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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority collection,

Title
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority collection, 1960-1995.
Author
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
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Description
1.4 lin. ft. (1 record carton, 1 archival box)
Subjects
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
  • Books and magazines transferred to General Research and Reference Division.
Source (note)
  • Josephine Gordon (New York Alumnae Chapter) and Queens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Biography (note)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an international membership organization of college educated women, predominately black. The New York Alumnae Chapter, Delta's first graduate chapter, was founded in 1920, focusing particularly on the Harlem community. The chapter provides programs for the elderly at the Greater Harlem Nursing Home and for youth, including scholarships and developing and implementing educational and cultural projects. The chapter also sponsors and supports events in the performing and visual arts and letters.
  • The Queens Alumnae Chapter was chartered in 1951 and is based in Jamaica. Among the programs it sponsors is Project Cherish, a national preservation and beautification program of African-American landmarks, monuments and historic sites, created in 1992. The Queens chapter is a sponsor of the Lewis Latimer House Fund, Inc. through its support and sponsorship of fund raising events. The chapter is also involved with the Teen Lift Program, providing first hand educational and travel experiences for students via annual tours to historically black colleges and universities.
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  • Preliminary finding aid available.
Call Number
Sc MG 357
Author
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Title
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority collection, 1960-1995.
Summary
The Delta Sigma Theta Collection is comprised of two series: the New York Alumnae Chapter and the Queens Alumnae Chapter, and discusses the activities sponsored by these chapters, as well as some of the regional and national programs of the Sorority.
The series, New York Alumnae Chapter records includes the constitution and by-laws, a history, meeting agendas, correspondence regarding programs and projects in which the sorority was involved, and grants that it was awarded. There are numerous programs for the many events sponsored by the New York Alumnae Chapter, the New York Metropolitan Chapters, other chapters, Eastern Regional conferences and conventions, and National conventions. Among the events represented are May Week and other cultural performances, various forums including political action, tributes, as well as dances and a host of social activities. The New York State Political Action Forum file, 1988-1990, contains some information regarding the forums dedicated to economic and political empowerment, media and education. This series also houses invitations for events sponsored by the New York and other chapters, as well as flyers, press releases and news clippings.
The series, Queens Alumnae Chapter records also provides information about the types of programs offered. Included is a report National prepared relating to members' occupations and African-American social issues, ca. 1997, newsletters, and programs and flyers for chapter and regional events such as the annual historically black colleges and universities tours.
Biography
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an international membership organization of college educated women, predominately black. The New York Alumnae Chapter, Delta's first graduate chapter, was founded in 1920, focusing particularly on the Harlem community. The chapter provides programs for the elderly at the Greater Harlem Nursing Home and for youth, including scholarships and developing and implementing educational and cultural projects. The chapter also sponsors and supports events in the performing and visual arts and letters.
The Queens Alumnae Chapter was chartered in 1951 and is based in Jamaica. Among the programs it sponsors is Project Cherish, a national preservation and beautification program of African-American landmarks, monuments and historic sites, created in 1992. The Queens chapter is a sponsor of the Lewis Latimer House Fund, Inc. through its support and sponsorship of fund raising events. The chapter is also involved with the Teen Lift Program, providing first hand educational and travel experiences for students via annual tours to historically black colleges and universities.
Indexes
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Research Call Number
Sc MG 357
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