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Register of the Alpha Omega Club (Stockton, Calif.) Records, 1905-1973
Mss189  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alpha Omega Club (Stockton, Calif.) Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1973
    Collection number: Mss189
    Creator: Frances McGee Atwood
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alpha Omega Club (Stockton, Calif.) Records, Mss189, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    corporate name

    Alpha and Omega Club

    topical

    Women -Societies and clubs -California

    geographical

    Stockton (Calif.) -Social life and customs

    Biography

    Alpha Omega was a women's social club and sorority. The sorority was first organized in 1905 with chapters in Sacramento, Oakland, San Jose, and Stockton, California. Minutes indicate that about 12 women attended meetings at each others homes. In the 1920s the women sewed, gossiped, and played parlor games. From the late 1930's "auction" bridge became an important activity. On April 19, 1932 the Alpha Omega Old Girls Club (or Old Girls Club of Alpha Omega) decided to become a Birthday Club. Meetings were held once a month at a member's house on or near her birthday. There would be a celebration and gifts would be given.

    Scope and Content

    The Alpha Omega Club collection consists of scrapbooks containing invitations, napkins, party favors, and score cards for card games; minutes indicating who was in attendance, describing decorations, food served, gifts given and activities; newspaper clippings of club and member activities; postcards and notes from members travelling; and group photographs of Club members (1920-1960).