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Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records
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  • Historical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records
    creator: Alpha Epsilon Delta. Alpha Chapter (University of Southern California)
    Identifier/Call Number: 5325
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1993
    Abstract: The Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records, 1936-1993, consist of legal documents (constitution and by-laws), membership lists, correspondence, report, and conference proceedings created and collected by the fraternity. The records document the the history of Kappa Zeta, founding of the chapter at USC, the reestablishment of the chapter in the early 1950s, the planning of activities undertaken by the chapter, and the finances of the chapter. The USC Alpha Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta was founded in 1939 when Kappa Zeta, the honorary pre-medical fraternity at USC merged with Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national pre-medical fraternity.

    Historical note

    The USC Alpha Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta was founded in 1939 when Kappa Zeta, the honorary pre-medical fraternity at USC merged with Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national pre-medical fraternity. Kappa Zeta was founded in 1923 by a group of pre-med students with the assistance of Professors Albert Ulrey and LeRoy Weatherby. The purpose of the organization was "to uphold the highest ideals in pre-medical work, and to promote fellowship among honor pre-medical men" (History of Kappa Zeta). In 1928, Kappa Zeta joined with pre-medical fraternities at Redlands University and Occidental College to form a national pre-medical fraternity called Kappa Zeta. USC was the Alpha Chapter, Redlands the Beta, and Occidental the Gamma (which ceased to function in the 1930s due to low enrollment). In 1935 a chapter was organized at Pomona, and attempts were made to organize additional chapters. In 1938, a representative of Alpha Epsilon Delta visited the California group and the decision was made to merge Kappa Zeta with Alpha Epsilon Delta.

    Scope and Contents

    The Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records, 1936-1993, consist of legal documents (constitution and by-laws), membership lists, correspondence, reports and publications created and collected by the fraternity. The records document the the history of Kappa Zeta, founding of the chapter at USC from the merger of Kappa Zeta with the national organization Alpha Epsilon Delta, the reestablishment of the chapter in the early 1950s, the planning of activities undertaken by the chapter, and the finances of the chapter.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records, Collection no. 5325, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Greek letter societies -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
    Legal documents
    Reports
    Correspondence
    Alpha Epsilon Delta. Alpha Chapter (University of Southern California) -- Archives
    University of Southern California -- Students