University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Collector Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters
Collection Title Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Records
Identification 02/2008-011
Physical Description 5.00 linear feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

The Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters is an organization for women, which has three-fold purpose. It is dedicated to intellectual enrichment, social enhancement, and philanthropic endeavors. Founded in Houston in 1924, it is one of the oldest clubs for women in the greater metropolitan area. The organization has continued uninterrupted through wars, recessions, and most importantly, the changing role of women in society.

The organization is known for hosting a wide range of social functions, including an annual gala, luncheons, style shows, cultural events, and tours. The proceeds fund scholarships to area undergraduate students at the University of Houston. In addition, Delphian chapters meet in small discussion groups guided by seminar material focused on specific topics. Such a meeting structure illustrates the importance placed on enriching intellect by the Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters.


Scope and Contents

The collection is housed in 5 boxes and organized in 10 series: Organizational Information; The Delphian Society Manuals; Special Projects; Correspondence; Bit-O-News Newsletters; Photographic Material; Publicity Clippings; Delphian Memorial Scholarship Fund; Delphian Chapters’ Scrapbooks and Houston Delphian Assembly Scrapbooks. These series document the organization’s operations, numerous social events and scholarship fund information.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters
Genre/Form of Material:
Clippings (information artifacts)
Newsletters
Photographs
Records (documents)
Scrapbooks
Topical Term:
Nonprofit organizations -- Texas -- Houston
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Texas -- Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Detailed List of Contents

ArchonID id72680
Organizational Information

Box Folder
1 1 ArchonID id72700
Houston Delphian Assembly (Record Book) 1929-1933
2 ArchonID id72701
Houston Delphian Assembly (Binder) 1933-1937
3 ArchonID id72702
Houston Delphian Assembly (Binder) 1952-1955
4 ArchonID id72703
Alpha Zeta Chapter (Binder) 1978-1996
5 ArchonID id72704
Delphian (Binder) 1981
6 ArchonID id72705
Beta Sigma Chapter (Binder) 1984-1992
Box Folder
2 1 ArchonID id91877
Executive Board / Committee (2 Binders with duplicate information) 1988-1989
2 ArchonID id91878
Volunteer Hours 1990-1991
3 ArchonID id91879
Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters, Inc (Binder) 1992
4 ArchonID id91880
Miscellaneous



ArchonID id72681
The Delphian Society Manuals

Box Folder
2 5 ArchonID id91881
Leader’s Manual for Delphian Chapters 1925
6 ArchonID id91882
Delphian in Brief 1951
7 ArchonID id91883
Delphian Seminar Programs on Patterns for Modern Living 1964-1966
8 ArchonID id91884
Compendium 1966
9 ArchonID id91885
The Delphian Handbook n.d.
10 ArchonID id91886
The Delphian Society n.d



ArchonID id72683
Special Projects

Box Folder
3 1 ArchonID id91887
The Address of Leon Jaworski to the Houston Assembly Chapters 1968
2 ArchonID id91888
"Australia - The Romantic Adventure” Gala (Binder) 1988-1989
3 ArchonID id91889
“A Night at the Monte Carlo” Gala (Binder) 1998-1999
4 ArchonID id91890
75th Annual Diamond Anniversary Gala 2000
5 ArchonID id91891
“Stars at Night” Delphian Variety Talent Show (Binder) 2001-2002
6 ArchonID id91892
“Stars at Night” Delphian Variety Talent Show Video Tapes (Part 1 and Part 2) 2001-2002
7 ArchonID id91893
Cookbooks 1976, 1983, 2005



ArchonID id72684
Correspondence

Box Folder
4 1 ArchonID id91894
1935-1939
2 ArchonID id91895
1940-1946
3 ArchonID id91896
1953-1958
4 ArchonID id91897
1982-1991



