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Delta Delta Delta Records

 Collection
Identifier: MC 551a

Scope and Content Note

The Delta Delta Delta Records collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, a pledge manual, and a membership directory.

Dates

  • Creation: 1919-2012

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply. No Interlibrary Loan. Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

The Delta Delta Delta national sorority was founded in 1818 at Boston University. The founders include Sarah Ida Shaw, Eleanor Dorcas Pond, Isabel Morgan Breed, and Florence Isabelle Stewart. In 1913, Delta Delta Delta came to the University of Arkansas, making it the fourth sorority on campus. The Delta Iota Chapter had nineteen members when it began. By 1932, the Delta Delta Delta house was completed on Maple Street, and the Delta Iota Chapter had forty members. Prominent chapter alumnae have included Louis McPhetridge Thaden, aviatrix and winner of the Bendix Transcontinental Air Race 1936; Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, poet laureate of Arkansas 1954; and Donna Axum, Miss America 1963. In 2017, the Delta Iota Chapter started renovating their 85 year old house. The $14 million project was finished in the fall of 2018, making it the largest sorority house on the University of Arkansas campus.

Extent

16.25 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged according to the sizes of the scrapbooks.

Acquisition Information

The Delta Delta Delta Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries by Delta Delta Delta

Processing Information

Margaret Martin; completed in October 2020

Title
Delta Delta Delta Records
Status
Completed
Author
Margaret Martin
Date
October 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444