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Kappa Alpha Theta, Toledo Alumni Chapter - MS 703

Introduction | Agency History | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The records of the Toledo Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta date from 1922-1993. The collection consists of bylaws, minutes, correspondence, rush recommendations philanthropies and projects, officer reports, committee reports, chapter and district reports, yearbooks, financial documents, scrapbooks, news clippings, newsletters, certificates, and photographs.

The records were donated and transferred to the Center for Archival Collections in February 1995 with the cooperation of Mrs. Marilyn Wendler. There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The collection was processed and finding aid completed by Audrey Burkley in February 1999.

Agency History

At some point in time between 1917 and 1919, a small group of Toledo Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae assembled to complete some sewing for the University of Michigan collegiate chapter. As these women met, they felt a need to form a Toledo Alumnae Chapter. In 1922, the Toledo Theta Club was established. On June 28, 1940, a Charter was granted and the installation of the Toledo Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was held.

The Toledo Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta became involved in many philanthropies throughout the community. The Miami Children's Center has become a main focus for the local Thetas.

The goals of the Toledo Alumnae Chapter are: "To encourage more Thetas in the area to attend at least one meeting or participate in one of our activities; To provide fun and friendship for area alumnae through a varied program of activities; To have fundraising projects that are adequate to support our local and national philanthropic activities; To foster an atmosphere for members to build and renew Theta friendships; and, To develop qualities of leadership within the group." The Chapter continues in these activities today.

Scope and Content

The Toledo Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta collection contains records dating from 1922 to 1993. Of research interest are the bylaws and minutes which include information on the Chapter's organization, activities, projects and policies. The minutes date from 1922 to 1993, however several gaps occur; between 1938 and 1942, 1944 and 1949, 1971 and 1973, and 1983 to 1993. Histories of the Chapter written by members are also very helpful to the researcher. Correspondence, scattered throughout the early years and more complete from 1969 to 1986, is largely from the Chapter officers to members.

The subject files contain specific information about the Chapter's community and philanthropic activities, in particular, the Miami Children's Center. These files date from the 1960s-1970s. Also included in the subject files are rush recommendations and reports, and Founders' Day programs. Chapter, officer and committee reports which date from the 1940s through the 1970s, provide details on the duties and activities of the Chapter, its officers and such committees as the sewing committee, local projects committee and special events committee. Illustrating activities and functions of the district and national offices of Kappa Alpha Theta are the reports from the District, Grand Conventions, and Panhellenic Council. These reports also date from the 1940s through the 1970s. The Chapter's treasurer's reports provide information on the income and expenses incurred by the Chapter in implementing their goals and objectives and these date from 1958 to 1981.

More general information about the Chapter can be found in the yearbooks (1936-1986), scrapbooks (1940-1980), newsclippings (1945-1993), newsletters and news releases (1957-1993). A few photographs and negatives are included which document Founders' Day activities and community projects.

Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

HISTORICAL RECORDS
1952-1980, n.d.
Arranged chronologically by topic.
Includes chapter histories, lists of officers, goals and objectives.

BYLAWS
1972-1978, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Includes information on the organization and structure of the Chapter as well as duties of officers.

MINUTES
1922-1938, 1942-1944, 1949-1963, 1968-1970, 1974-1983, 1993, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Includes documentation on business meetings and programs of the Chapter.

CORRESPONDENCE
1933-1986,n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Includes letters and memos from officers to chapter members.

SUBJECT FILES

RUSH RECOMMENDATIONS
1949-1980
Arranged chronologically
Includes rush reports, president's notebook, past president recommendations.

FOUNDERS' DAY
1949-1953, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Includes programs and speeches.

PROJECTS
1951-1981
Arranged chronologically by topic
Includes files on national and local projects and fund-raising projects.

PHILANTHROPIES
1960-1982, n.d.
Arranged chronologically by topic
Includes involvement with the Miami Children's Center and other community projects.

