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Delta Kappa Gamma Society (Mich.). Records of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, 1954-1968: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

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
Date(s): 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.

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

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.

Preferred Citation:

Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Michigan. Papers, 1954-1968; item description, dates. A-150, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

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Additional Index Terms

Autobiographies
Biographies
Charlotte (Mich.)--History
Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin
Michigan Heritage
Michigan--History
Teachers
Women teachers--Societies and clubs
National Delta Kappa Gamma Society

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