Register of the Alpha Omega Club (Stockton, Calif.) Records, 1905-1973

Processed by Daryl Morrison; rev. by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Alpha Omega Club (Stockton, Calif.) Records, 1905-1973

Collection number: Mss189

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Daryl Morrison; rev. by Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994; 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

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).

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: 1911-1948

 

1.1: Copy of charter, undated, unsigned

 

1.2: Minute book: February 1913 - August 1918

 

1.3: Scrapbook March 1925 - March 1928

 

1.4: Ledger book of Dues: January 1927- October 1929

 

1.5: 1911-June 13, 1937

 

1.6: September 25, 1937-June 7, 1941. The Alpha Omega 2nd Birthday Club Book

 

1.7: Scrapbook: September 1939 - June 1941

 

1.8: Book III The Alpha Omega Birthday Club. Minute Book Sept. 4, 1941 to Jan. 8, 1948

 

BOX 2: 1948-1973

 

2.1: Jan. 1, 1948 - December 9, 1952

 

2.2: 1952-1958

 

2.3: Small notebook recording dues of 50 cents, October 1947 to December 31, 1952

 

2.4: January 19, 1959 to May 26, 1964

 

2.5: October 29, 1964-April 1, 1967 at back newspaper clippings. May 1, 1967- May 14, 1970. Photos from 1938 and 1944 at back

 

2.6: May 29, 1970-November 27, 1972 (last meeting recorded) Newspaper clippings to 1973. Three photographs at back, circa 1932

 

2.7: Birthday Club Misc.

 

Envelope of 38 photographs, 5 negatives. Group shots, ca. 1932-1964. (primarily 1930s, one earlier ca. 1905)

 

Envelope from McGee, Berkeley Heights N.J to Mrs. R.C. McGee, Stockton, Photographs of groups, identified on back, 8 photos

 

Envelope to Claire. Card from Birthday Club Girls, 2 photos, December 8,1952.

 

Cash Book Jan. 25-1936-June 5, 1947. Dues at 30 cents

 

Birthday Club January 1, 1961-May 1966. Dues at 50 cents