FESTIVALS
1960-1974
Arranged chronologically
Includes information about the annual Flaming Festival.

REPORTS

OFFICER REPORTS
1957-1979
Arranged chronologically
Includes annual reports from the president and various officers.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
1926-1977
Arranged chronologically by topic
Includes annual reports from various committees.

CHAPTER REPORTS
1940-1980, n.d.
Arranged chronologically by topic
Includes Toledo Chapter reports, Alumnae reports, Grand Convention and Panhellenic reports.

DISTRICT REPORTS
1941-1982
Arranged chronologically
Includes District reports, Fraternity Trends, change of address forms.

LITERARY DOCUMENTS

YEARBOOKS
1936-1986
Arranged chronologically
Includes annual program books for the Chapter

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

TREASURER'S REPORTS
1958-1981
Arranged chronologically
Includes records of income and expenses.

JOURNALS
1926-1978
Arranged chronologically
Includes Treasurer's Books, Savings Account Books and Operating Budgets.

SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL

SCRAPBOOKS
1940-1980
Arranged chronologically
Includes newspaper clippings, programs, community events and pictures of members.

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
1945-1993, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Includes newspaper clippings concerning events and club members.

PRINTED MATERIALS

NEWSLETTERS AND NEWS RELEASES
1957-1993
Arranged chronologically
Includes newsletters to alumnae members and news releases about the Chapter and the Fraternity.

CERTIFICATES
1952-1982
Arranged chronologically
Includes certificates of achievement and appreciation for club projects.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
1970-1982, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Includes pictures, slides and negatives of events in the Chapter's history.

ARTIFACTS

ARTIFACTS
n.d.
Includes a Kappa Alpha Theta banner and a Pansy Pin.

Inventory

Box 1

Folder

  1. Chapter histories, 1952, 1976, 1977, n.d.
  2. Goals, bylaws, officer duties, lists, 1974-1980
  3. Bylaws with suggestions for revisions, 1974-1978
  4. Officer Duties, 1974-1975
  5. Officer Duties, 1972, 1976
  6. Officer Duties, 976-1977
  7. Minutes, 1922-1924
  8. Minutes, Oct. 1924-June 1929
  9. Minutes, Sept. 1929-June 1932
  10. Minutes, Sept. 1932-Oct. 1938
  11. Minutes, May 1942-May 1944
  12. Minutes, June 1949-Sept. 1954
  13. Minutes, May 1953-May 1955
  14. Minutes, May 1955-March 1956
  15. Minutes, April 1956-Nov. 1957
  16. Minutes, Feb. 1958-Nov. 1958
  17. Minutes, Feb. 1959-May 1962
  18. Minutes, Sept. 1962-Nov. 1963
  19. Minutes, March 1966-April 1968
  20. Minutes, Sept. 1968-Oct. 1969
  21. Minutes, 1970
  22. Minutes, July 1974-Nov. 1974
  23. Minutes, Feb. 1975-Dec.1976
  24. Minutes, Feb. 1977-Dec. 1978
  25. Minutes, Feb. 1979-Feb. 1983
  26. Minutes, 1993
  27. Minutes, n.d.
  28. Officer Lists, n.d.
  29. Membership Lists, 1979
  30. Members Sign-in Book/lists, 1940-1986
  31. Correspondence, 1933-1945
  32. Correspondence, 1969
  33. Correspondence, 1970
  34. Correspondence, 1971
  35. Correspondence, 1972
  36. Correspondence, 1973
  37. Correspondence, 1974
  38. Correspondence, 1975
  39. Correspondence, 1976
  40. Correspondence, 1977
  41. Correspondence, 1978
  42. Correspondence, 1979
  43. Correspondence, 1980
  44. Correspondence, 1981
  45. Correspondence, 1982
  46. Correspondence, 1985
  47. Correspondence, 1986
  48. Correspondence, n.d.
  49. Memos, 1971-1980
  50. Rush recommendations-Delta Omega, 1974-1976
  51. Rush-President's Notebook, 1949-1951
  52. Rush-Past President's suggestions/files 1980
  53. Rush-reports, 1976-1977
  54. Founders' Day Programs, 1949, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1968, 1969-1972
  55. Founders' Day Programs, 1974-1979, 1981, 1983-1985
  56. Founders' Day Programs, 1986-1993
  57. Founders' Day Speech, 1979
  58. National Projects, 1951-1952, 1972-1973, 1979, 1981
  59. Philanthropy Projects, scattered dates
  60. Miami Children's Center, 1972-1974
  61. Miami Children's Center, 1975-1982
  62. Miami Children's Center-history of involvement, n.d.
  63. Miami Children's Center, n.d.
  64. Community Involvement project, 1975
  65. Flaming Festival, 1960-1974, scattered dates

