Chi Delta Phi records, 1911-1968

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Chi Delta Phi. Gleam Epsilon Chapter (University of Utah)
Title
Chi Delta Phi records
Dates
1911-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 linear feet
Collection Number
MS 0086
Summary
The Chi Delta Phi records (1911-1968) are a collection of materials reflecting the organization, growth, activities, and dissolution of the Gleam Epsilon chapter of this sorority, and its predecessor, the Order of the Gleam. The collection is comprised of a two-volume roster, a two-volume scrapbook, business records, fifteen volumes of unpublished writings of the members of the sorority, and a play.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860

Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

In the fall of 1908, a group of University of Utah women organized The Order of the Gleam, a womens literary club. In 1921 the club became the Gleam Epsilon chapter of Chi Delta Phi, a national honorary literary sorority that had been organized in Georgia in 1919. The Gleam Epsilon chapter functioned on the campus until 1951 when it disbanded; but even after the chapter's dissolution the alumnae remained an active group.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Chi Delta Phi records (1911-1968) are a collection of materials reflecting the organization, growth, activities, and dissolution of the Gleam Epsilon chapter of this sorority, and its predecessor, The Order of the Gleam. The collection is comprised of: (1) a two folume roster; (2) a two volume scrapbook, which includes newsclippings and programs; (3) business records; and (4) fifteen volumes of unpublished writings of members. In Janurary 1985, a play, The Unequal Yok was added to the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Boxes 1-4 (3.5 linear feet) were donated by Mabel Frazer in 1969.

Box 5 (0.5 linear feet) was donated in 1985 by an unknown donor.

Processing Note

Processed by Linda Herrick in 1975.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

General materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Volume
1 1-2
Roster
1A 1-2
Scrapbook
Folder
2 1
Accounts
1928-1968
2 2
Correspondence
1928-1968
2 3
Membership
2 4
Minutes
1922-1968
2 5
Programs
1940-1961
2 6
Reports
1928-1931
Volume
2 1
Accounts and two bank books
1921-1965
2 2
Minutes
1911-1918
2 3
Minutes, news clippings, programs, record book
1920-1951

Unpublished manuscripts and general materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Volume
3 1
"Aspects of Social Criticism in the Novels of Thomas Wolfe"
This is Patricia Shea Applegate's thesis manuscript.
3 2
Patricia Shea Applegatel, "The Continental"
3 3
Articles about people
3 4
Articles from LDS publications
3 5
Biographies
3 6-7
Alice Chase Burgess writings
4 1
Essays
4 2
The Litterateur
4 3-4
Plays
4 5-6
Poetry
4 7
Stories
4 8
Travel letters
5
Blanch Kendall Thomas McKey, The Unequal Yoke
This is a dramatic play in one act; it won the Improvement Era Jubilee Prize Play for MIA, in 1926. This item was added to the collection in Janurary 1985.
1926

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Literature--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence
  • Women college students--Societies and clubs--Utah

Corporate Names

  • University of Utah--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence