Record Series 652 contains the administrative files created by the Active members of Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. The files include
minutes and notebooks, policies, correspondence, membership rituals and activities, calendars of events, photographs, newspaper
clippings, memorabilia, and a history of the sorority.
The Chi Alpha Delta Sorority is the first Asian American sorority in the United States. Chi Alpha Delta was organized at UCLA's
Vermont Ave. campus in May 1928 by fourteen charter members, under the guidance of Helen Matthewson Laughlin, Dean of Women
(1919-1946). Before its establishment at the current UCLA campus in Westwood, the sorority was called the "A.O. Society".
The sorority's founding mission was to promote friendships, cooperation, and social activities among Japanese women students
at UCLA (Japanese women students had been attending UCLA since 1922, but this was the first attempt to formally organize as
a sorority). Chi Alpha Delta was officially recognized by UCLA on April 5, 1929 and was granted full university privileges
in 1962. The sorority is now open to all women students.
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