Finding Aid for the Kappa Phi Zeta, Alpha Chapter records, 1926-1962

Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Kappa Phi Zeta, Alpha Chapter records
Date (inclusive): 1926-1962
Collection number: 197
Creator: Kappa Phi Zeta. Alpha Chapter.
Extent: 1/2 box (0.25 linear ft.), 1 oversize box
Abstract: Kappa Phi Zeta was a professional library sorority founded in 1926 at the University of California at Los Angeles. The collection contains records from the Alpha chapter including the constitution, by-laws, minutes, initiation documents, guest book, scrapbook, financial sheets, and ephemera.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Processing Note

Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kappa Phi Zeta, Alpha Chapter records (Collection 197). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233239 

History

Kappa Phi Zeta was an honorary professional library association founded in 1926 with six charter members on the initiative of Emily Collins Heyler and Katherine Fort Stickney. By November 10, 1926 the sorority was officially recognized by the Associated Students of the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1927, the organization received an organization charter as a professional honorary library sorority. Two years later, the Kappa Phi Zeta applied for and received the status of non-profit organization by the State of California. In 1931, the constitution and bylaws were approved, which established Kappa Phi Zeta as a national sorority. A Beta Chapter at the University of California briefly existed from 1928-1930.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of constitution, by-laws, minutes, initiation documents, guest book, scrapbook, financial sheets, and ephemera of Kappa Phi Zeta, Alpha Chapter (Los Angeles).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Kappa Phi Zeta. Alpha Chapter --Archives.
Greek letter societies --California --Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Constitution and by-laws, 1931-1950.

Box 1, Folder 2

Initiation and pledge documentation, 1926-1953.

Box 1, Folder 3

Financial records, 1934-1953.

Box 1, Folder 4

Minutes from meetings, 1946-1953.

Box 1, Folder 5

Ephemera, 1930-1958.

Scope and Content Note

Contains newsletter, receipt book, initiation cards, and song books.
Box 2, Folder 1

Guest book, 1948.

Scope and Content Note

Guest book is blank except for 3 signatures and notes.
Box 2, Folder 2

Ledger and check book, 1940-1952.

Box 2, Folder 3

Scrapbook, 1926-1939.