Whitman College Delta Delta Delta records, 1923-2005  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Delta Delta Delta. Theta Omicron Chapter (Walla Walla, Wash.)
Title
Whitman College Delta Delta Delta records
Dates
1923-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
12.75 linear feet, (6 boxes)
Collection Number
WCA020
Summary
The Delta Delta Delta collection details the history of the Whitman College Theta Omicron chapter of the national sorority, which operated on campus from 1923 to 2005. Contains scrapbooks, photographs, academic files, and administrative records of a Whitman College sorority.
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The first chapter of Delta Delta Delta was founded in 1888 at Boston University. In 1919, the Sigma Gamma local sorority was founded at Whitman College and granted a charter by the faculty overseers. The group sent a petition to the National Council of Delta Delta Delta in 1922 to become chartered. Whitman's Theta Omicron chapter was installed on January 20, 1923 as the 62nd chapter of the fraternity. In May 2005, the Executive Office of Delta Delta Delta withdrew the charter of the Theta Omicron Chapter because of consistent and continuing low membership. The Delta Delta Delta chapter room has functioned as the Spirituality room since then.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Delta Delta Delta collection holds extensive social, and organizational records of the sorority. This includes of scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, publications and official reports held by the Theta Omicron chapter.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated to the archives by Kris Berry in August 2005.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1:  Chapter and Pledge Class Scrapbooks, 1923-2003Return to Top

Scrapbooks document sorority functions and the activities of Tri Delta members through photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Accreditation files
2004-2005
7 2
Correspondence
1985-2005
7 3-5
Dance and event programs
1920-1949
7 6
Financial records
1995-1996
7 7
Leadership and scholarship materials
1980-1990
7 8
Meeting minutes
1964-1967
7 9
Membership Recruitment Binder
2004
7 12
Newspaper articles
1963-1984
7 10
New Member Education
undated
7 11
New Member Educator Notebook
2004-2005
7 14
Officer reports
1995-1997
7 23
Pledge events
undated
7 24
Pledge manuals
1943-1995
7 25
Pledge materials
2004
7 26
Policies
2002
7 27
Publications
1994-1997
7 28
Social events
1957-2005
7 13
Officer notebook: Vice President
2004-2005
7 29-33
Songbooks
1925-1985

2:  Administrative Files, 1989-2005Return to Top

Administrative files, most of which were created in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, contain records concerning topics such as membership recruitment, education of new members, policies, and planning for programs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Scrapbook
1923-1932
1
Scrapbook
1933-1943
1
Scrapbook
1944-1952
1
Scrapbook
1953-1962
1
Scrapbook
1963-1972
2
Scrapbook
1923-1934
2
Scrapbook
1936-1940
2
Scrapbook
1939-1941
2
Scrapbook
circa 1944
2
Scrapbook
1946-1947
2
Scrapbook
1947
2
Scrapbook
circa 1949
2
Scrapbook
circa 1950
2
Scrapbook
circa 1954
2
Scrapbook
circa 1954
3
Scrapbook
1946
3
Scrapbook
1947-1948
3
Scrapbook
circa 1950
3
Scrapbook
circa 1950-1951
3
Scrapbook
circa 1952
3
Scrapbook
circa 1953
3
Scrapbook
circa 1953-1954
3
Scrapbook
circa 1955
3
Scrapbook
1955-1956
3
Scrapbook
1956
4
Scrapbook
1956-1957
4
Scrapbook
1957-1958
4
Scrapbook
1970-1971
4
Scrapbook
1980
4
Scrapbook
1981
4
Scrapbook
1987
4
Scrapbook
1991-1992
4
Scrapbook
1995-1996
4
Scrapbook
2000-2001
5
Scrapbook
1982
5
Scrapbook
1982
5
Scrapbook
1984
5
Scrapbook
1990
5
Scrapbook
1992-1993
5
Scrapbook
1993-1994
5
Scrapbook
1994-1995
5
Scrapbook
1997
5
Scrapbook
2002
5
Scrapbook
2003
6
Scrapbook
1976
6
Scrapbook
1976
6
Scrapbook
1977
6
Scrapbook
1977
6
Scrapbook
1977
6
Scrapbook
1978
6
Scrapbook
1978
6
Scrapbook
1979
6
Scrapbook
1979
6
Scrapbook
1982
8
Scrapbook
1953
8
Scrapbook
1991
6
Scrapbook
1930

3:  Photographs, 1930-2005Return to Top

This series contains candid photographs of sorority members from the 1930s to the 1990s, and composite portraits from the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 15-22
Photographs
1930-1990
Folder object
Photographs: Oversize composites
1978-2005

4:  Memorabilia, 1985-1998Return to Top

This series contains memorabilia items created by the sorority, primarily to commemorate events and dances.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box object
9 3
Glass: Masquerade Ball fall formal
1998
9 5
Glass: Two-Lip Tango, spring formal
1997
9 4
Glass: Moonlight Masquerade, spring formal
1990 April 7
9 1
Boxer shorts: Pledge dance
1985
object
1
Wooden paddle
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Greek letter societies--Washington (state)--Walla Walla
  • Women college students--Washington (state)--Walla Walla
  • Women--Education (higher)--Washington (state)--Walla Walla

Corporate Names

  • Whitman College. Delta Delta Delta. Theta Omicron Chapter--Archives
  • Whitman College--Students