Finding Aid for the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Alumnae. Scrapbooks. 1930-1983.
Finding aid prepared by Dennis Bitterlich, 1997 Jun; finding aid revised by G. E. Disley, 2009 May; Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 Jan; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie and Caroline Cubé, 2013 Jun.
UCLA Library Special Collections©1997 Jun
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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Title: Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Alumnae. Scrapbooks.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 649
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Abstract: Record Series 649 contains eight scrapbooks and one guestbook produced by the Alumnae members of the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority between 1930 and 1983.
Creator: Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. 1929-
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Materials in Record Series 649 were received from Alumnae members of the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority.
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The Chi Alpha Delta Sorority is the first Asian American sorority in the United States. Chi Alpha Delta was organized in May 1928 by fourteen charter members, under the guidance of Helen Matthewson Laughlin, Dean of Women (1919-1946). The sorority's founding mission was to promote friendships, cooperation, and social activities among Japanese women students at UCLA. Chi Alpha Delta was officially recognized by UCLA on April 5, 1929 and was granted full university privileges in 1962. The sorority is now open to all women students.
The Chi Alpha Delta Alumnae Association was formed on May 2, 1933 by sorority members who had graduated from UCLA. Founding members of the Association included Haruyo Komai, Kiyoko Helen Tomio, Ada Otero, Shizue Morey, Yasuko Sonoda and Alyce Ohama. A joint Alumnae-Active Board was formed on February 6, 1940.
Chi Alpha Delta was inactive from 1942 to 1945 due to the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.
Record Series 649 contains eight scrapbooks and one guestbook produced by the Alumnae members of the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority between 1930 and 1983.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.