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.
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.
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.
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.