Posted by: Ashley | May 27, 2008

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

I’ve added another finding aid, this time to the Organization Records page:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Theta Omega Chapter, 1972 – 2003 – The Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority was founded in 1908 at Howard University, Washington, D.C. It was formally incorporated in 1913 as a perpetual body, and became recognized as America’s first Greek-letter society established for and by African American college women. As an auxiliary of AKA, Alpha Theta Omega was formed in Raleigh, N.C. on June 15, 1928. In recent decades, the chapter’s activities have emphasized service to the community in the key areas of education, health, the Black family, economics, and the arts. The collection consists chiefly of the chapter’s scrapbooks compiled annually, from 1972 to 2003, with programs, news clippings, handbooks, photographs, and other printed material documenting the organization’s service projects and activities. Chapter scrapbooks include coverage of the annual Debutante Ball events. Additionally, the collection includes Alpha Theta Omega’s scrapbooks on its nominees for the regional man of the year award, 1974-1979, and citizen of the year award, 1987. 34 volumes, 6 cubic feet.

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