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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Note to Researcher

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Beta Phi Chapter, Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Beta Phi Chapter.
Title: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Beta Phi Chapter, Records
Inclusive Dates: 1926-2005
Abstract: Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was founded in 1929 as a sorority for female educators. Its mission is to promote the personal and professional growth of its members. The Beta Phi Chapter was founded in Arlington, Texas, in 1936. Approximately twenty schools in Arlington and Mansfield, Texas, have been named for members of the Beta Phi chapter. The records of the Beta Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International are primarily comprised of yearbooks and scrapbooks documenting chapter activities. The collection also contains the chapter’s charter, a golden anniversary publication, photographs and other organizational records.
Identification: AR513
Extent: 9 boxes (2.83 linear feet)
Language: Materials are inEnglish.
Repository: Special Collections,The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was founded in 1929 as a sorority for female educators. Its mission is to promote the personal and professional growth of its members. The Beta Phi Chapter was founded in Arlington, Texas, in 1936. Approximately twenty schools in Arlington and Mansfield, Texas, have been named for members of the Beta Phi chapter.

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Scope and Contents

The records of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Beta Phi Chapter document chapter activities from its founding in 1936 through 2005. The material is primarily comprised of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemera related to Beta Phi’s activities. There are also numerous yearbooks which typically contain a list of founders; excerpts from the Delta Kappa Gamma constitution; international, state and chapter officers; calendar of meetings; chapter membership list; and a list of former Beta Phi Chapter presidents. Other items include a cookbook compiled from various members’ recipes and sold as a fundraising project; a Golden Anniversary publication; the original Beta Phi Chapter charter; constitutions; a photograph; and printed material. Those researching women’s organizations and their activities in North Texas will find this collection of interest.

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Organization

The collection is arranged alphabetically and then thereunder chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International--Beta Phi Chapter (Arlington, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Women teachers--Texas--Arlington.
Women in education--Texas--Arlington.
Places
Arlington (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection.

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Related Material

  • The Presidents of Alpha State (Texas), 1929-1991. [95-819]
  • Pioneer Women Teachers of Texas, 1940. [LA2315 .T42 P56 1940]
  • Oral history interview with Martha Sanford-Hawkes, 2002 [audio recording and transcript, CT3202 .O73 S26 and CT3202 .O73 S264].

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Separated Material

Duplicate photographs, original newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation purposes, and scrapbook covers were deaccessioned from this collection.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Beta Phi Chapter, Records were in possession of Cynthia Fairchild, President, until they were donated to The University of Texas at Arlington Library Special Collections on September 17, 2007. Three additional scrapbooks in the possession of Bobbie Griffin were donated on December 10, 2009. The donation of both collections was negotiated by Brenda McClurkin, Historical Manuscripts Archivist and acknowledged by Ann Hodges, 2007 and 2009.

Citation

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Beta Phi Chapter Records, AR513, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 2007, 2009

Accessioned as 2008-6 and 2010-29.

Processing Information

Duplicate photographs and materials of no archival value were deaccessioned. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Beta Phi Chapter Records were processed and finding aid prepared by Margaret Knox-Kruschke.

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 Note to Researcher 

Items housed in folders numbered AR513-1-8 through AR513-2-2 were removed from scrapbook 7. Pages that housed photographs were photocopied to show original arrangement and photographs were placed in protective sleeves. Folder AR513-1-8 also contains items which were found loose inside the back and front pockets of scrapbook.

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Container List

 

Box
OS 209 Charter, February 29, 1936
Box Folder
1 1 Cookbook, pages 1 to 14, 1982
2 Cookbook, pages 15 to 30, 1982
3 Delta Kappa Gamma Constitution, 1946, 1994
4 Delta Kappa Gamma Golden Anniversary, 1979
Publication issued to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary.
5 Photograph, undated
6 Printed Material, 1926-2002, undated
Box
OS 534 Scrapbook 1, 1948-1961
Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemera.
Box
OS 535 Scrapbook 2, 1962-1963
Box Folder
OS 536 1 Scrapbook 3, pages 1 to 19, 1962-1963
2 Scrapbook 3, pages 20 to 38, 1962-1963
3 Scrapbook 3, pages 39 to 57, 1962-1963
4 Scrapbook 3, pages 58 to 75, 1962-1963
5 Scrapbook 3, pages 76 to 95, 1962-1963
6 Scrapbook 3, pages 96-11, 1962-1963
Box Folder
OS 537 1 Scrapbook 4, pages 1 to 20, 1963-1964
2 Scrapbook 4, pages 21 to 40, 1963-1964
3 Scrapbook 4, pages 41 to 60, 1963-1964
4 Scrapbook 4, pages 61 to 80, 1963-1964
Box Folder
OS 538 1 Scrapbook 4, pages 81 to 100, 1963-1964
2 Scrapbook 4, pages 101 to 120, 1963-1964
3 Scrapbook 4, pages 121-140, 1963-1964
4 Scrapbook 4, pages 141-163, 1963-1964
Box
OS 535 Scrapbook 5, 1979
Box Folder
1 7 Scrapbook 6, June 10-13, 1981
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha State, Texas, 52nd annual convention.
8 Scrapbook 7, 1987, undated
9 Scrapbook 7, 1996
10 Scrapbook 7, 1997-1998
11 Scrapbook 7, 1998-1999
Box Folder
2 1 Scrapbook 7, 1999-2000
2 Scrapbook 7, 2000-2001
Box
OS539 Scrapbook 8, 1988-1990
Box
OS540 Scrapbook 9, 1990-1992
Box Folder
2 3 Yearbooks, 1966-1974
Yearbooks typically contain a list of founders; excerpts from the Delta Kappa Gamma constitution; international, state and chapter officers; calendar of meetings; chapter membership list; and list of former Beta Phi Chapter presidents.
4 Yearbooks, 1983-1988
5 Yearbooks, 1988-1992
6 Yearbooks, 1993-1997
7 Yearbooks, 1997-1999
8 Yearbooks, 1999-2001
9 Yearbooks, 2001-2003
10 Yearbooks, 2003-2004
11 Yearbooks, 2004-2005

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