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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Executive Board Meetings

Executive Board Meetings

Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings

Administrative- Conventions

Deceased Sorors- Virginia State Clusters

Photographs, Anniversary - Community Action Forum

Photographs, Community Outreach - Mildred Dudley Peters

Plaques

Restricted- closed to the public

Miscellaneous Materials



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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Records, 1940-2016 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Lee Furr

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Collection Overview

Title: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Records, 1940-2016Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1993-2014

ID: 001/01/MSS 2017-023

Primary Creator: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter

Extent: 11.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by topic.

Date Acquired: 04/10/2017

Subjects: African American women, African American women--Societies and clubs, African American women college students, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter, Greek letter societies, Norfolk (Va.)--History, Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century, Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--21st century, Organizations, Women--Socialization, Women--Societies and clubs

Forms of Material: Awards, Biographies (documents), Bylaws (administrative records), Clippings (information artifacts), Fliers (printed matter), Handbooks, Minutes (administrative records), Newsletters, Pamphlets, Photographs, Plaques (flat objects), Publications (document genre)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of the organizational records of the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and documents the chapter's outreach efforts, activities, and achievements. Committees include: Arts and Letters, Delta Academy, Habitat for Humanity, Hospitality, Life Development, May Week, Pan Hellenic, Policies and Procedures, Program, Project, Scholarship, Social, and Social Action. The collection includes committee reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, constitution and bylaws, policies and procedures, guidelines, handbooks, bio-sketches, newsletters, news-clippings, awards, outreach efforts, program development, documents covering events and scholarships, pamphlets, publications, and photographs.

Most of the records span between the 1990s-2014; however, some documents date back to the 1940s. Among the events represented are May Week, the chapter's 85th Anniversary, cultural performances, forums, tributes, and various social activities.

Biographical Note

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority officially began in January 1913 when twenty-two African-American female college students from Howard University in Washington, D.C. founded the private, not-for-profit organization. Their mission was to create a sisterhood of African-American female college graduates who encouraged academic excellence, promoted community development and sponsored those in need primarily within the African-American community. Mu Sigma Chapter, chartered in September 1929 in Norfolk, Virginia, was the first chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to be formed in the state of Virginia.  Mu Sigma Chapter consisted of eleven members from Norfolk, Hampton and Newport News in Virginia and Elizabeth City in North Carolina.  In response to a growing number of sorority members in the Tidewater area during the 1940s, the chapter was reorganized to consist of only Delta members from Norfolk, and thus changed its name to the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter.

Subject/Index Terms

African American women
African American women--Societies and clubs
African American women college students
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter
Greek letter societies
Norfolk (Va.)--History
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--21st century
Organizations
Women--Socialization
Women--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers. Some materials may be restricted due to privacy concerns.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter by donation

Preferred Citation: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Records, MSS 2017-023, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed September 2018.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Executive Board Meetings, 1988-2008],
[Box 2: Executive Board Meetings, 2009-2012, 2001-2003, 2007-2009],
[Box 3: Chapter Meetings, 1987-2008],
[Box 4: Chapter Meetings, 2009-2012],
[Box 5: Administrative- Conventions, 1963-2016],
[Box 6: Deceased Sorors- Virginia State Clusters, 1940-2018],
[Box 7: Photographs, Anniversary - Community Action Forum, 1983-2015],
[Box 8: Photographs, Community Outreach - Mildred Dudley Peters, 1988-2013],
[Box 9: Plaques, 1929, 1997, 2000, 2003-2006, 2009-2010, 2015],
[Box 10: Restricted- closed to the public, 1993-2011],
[Box 11: Miscellaneous Materials, circa 1984-2018],
[All]

Box 4: Chapter Meetings, 2009-2012Add to your cart.

This box contains minutes and supporting documents for chapter meetings. There are gaps in this collection. Minutes that are not in this box include:

2009 January, February, May

2010 April-May, September, November-December

2011 April

2012 February-March, May

Folder 1: Chapter Meeting, 2009 January 3Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chapter Meeting, 2009 February 7Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chapter Meeting, 2009 March 7Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Chapter Meeting, 2009 April 11Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chapter Meeting, 2009 June 6Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Summer Workshop, 2009 July 18Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Chapter Meeting, 2009 September 5Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chapter Meeting, 2009 October 3Add to your cart.
Includes Fortitude Gazette, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Newsletter.
Folder 9: Chapter Meeting, 2009 November 7Add to your cart.
Includes Fortitude Gazette, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Newsletter.
Folder 10: Chapter Meeting, 2009 December 5Add to your cart.
Includes Fortitude Gazette, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Newsletter.
Folder 11: Chapter Meeting, 2010 January 2Add to your cart.
Includes Fortitude Gazette, Norfolk Alumnae Newsletter.
Folder 12: Chapter Meeting, 2010 February 11Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Chapter Meeting, 2010 March 6Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Chapter Meeting, 2010 April 3Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Chapter Meeting, 2010 May 1Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Chapter Meeting, 2010 June 5Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Chapter Meeting, 2010 September - DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Parliamentary Procedures, circa 2010Add to your cart.
Includes a photocopy of an undated history (source unknown) of the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter, previously known as Mu Sigma. There is also a photocopy of an undated history (source unknown) of the Alpha Eta Chapter at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, formerly known as Virginia State College for Negroes.
Folder 19: Chapter Meeting, 2011 January 8Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Chapter Meeting, 2011 February 4Add to your cart.
Includes description of the Miss Jabberwock Cotillion Program.
Folder 21: Chapter Meeting, 2011 March 5Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Chapter Meeting, 2011 April 2Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Chapter Meeting, 2011 May 7Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Chapter Meeting, 2011 June 4Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Chapter Meeting, 2011 September 10Add to your cart.
Includes Fortitude Gazette, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Newsletter, volume 1, issue 1.
Folder 26: Chapter Meeting, 2011 October 1Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Chapter Meeting, 2011 November 5Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Chapter Meeting, 2011 December 3Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Chapter Meeting, 2012 January 7Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Chapter Meeting, 2012 February 4Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Chapter Meeting, 2012 March 3Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Chapter Meeting, 2012 April 7Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Chapter Meeting, 2012 May 5Add to your cart.
Includes a photocopy of Fortitude Gazette, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Newsletter.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Executive Board Meetings, 1988-2008],
[Box 2: Executive Board Meetings, 2009-2012, 2001-2003, 2007-2009],
[Box 3: Chapter Meetings, 1987-2008],
[Box 4: Chapter Meetings, 2009-2012],
[Box 5: Administrative- Conventions, 1963-2016],
[Box 6: Deceased Sorors- Virginia State Clusters, 1940-2018],
[Box 7: Photographs, Anniversary - Community Action Forum, 1983-2015],
[Box 8: Photographs, Community Outreach - Mildred Dudley Peters, 1988-2013],
[Box 9: Plaques, 1929, 1997, 2000, 2003-2006, 2009-2010, 2015],
[Box 10: Restricted- closed to the public, 1993-2011],
[Box 11: Miscellaneous Materials, circa 1984-2018],
[All]


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