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Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Delta Omicron Chapter Records MSS.330
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  • Publication Rights
  • Arrangement note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Access Restrictions
  • Usage Restrictions
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Custodial History note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note

  • Title: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Delta Omicron Chapter Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.330
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.42 Linear feet 14 boxes
    Date: 1957-2008
    Abstract: The records of the Delta Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honors organization for women in education, contains documents relating to the chapter’s administrative activities, projects and club history.
    Language of Materials note: English
    creator: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Delta Omicron Chapter.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Arrangement note

    Arranged in original and series order.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Delta Kappa Gamma Society National is a professional honorary society of women educators. It was founded on May11, 1929 by twelve women in Austin, Texas. The first chapter to be initiated outside the United States was in British Columbia, Canada, making Delta Kappa Gamma into an international society. The Delta Omicron chapter of Chico, California was established on April 27, 1957. Charter members to the new chapter, Delta Omicron, were: Patricia Ball, Muriel Bernard, Vivien Browning, Evelyn Clark, Zuola Foster, Edith Kunkel, Daisy Marley, Hattie Morgue, Marie Noonan, Eileen Partington, Lucille Reinero, Anna Bucker, Marguerite Speegle, Erma Dillard, and Helen Lough. Other well known members include Phyllis Bush and Janet Turner. Delta Omicron frequently met with the Oroville, California chapter, Alpha Nu. Members of Delta Kappa Gamma International were often deeply involved in their communities, and Delta Omicron chapter members were often featured in local newspapers for their non-society activities and achievements.

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Usage Restrictions

    No restrictions.

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection contains the administrative records of the Delta Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International 1957-2005. These include information about members, projects and programs, and minutes. The collection also contains materials from the various conferences that members put together or attended, and scrapbooks highlighting member activities and events.
    The collection is arranged in the following series:
    Series 1: Administrative Records Box 1: A-F, 1957-2008 Box 2: F-M, 1944-2000 Box 3 Minutes/President’s, 1957-2008 Box 4: M-Y, 1936-2003
    Series 2: Conventions Box 5: Other materials, 1980-1997
    Series 3: Scrapbooks Box 7: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook Folders 1980s-2000s Box 8: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook 1957-1963 Box 9: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook 1963-1966 Box 10: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook 1967-1978 Box 11: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook 1978-1984 Box 12: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook 1983-1989 Box 13: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook 1989-1994 Box 14: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook 1994-1997 Box 15: Delta Omicron Chapter Scrapbook 1998-2005
    Series 4: Delta Kappa Gamma Society Heritage Box 16: Delta Kappa Gamma Society Heritage, 1929-1979, 1985-2007

    Preferred Citation note

    Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Delta Omicron Chapter Records, MSS 330, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

    Custodial History note


    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Juliann Clarke (Julie Rankin)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chico (Calif.)--History.
    Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
    Women -- Society and Clubs.