ArchonID id72685
Bit-O-News Newsletters

Box Folder
4 5 ArchonID id91898
Article Typescripts 1969-1979
6 ArchonID id91899
Article Typescripts 1980-1989
7 ArchonID id91900
1960-1962
8 ArchonID id91901
1963-1965
9 ArchonID id91902
1966-1968
10 ArchonID id91903
1969-1971
11 ArchonID id91904
1972-1974
12 ArchonID id91905
1975-1977
13 ArchonID id91906
1978-1980
14 ArchonID id91907
1981-1983
15 ArchonID id91908
1984-1986
16 ArchonID id91909
1987-1988, 1991-1993
17 ArchonID id91910
1994-1995, 1997-1999, 2002-2005



ArchonID id72686
Photographic Material

Box Folder
4 18 ArchonID id91911
Prints 1926-1930
19 ArchonID id91912
Prints 1957-1959
20 ArchonID id91913
Prints 1960-1963
21 ArchonID id91914
Prints 1964-1969
22 ArchonID id91915
Prints 1970-1979
23 ArchonID id91916
Prints 1980-1990
24 ArchonID id91917
Prints 1992
25 ArchonID id91918
Prints 1993
26 ArchonID id91919
Prints 2001 -2002
27 ArchonID id91920
Prints, Houston Assembly Officers n.d.
28 ArchonID id91921
Prints, Houston Assembly Presidents 1955-1959
29 ArchonID id91922
Prints, Houston Assembly Presidents 1960-1970
30 ArchonID id91923
Prints, Houston Assembly Presidents 1970-1978
31 ArchonID id91924
Prints, Houston Assembly Presidents 1981-1985
32 ArchonID id91925
Prints, University of Houston Exhibits of Delphian Contributions 1960’s
33 ArchonID id91926
5 small boxes of slides
OVS_Box Item
5 1 ArchonID id91928
Negatives 1996
2 ArchonID id91929
Collages 2004



ArchonID id72687
Publicity Clippings

Box Folder
4 34 ArchonID id91930
1955-1959
35 ArchonID id91931
1960-1962
36 ArchonID id91932
1963
37 ArchonID id91933
1964
38 ArchonID id91934
1965
39 ArchonID id91935
1966
40 ArchonID id91936
1967
41 ArchonID id91937
1968-1969
42 ArchonID id91938
1970-1971
43 ArchonID id91939
1972-1976
44 ArchonID id91940
1977-1986
45 ArchonID id91941
Pubic Relations Information



ArchonID id72688
Delphian Memorial Scholarship Fund

Box Folder
4 46 ArchonID id91942
Financial Records
47 ArchonID id91943
Miscellaneous Records
OVS_Box Item
5 3 ArchonID id91944
Book of Memorial Donations (1965-1998)



ArchonID id72682
Delphian Chapters' Scrapbooks

OVS_Box Item
5 4 ArchonID id91945
Beta Nu Chapter 1982-1993
5 ArchonID id91946
Beta Nu Chapter 1982-1993



ArchonID id91875
Houston Delphian Assembly Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents
Stacked on shelves-- Not Boxed
Item
1 ArchonID id91947
History Book I 1937-1952
Item
2 ArchonID id91948
History Book II 1952-1956
Item
3 ArchonID id91949
1959-1963
Item
4 ArchonID id91950
1963-1965
Item
5 ArchonID id91951
1965-1967
Item
6 ArchonID id91952
1967-1969
Item
7 ArchonID id91953
1969-1971
Item
8 ArchonID id91954
1971-1974
Item
9 ArchonID id91955
1977-1980
Item
10 ArchonID id91956
1980-1983
Item
11 ArchonID id91957
1983-1986
Item
12 ArchonID id91958
1985-1988
Item
13 ArchonID id91959
1988-1991



ArchonID id117838
Other Delphian Scrapbooks

Item
1 ArchonID id117839
Delphian Past Presidents Club of Houston 1980-81



ArchonID id163590
Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters, 2015 Accession

Scope and Contents
Accrual of additional unprocessed materials acquired on April 28, 2015.