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Alpha Delta Kappa, Ohio Kappa Chapter, Records (MS-596)

Identifier: MS-596

Scope and Contents

Series I: Administrative, contains meeting minutes, attendance sheets, meeting announcements, event programs, newspaper clippings, thank you letters of donation, cards/notes to fellow members, Meeting Agendas, Pearls of Achievement Awards, annual event information sheets, activity sheets, Altruistic reports, and chapter information and guidelines dating from 1959-2015.

Series II: Financial, contains treasurer reports, savings and checking account records, chapter audits and member payment records, dating from 1959-2012.

Series III: Scrapbooks, contains photos, programs, copies of a Proclamation from the Mayor, Membership photos and names, awards, and crafts circa 1950-2012.

Series IV: Photographs, contains photos of annual events, official group photos, individual member photos, and photos of members doing activities, circa 1960-2010.


  • Creation: 1959-2017


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority is an organization for women in the educational field. Founded in 1947 by Agnes Shipman Robertson, Marie Neal, Marion Southall and Hattie Poppino. This sorority focuses on improving the professional lives of its members, as well as support the chapter communities in education and charity. The Ohio Kappa chapter was established in 1959. The chapter has achieved the sorority’s mission in education through organization events and community outreach. They made bags for the homeless for community outreach and organized holiday parties or events for the members of the organization. By attending seminars, meetings, conferences etc. The members of the Ohio Kappa were able to improve the education of its members and the local community.


3.27 linear feet

Language of Materials



Photographs, scrapbooks, minutes, treasurer notes, and program booklets providing memorabilia of meetings and events hosted by the Ohio Kappa Chapter in the span of 1959-2012.


The collection is divided into 4 series:

  1. Series I: Administrative, 1959-2015
  2. Series II: Financial, 1959-2012
  3. Series III: Scrapbooks, circa 1950-2008
  4. Series IV: Photographs, circa 1960- 2010

Other Finding Aids

The finding aid is available on the Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries web site at It is also available in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Wright State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives by Debi Koch, chapter president, on behalf of the organization, in July 2017.


Organization is still operational, additions to the collection may be expected in the future.

Related Materials

MS-581: Alpha Delta Kappa, Epsilon Scrapbooks

Separated Materials

Scrapbooks in the collection were moved to their own separate storage boxes for their own preservation and storage. The individual photos not attached to the scrapbooks have been gathered and put into their own box for preservation and storage.

Processing Information

The photographs have been placed in the best estimated order for which they have been produced in the photo box, from oldest to the most recent.

Guide to the Alpha Delta Kappa, Ohio Kappa Chapter, Records (MS-596)
Lisa Rickey
2021 May 5
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The collection was processed and preserved thanks to the generous financial support of Alpha Delta Kappa, Ohio Kappa Chapter.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA