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COLLECTION Identifier: A-150

Records of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, 1954-1968

Overview

Biographies, autobiographies, articles, etc., of Delta Kappa Gamma Society (Mich.), the Michigan branch of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for women teachers.

Dates

  • 1954-1968

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
One of the projects of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society is to keep biographical information on women who pioneered in the teaching profession and on influential contemporary teachers. This collection consists of typescript biographies and autobiographies, most written by members of the Michigan Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and published articles in Michigan Heritage, Michigan History, and The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin about pioneer women teachers in Michigan. Also included are two publications: Brief History of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Michigan, 1938-1961, and Charlotte, 1863-1963. The latter, written for the centennial of the founding of Charlotte, Michigan, includes information about some Charlotte women.

HISTORY

The National Delta Kappa Gamma Society was founded in 1929 by Annie Webb Blanton in Austin, Texas, as an association of women teachers. The motivation behind organizing such a society was that "[women] might accomplish more through a special organization working together for what women teachers especially need." Furthermore, "[the organization] should be composed of experienced teachers, more or less permanently in the profession." In 1938, Michigan teachers joined the National Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 815, 969

The papers of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Michigan were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Society in October 1964 and 1965, 1968.

Processing Information

Reprocessed: May 1984

By: Christine Marshall
Link to catalog
Title
Delta Kappa Gamma Society (Mich.). Records of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, 1954-1968: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00548

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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