Box 2

Folder

  1. President's Reports, 1957-1961, 1970-1971
  2. Vice-President's Reports, 1958-1962, 1965-1977
  3. Corresponding Secretary's Reports, 1957-1959, 1972-1977
  4. Program Chairman Reports, 1957-1959
  5. Social Chairman Reports, 1960-1961, 1975-1977
  6. Telephone Chairman Reports, 1957-1959
  7. Ways and Means Chairman Reports, 1957-1958
  8. Fraternity Education Chairman Reports, 1957-1958
  9. Yearbook Chairman Reports, 1957-1959, 1967-1968, 1975, 1978-1979
  10. Sewing Committee Reports, 1960-1961
  11. Special Events Committee Reports, 1958
  12. Miami Children's Center Committee, 1976, 1977
  13. Nominating Committee Reports, 1958-1959
  14. Hospital Committee Reports, 1926, 1927, 1930
  15. Local Projects Committee Reports, 1958-1959
  16. Hospitality Committee Reports, 1958-1961, 1970-1971
  17. Toledo Chapter Reports, 1940-1980
  18. Toledo Alumnae Report, n.d.
  19. Convention Report, n.d.
  20. Grand Convention Reports, 1957, 1958, 1964. 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1980
  21. Panhellenic Reports, 1967, 1970-1971, 1975-1977
  22. District Reports, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1970-1977
  23. Fraternity Trends Reports, 1966-1968, 1971 1972, 1980-1982
  24. Change of address forms, 1977-1978
  25. Yearbooks, 1935-1940
  26. Yearbooks, 1940-1944
  27. Yearbooks, 1944-1949
  28. Yearbooks, 1950-1954
  29. Yearbooks, 1954-1958
  30. Yearbooks, 1960-1965
  31. Yearbooks, 1965-1970
  32. Yearbooks, 1970-1975
  33. Yearbooks, 1975-1978
  34. Yearbooks, 1975-1986
  35. Treasurer's Reports, 1958-1981
  36. Treasurer's Book, 1926-1944
  37. Savings Account Book, 1942-1944
  38. Treasurer's Book, 1944-1947
  39. Operating Budget, 1972-1978

Box 3

Folder

  1. Newspaper clippings, 1945-1993
  2. Newspaper clippings, n.d.
  3. Newsletters, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1968-1982, 1987, 1991-1993
  4. News releases, 1974, 1976, 1977
  5. Certificates, 1952, 1962, 1974, 1980, 1982
  6. Photographic materials-picnics and Founders' Day, 1984, 1986, n.d.
  7. Negatives, n.d.
  8. Founders' Day photographs, n.d.
  9. Flaming Festival photographs, n.d.
  10. Community Involvement Project, 1974
  11. Convention slides, 1970
  12. Banner
  13. Pansy Pin

Wrapped

  1. Scrapbook, 1940-1946
  2. Scrapbook, 1946-1960
  3. Scrapbook, 1960-1962
  4. Scrapbook, 1962-1976
  5. Scrapbook, 1967-1973
  6. Scrapbook, 1969-1971
  7. Scrapbook, 1978-1980

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