Finding Aid for the Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Alumnae. Administrative files. 1931-1990.

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.
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Title: Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Alumnae. Administrative files.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 651
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.2 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Date: 1931-1990
Abstract: Record Series 651 contains the administrative files of the Alumnae Association of Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. The files document the meetings of the Alumnae and Alumnae-Active Boards, the Charter Day Committee, and related activities. Materials include: minutes and notebooks, financial records, scholarships, correspondence, programs and brochures, photographic slides, and materials relating to Chi Alpha Delta's 50th anniversary celebrations in 1979.
Creator: Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. 1929-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. Alumnae. Administrative files (University Archives Record Series 651). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Biography

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. The Chi Alpha Delta Sorority 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 Chi Alpha Delta Alumnae Association was formed on May 2, 1933 by sorority members who had graduated from UCLA. Founding members of the Association included Haruyo Komai, Kiyoko Helen Tomio, Ada Otero, Shizue Morey, Yasuko Sonoda and Alyce Ohama. A joint Alumnae-Active Board was formed on February 6, 1940.
Chi Alpha Delta was inactive from 1942 to 1945 due to the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.

Scope and Content

Record Series 651 contains the administrative files of the Alumnae Association of Chi Alpha Delta Sorority. The files document the meetings of the Alumnae and Alumnae-Active Boards, the Charter Day Committee, and related activities. Materials include: minutes and notebooks, financial records, scholarships, correspondence, programs and brochures, photographic slides, and materials relating to Chi Alpha Delta's 50th anniversary celebrations in 1979.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.

Box 1

Alumnae Board meeting minutes. 1933-1942; 1961-1972; 1973; 1976-1990.

Extent: 5 folders
Box 1

Alumnae Board Nomination Committee voting card. 1959 Jun 26.

Box 1

Alumnae-Active Board meeting minutes. 1972-1989.

Box 1

Correspondence. 1962-1983.

Box 1

Corresponding Secretary notebooks. 1962 -1967; 1968-1970; 1973-1984.

Extent: 10 folders

Scope and Contents note

Notebook for 1965-1966 includes a quiz composed of questions about contemporary advertising slogans and trademarks.
Box 1

Financial records. 1965-1990.

Box 1

Mailing list. n.d.

Box 1

Scholarships. 1957-1976.

Box 2

50th anniversary correspondence. 1979.

Box 2

50th anniversary guest book. 1979.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of some attendees.
Box 2

50th anniversary miscellaneous. 1979.

Extent: 3 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes original annotated photograph of members in 1931.
Box 2

Charter Day Committee. 1963-1966.

Box 2

Charter Day miscellaneous. 1976; 1984.

Box 2

Charter Day programs. 1963-1969; 1971-1973; 1975-1978; 1980-1985.

Extent: 2 folders
Box 3

Crest. Original design by Terry Akiyama. n.d.

Box 3

Formal presentations brochure. 1978; 1981-1982; 1986.

Box 3

Fundraisers. n.d.

Box 3

Funeral book for Yuriko Negi Kawai. 1941.

General note

Yuriko Negi Kawai sponsored Chi Alpha Delta.
Box 3

Informal presentations brochure. 1982; 1985; 1987.

Box 3

Japanese American Citizens League - Pacific South West District Council, Trust Fund Declaration. 1972 Nov 22.

Box 3

Kitagawa, Frances - speech. 1990.

General Physical Description note: 1 audio cassette tape.
Box 3

Miscellaneous notes. 1965, 1968-1970, 1973, 1980, n.d.

Box 3

Newsletters. 1966-1990.

Extent: 4 folders
Box 3

Photographic slides (35mm) of UCLA. 1964.

Box 3

Roster - Active and Alumnae Presidents. 1929-1979.

Box 3

Roster information - draft address lists. 1957, 1971-1973, 1978, n.d.

Box 3

Rosters. 1953; 1960-1968; 1970-1979; 1981-1988; 1990.

Extent: 5 folders