986-1992 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Constitutions, circa 1990-1992 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: Handbooks, 1986-1993 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: Alpha Lambda Delta Newsletter, 1994-1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: 75 Years in Alpha Lambda Delta, 1999 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Scrapbook, 1933-1952 Add to Shelf
Series 3 is comprised of a scrapbook compiled by members of the Oregon State University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta. It includes includes photographs, lists of members, clippings, and ephemera from 1933 to 1952. The photographs consist predominantly of individual portrait prints of members; group photographs of chapter members; and images of programs and activities. The newspaper clippings provide information about new members, initiation activities, and programs of the organization. Of special note are articles about activities of the organization during World War II including war bond drives and farm labor drives to assist Benton County farmers with their crops. Articles about women who worked on seed farms and hop yards and in harvesting carrots and beets are part of the scrapbook. The scrapbook also features a chart showing the number of members who completed their degrees at Oregon State for the period 1933-1942.
Box-Folder 3.1: Oregon State College Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Scrapbook, 1933-1952 Add to Shelf