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Call No.: A-150
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Delta Kappa Gamma Society (Mich.)
Title: Records of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, 1954-1968
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Biographies, autobiographies, articles, etc., of Delta Kappa Gamma Society (Mich.), the Michigan branch of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for women teachers.
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.
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.