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Kappa Delta Sorority Alpha Kappa Chapter Records, 1926-1980

Collection Overview

Title: Kappa Delta Sorority Alpha Kappa Chapter Records, 1926-1980

ID: MSS Kappadelt

Primary Creator: Kappa Delta Sorority-Alpha Kappa Chapter

Extent: 5.2 cubic feet

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


This collection consists of materials generated and collected by members of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority. Primarily made up of scrapbooks, the papers document a variety of house events and ceremonies.

Scope and Content Notes

The scrapbooks contain a combination of photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, letters, event programs, certificates, dance cards, invitations, member lists, menus, ribbons, receipts, plastic flowers, poems, ticket stubs, newsletters, and candy wrappers. The scrapbooks document events at the house such as Mom's and Dad's Weekend activities, dances, Halloween parties, and initiation ceremonies. Attendance of members at national Kappa Delta conventions is also reflected in some of the scrapbooks which include narrative descriptions about the travels to the meeting as well as the convention itself. There are also announcements and clippings about engagements/marriages among the members. Some of the scrapbooks contain pages decorated by individual members that serve as biographical profiles.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Kappa Delta Sorority was founded in Virginia in 1897. At Oregon State, the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta formed in 1926.

Administrative Information

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Other collections documenting sororities at Oregon State include the Fraternities and Sororities Photograph Collection (P 034), the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Photographs (P 277), and the Delta Zeta Sorority Chi Chapter Scrapbook (MSS DeltaZeta).

Preferred Citation: Kappa Delta Sorority Alpha Kappa Chapter Records (MSS Kappadelt), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


Kappa Delta Sorority-Alpha Kappa Chapter

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