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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Chapter, Records, 1928-1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Alpha State Organization (Tex.)
Title: Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Chapter, Records
Dates: 1928-1992
Abstract: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is a professional honorary society of women educators. Dr. Annie Webb Blanton and friends founded it in 1929 at the University of Texas at Austin. Correspondence, files, printed material and some photographs detail the activities of the Alpha Chapter, as well as the Society at the state and national levels.
Accession No.: 92-371
OCLC No.: 951987016
Extent: 3 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is a professional honorary society of women educators. Dr. Annie Webb Blanton and friends founded it in 1929 at the University of Texas at Austin. The purpose of the Society is promoting women in education and bringing respect and recognition to the profession. The Alpha Chapter in Austin was the first to be established; the Society now has over 3,000 chapters in 77 state organizations in 14 countries. The international headquarters are located in downtown Austin.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, files, printed material and some photographs detail the activities of the Alpha Chapter, as well as the Society at the state and national levels.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Alpha State Organization (Tex.)
Subjects
Women in education -- Texas -- History.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Beta Zeta Chapter, Records, 1962-1974

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Chapter, Records, 1928-1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, March 2005.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3S20.1 Photographs
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2.325/H123a Biographical files:
Dr. Annie Webb Blanton
Dorothy Gebauer
Dr. Anna Hiss
Various members
Correspondence:
State and national organizations, 1929-1933
National organization, 1933-1937
State organization, 1933-1937
National organization, 1937-1939
State organization, 1937-1939
State and national organizations, 1941-1943
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2.325/H123b Booklets:
Annual directory, 1933-1935
Constitution and By-Laws, 1935-1941, 1946, 1958, 1974, 1982, 1986
Ceremonies, rituals, 1971-1972, 1984, and undated
Standing rules, 1986
Handbook, 1987
History:
Society
Headquarters building, 1955-1957
Texas chapters
Ephemera, 1954, 1964, 1979, and undated
Music, 1931-1979
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2.325/H124a Alpha State
Alpha State Memorial Service, 1954-1990
International Memorial/Necrology Service:
Memorial service (Bal Harbour, Florida), 1960
Ceremony of Remembrance (Seattle, Washington), 1974
A Moment to Remember . . . A Lifetime to Honor (Chicago, Illinois), 1978
Hour of Remembrance (Detroit, Michigan), 1980
Remembering Those Who Served (Baltimore, Maryland), 1988
Celebration of Life (New Orleans, Louisiana), 1990
Ceremony of Remembrance (Louisville, Kentucky), 1992
Programs:
Area VII meeting, Alpha State, San Marcos, Texas, 1986
Regional conferences:
Northwest Regional Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1963
Southwest Regional Conference (Texas Night program; Birthday Luncheon program), San Antonio, Texas, 1967
Southwest Regional Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1975
Golden Anniversary Regional Conference, Southwest Region, Dallas, Texas, 1979
Southwest Regional Conference, Denver, Colorado, 1987
Annual state conventions, 1931-1942, 1949-1972, 1987
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2.325/H124b National conventions:
Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas, 1930
Texas Hotel, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1931
Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas, 1932
Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1933
Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1934
Tutwiler Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama, 1935
Biltmore Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1936
Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, 1937
Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 1938
Battery Park Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina, 1939
Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D. C., 1940
Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, 1943
Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California, 1946
Jung Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1956
International conventions, with reports:
Reports of the President, the Executive Secretary, the Treasurer, the Editor of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International to the International Executive Board and to the delegates assembled in convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1962
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Convention (booklet containing pictures/information: International officers, chairmen of international committees, convention hostesses, state executive board, convention chairmen), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1962
Audited combined financial statements and other financial information of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation, 1990
International convention and meetings of the international boards of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. The 61st Year, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990
Booklets, brochures, circulars, 1962-1990
Books:
"Better Selection of Better Teachers," 1943
Advanced English Grammar, by Annie Webb Blanton, 1928
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2.325/H125 Periodicals:
News of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society (International) and Delta Kappa Gamma News, 1946-1988
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2.325/H126 Lone Star News, Texas State Delta Kappa Gamma Society newsletter, 1949-1988
Convention reports, 1987-1990
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2.325/H127 Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin:
Volumes 1-9, 1934-1943
Volume 12, No. 1, November 1945
Volume 20, No. 3-4, spring and summer, 1954
Volumes 31-57, 1965-1990
Delta Kappa Gamma Headlines, Dallas, 1950
Delta Kappa Gamma Newscaster:
Chicago, Vol. 1, 1952
Chicago, Vol. 2, 1954
Minneapolis, 1958
Delta Kappa Gamma, News and Views, Dallas, 1953
Delta Kappa Gamma, Society International Newscaster:
Bal Harbour, Florida, 1960
Houston, Texas, 1972
Seattle, Washington, 1974

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