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Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State University Chapter Records, 1933-1999

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Alpha Lambda Delta. Oregon State University Chapter.
Title
Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State University Chapter Records
Dates
1933-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.75 cubic feet, including 325 photographs, (3 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
MSS AlphaLambdaDelta
Summary
The Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State Univeristy Chapter Records document the members and activities of the OSU chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society between 1933 and 1999. The collection includes a scrapbook, meeting minutes, initiation records, annual reports, merchandise order forms, newsletters, handbooks, an organizational history, correspondence, and other administrative documents.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Alpha Lambda Delta was founded in 1924 to support the academic work of women college students, focusing especially on scholastic achivements during the first year of college. The Oregon State College chapter was established in 1933 and provided scholarships and other programs to facilitate "superior academic achievement... to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society." In 1977, the organization voted to accept male applicants in accordance with Title IX regulations.

Alpha Lambda Delta continues to operate today on the Oregon State University campus and is comprised of more than 200 chapters nationally.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State Univeristy Chapter Records document the members and activities of the OSU chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society between 1933 and 1999. The collection includes administrative records from the chapter including annual reports and financial data, membership records, meeting minutes, and Alpha Lambda Delta merchandise order forms. Materials from the national organization include directories of national council members, constitutions, handbooks, newsletters, and an organizational history. Also included is a scrapbook featuring photographs, lists of members, ephemera, and clippings, with emphasis on contributions to World War II era war bond and farm labor drives. The scrapbook's content dates from 1933 to 1952.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Alpha Lambda Delta - Oregon State University Chapter Records (MSS AlphaLambdaDelta), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Oregon State University Chapter, 1933-1999Return to Top

Series 1 is comprised of materials generated and compiled by the Oregon State University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta between 1933 and 1999. It includes numerous annual reports documenting the activities and finances of the chapter; a small quantity of correspondence and other administrative materials; an intitiation book with records of individuals initiated into the chapter between 1938 and 1947; and a secretary's book containing a brief description of the chapter's formation and minutes from early meetings. The series also includes records from the chapter's senior awards and 30 years of order forms for ceremonial jewelry and certificates purchased by the chapter from the national organization.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1
Annual Chapter and Financial Reports
1953-1996
1.2
Correspondence and Administrative Records
1956-1990
1.3
Initiation Book
1938-1947
1.4
Secretary's Book
1933-1942
1.5
OSU Chapter Membership Lists and Contact Information
1967-1999
1.6
Senior Awards
1941-1967
1.7
Merchandise Order Forms
1964-1969
1.8
Merchandise Order Forms
1970-1979
1.9
Merchandise Order Forms
1980-1989
1.10
Merchandise Order Forms
1990-1994

Series 2:  National Organization, 1986-1999Return to Top

Series 2 includes materials produced and distributed by Alpha Lambda Delta's national organization. Included are directories of national council members, two editions of the organization's constitution, handbooks for officers and faculty advisors, seven issues of the Alpha Lambda Delta Newsletter, and a copy of an organizational history titled 75 Years in Alpha Lambda Delta.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2.1
Directory of National Council Members
1986-1992
2.2
Constitutions
circa 1990-1992
2.3
Handbooks
1986-1993
2.4
Alpha Lambda Delta Newsletter
1994-1996
2.5
75 Years in Alpha Lambda Delta
1999

Series 3:  Scrapbook, 1933-1952Return to Top

Series 3 is comprised of a scrapbook compiled by members of the Oregon State University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta. It includes includes photographs, lists of members, clippings, and ephemera from 1933 to 1952. The photographs consist predominantly of individual portrait prints of members; group photographs of chapter members; and images of programs and activities. The newspaper clippings provide information about new members, initiation activities, and programs of the organization. Of special note are articles about activities of the organization during World War II including war bond drives and farm labor drives to assist Benton County farmers with their crops. Articles about women who worked on seed farms and hop yards and in harvesting carrots and beets are part of the scrapbook. The scrapbook also features a chart showing the number of members who completed their degrees at Oregon State for the period 1933-1942.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.1
Oregon State College Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Scrapbook
1933-1952