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Finding Aid for the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Oral history interviews and historical research. 1993-2003.
University Archives Record Series 656  
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Record Series 656 contains audio recordings and written transcripts of oral history interviews with Chi Alpha Delta Sorority alumnae members and research on the history of the sorority. The interviews and research were conducted by sorority members who were also students enrolled in UCLA Asian American Studies Course 199 between 1994-1997. Interviewees include members of the original 1929 Chi Alpha Delta pledge class and members who were interned during World War II.
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.
1.2 linear ft. (3 boxes)
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