Finding Aid for the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Active. Scrapbooks RESTRICTED. 1929-2003.
Finding aid prepared by Dennis Bitterlich, 1997 Jun; finding aid revised by G. E. Disley, 2009 May; Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 Jan; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie and Caroline Cubé, 2013 Jun.
UCLA Library Special Collections©1997 Jun
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
Title: Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Active. Scrapbooks RESTRICTED.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 650
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.0 linear ft. (10 boxes)
Abstract: Record Series 650 contains scrapbooks produced by the active members of Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Included are two commemorative scrapbooks documenting Chi Alpha Delta's 50th anniversary celebrations in 1979 and a history of the sorority from 1929-2002. The 50th anniversary scrapbook contains contemporary photographs of charter and early members and newspaper clippings from the 1930s and 1940s.
Creator: Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. 1929-
Record Series 650 is RESTRICTED and not open for research. STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required. For access, contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk.
Contents of Record Series 650 may only be viewed by members and alumnae of the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority or with permission of the sorority.
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA University Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from the records must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA University Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Records restricted to use by members and alumnae of Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Other researchers please contact the UCLA University Archivist for further information.
This series was received from members of the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority.
[Identification of item], Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Active. Scrapbooks RESTRICTED (University Archives Record Series 650). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.
The Chi Alpha Delta Sorority is the first Asian American sorority in the United States. Chi Alpha Delta was organized in May 1928 by fourteen charter members, under the guidance of Helen Matthewson Laughlin, Dean of Women (1919-1946). The sorority's founding mission was to promote friendships, cooperation, and social activities among Japanese women students at UCLA. 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.
The fourteen charter members were: Lillian Shizu Ando, Rosa Fumiko Ando, Alyce Aiko Asahi, Chieko Goh, Fumi Iwasaki, Yone Kawatsu, Haruyo Komai, Tomiko Kusayanagi, Shizue Morey, Pauline Yuki Masuda, Mary Aiko Mizue, Haruko Ruth Saito, Kiyoko Helen Tomio, Yone Georgene Tomio.
Chi Alpha Delta was inactive from 1942 to 1945 due to the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.
From 1976-1977 onwards, each Chi Alpha Delta pledge class was given an animal name by the preceding year. The pledge class names are listed in full on the Chi Alpha Delta website: www.chialphadelta.com
Record Series 650 contains scrapbooks produced by the active members of Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Included are two commemorative scrapbooks documenting Chi Alpha Delta's 50th anniversary celebrations in 1979 and a history of the sorority from 1929-2002. The 50th anniversary scrapbook contains contemporary photographs of charter and early members and newspaper clippings from the 1930s and 1940s.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.
Record Series 650 is restricted. To view the container list for this collection, please contact UCLA University Archives.