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box 3-4, box 1-2, box 12-14, box 9-11, box 5, oversize Scrapbook 1

Series 1: Scrapbooks 1948-1996

Scope and Content

The series contains scrapbooks compiled by Zeta Kappa members, depicting sorority members, events, and alumnae. Materials in the scrapbooks include photographs, invitations, notes and memorabilia. Also included in the series are Pepperdine College yearbooks from 1940 and 1941 previously owned by Zeta Kappa sisters.
box 1

1951 - 1984

Scope and Content

The box contains the following scrapbooks: 1951-1952; 1966-1967; 1979-1980; 1981-1983; 1982-1983; 1982-1984.
box 2

1982 - 1989

Scope and Content

The box contains the following scrapbooks: 1982,1983, 1991; 1983, 1987, 1989; 1985-1986; 1987-1989.
box 3

1988 - 1992

Scope and Content

The box contains the following scrapbooks: 1988~50th Anniversary; 1989-1990; 1990-1991; 1991-1992; 1991-1992 (2).
box 4

1992 - 1996

Scope and Content

The box contains the following scrapbooks: 1992-1993; 1993 2nd Semester; 1995 Pledges; 1996 Pledges.
box 5

Holidays, Weddings & Yearbooks

Scope and Content

The box contains the following scrapbooks: ZK Holidays & Weddings; Weddings. Also included are Pepperdine Yearbooks from 1940 and 1941.
box 9-14, oversize Scrapbook 1

Oversized Scrapbooks

box 9

1945 - 1946

box 10

1947 - 1948

box 11


oversize Scrapbook 1


box 12

1960 - 1961

box 13

1966 - 1967

box 14

1992, 1994

box 6, folder 1-8

Series 2: Alumnae Association 1965-1992

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to the Zeta Kappa Alumnae Association. Materials include chronological files of the Association's activities consisting of correspondence, invitations, programs, photographs, and newsletters; a letter from Helen Pepperdine about the Association's cookbook from 1979; an audio recording and photographs from the funeral of a Zeta Kappa alumni; a compiled history of Zeta Kappa and the Alumnae Association; copies of the Association's newsletter; and an oral history transcript of Zeta Kappa alumni Barbara Long Booth describing her years at Pepperdine College from 1945 to 1950.
box 6, folder 1-2

Alumnae Association Chronological Files 1965-1976

box 6, folder 3

Letter from Helen Pepperdine regarding Zeta Kappa Alumnae Association Cookbook 1979

box 6, folder 4

Zeta Alumna Abbie [Blume?] Funeral 1991

box 6, folder 5-6

Alumnae Association History Binder 1992

box 6, folder 7

Alumnae Association Newsletters 1979; 1993

box 6, folder 8

Pepperdine College, 1945 to 1950, as remembered by Zeta Kappa alumna Barbara Long Booth

box 6, folder 9-22

Series 3: Sorority Records 1938-1996

Scope and Content

The series contains materials related to the Zeta Kappa sorority throughout its existence at Pepperdine University, including chronological member lists with photographs; as well as invitations, articles and event programs included with later annual files; an article on Zeta Kappa's 50th anniversary; loose scrapbook pages containing photographs and captions; an event invitation for Colonization Weekend in 1996; a pledge book containing a list of demerits earned during the pledging period; and a copy of the Zeta Kappa Initiation Song with a short history of its usage.
box 6, folder 9-17

Sorority Member Lists and Accomplishments 1938-1993

box 6, folder 18

Zeta Kappa 50th Anniversary Article 1988

box 6, folder 19

Scrapbook Pages 1990

box 6, folder 20

Colonization Weekend Invitation 1996

box 6, folder 21

Pledge Book

box 6, folder 22

Zeta Kappa Initiation Song and History

box 6, folder 23-25, box 7

Series 4: Photographs and Slides

Scope and Content

The series contains various photographs and slides, including photographs of the Los Angeles Pepperdine College campus taken by a sorority sister in 1938 and 1939, and photographs of Initiation Night activities and pledging rituals taken in 1948. Also included in the series are a large number of negatives and two carousels of slides documenting Zeta Kappa activities and members.
box 6, folder 23

Photographs taken by Zio Kem member Del Kilborn Kuring of Pepperdine College Campus and Students 1938-1939

box 6, folder 24

Initiation Night 1948

box 6, folder 25


box 6, folder 26

Tonight Show undated

box 7

Slide Carousels

box 8, box 7, folder 1-5, box 6, folder 26

Series 5: Memorabilia

Scope and Content

The series contains memorabilia related to Zeta Kappa, as well as Pepperdine University in general. Materials include a package of cigars similar to those pictured in photographs of initiation activities, a Zio Kem patch, metal Zeta Kappa letters used in the 1940s, a pledge sweater from 1946, and Zeta Kappa branded items including napkins, a candleholder, mugs, a cup, a water bottle, banners, and a picture frame. Also included are Pepperdine buttons and tassels from various years.
box 6, folder 26

Cigars like those used during Initiations

box 7, folder 1

Zio Kem Patch late 1930s

box 7, folder 2-3

Zeta Kappa Metal Letters 1940s

box 7, folder 4

Zeta Kappa Memorabilia

box 7

Zeta Kappa Pledge Sweater 1946

box 7, folder 5

Pepperdine Memorabilia

box 8

Zeta Kappa Mug, Cup, and Water Bottle

box 8

Zeta Kappa Banners

box 8

Zeta Kappa Picture Frame

oversize Plaque 1

Group Photo Plaque 1992-1993