Guide to the Delta Zeta Sorority Chi Chapter Scrapbook
1944

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Delta Zeta Sorority. Chi Chapter (Oregon State College)
Title: Delta Zeta Sorority Chi Chapter Scrapbook
Dates: 1944 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.15 cubic feet, including 65 photographs (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS.Delta.Zeta
Summary: The Delta Zeta Sorority Chi Chapter Scrapbook consists of information provided by former members of the chapter at Oregon State College in response to an invitation to the Chapter's 25th anniversary celebration in 1944. The responses provide information about the women's activities since graduation, especially during World War II. The Chi Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority was established in 1919 at Oregon Agricultural College.
Repository: Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://archives.library.oregonstate.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 

Content Description

The Delta Zeta Sorority Chi Chapter Scrapbook consists of responses from alumnae members to an invitation for the Chi Chapter's 25th anniversary reunion event, Chi Rendezvous, in 1944. The responses include completed biographical forms, letters, and photographs and provide information about their activities since graduation. The photographs include images of themselves as well as their families (husbands and children); many are snapshots. The responses are arranged chronologically by graduation year.

The scrapbook has responses from alumnae who attended Oregon State from the late 1910s through early 1940s, including Mercedes Bates, Alice Edwards, and Vera Garrison. Of special note are descriptions of homefront activities during World War II and military service by several of the women during the war.

Historical Note

The Chi Chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority was established at Oregon State University in 1919 and celebrated the chapter's 25th anniversary in 1944. Delta Zeta was established as a college sorority in 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Delta Zeta Sorority Chi Chapter Scrapbook, Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

The scrapbook was donated to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2011 by Wendi Tucker of Troutdale, Oregon, who purchased the book from an unknown source.

Related Materials :  

Additional information about the Chi Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority is available in the Memorabilia Collection and the Vera Garrison Collection. The Special Collections & Archives Research Center holdings include the papers of Alice L. Edwards.


Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon State College--Alumni and alumnae--Correspondence.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Greek letter societies--Oregon--Corvallis.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
    • World War, 1939-1945--Women.
      • Form or Genre Terms :
      • Photographic prints.
      • Scrapbooks.
      • Other Creators :
      • Edwards, Alice L. (Alice Leora), b. 1882.
      • Garrison, Vera Evelyn, 1917-1971.

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