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Records of Phi Delta Gamma National Fraternity of Graduate Women

VOLUME: 3 linear feet

ACCESS: This collection is open to the public upon request.

COPYRIGHT: Please consult the archivist for information about duplication or publishing of any materials from this collection.

Administrative History

The Alpha Chapter of the Phi Delta Gamma's National Fraternity for Graduate Women was established at American University in 1923. Its first meeting was held on October 18, 1923. Phi Delta Gamma holds monthly and annual meetings as well as biennial national conventions. The first national convention was held on April 27, 1927. The sorority's mission is to foster a fraternal spirit among women pursuing graduate and professional courses in colleges and universities. The organization which is comprised of Chapters, each with an Executive Committee, consists of the following officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Historian, Editor, and Chairman of the Program Committee. Each Chapter was comprised of the following standing committees: Membership, Finance, Program and Social. 

Scope and Content Note

The Phi Delta Gamma Archive consists of convention proceedings and minutes (1927-2011) and Executive Committee minutes (1992-2011) including the organization's policies and procedures, bylaws, handbooks, letters, membership directories, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, 1964 history, and coat of arms.

Provenance

Phi Delta Gamma's Archive was donated to American University in 2011 by Linda E. Hammer Acting National President of Phi Delta Gamma.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1

Phi Delta Gamma Convention Proceedings and Minutes
  • Convention/ Council Minutes April 1927-August 1933
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1934- June 1937
  • Convention/ Council Minutes April 1938- June 1940
  • Convention Participants 1950, 1954
  • Convention/ Council Minutes October 1941- June 1946
  • Convention/ Council Minutes July 1946- May 1949
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1950-June 1952
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1953- June 1954
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1955- June 1956
  • National Executive Minutes June 1957
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1958
  • National Executive Minutes June 1959
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1960
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1961- June 1962
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1963- June 1965
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1966- June 1967
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1968- June 1969
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1970- June 1971
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1972- June 1973
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1974- June 1975
  • Convention/Council Minutes June 1976 & Annual Report 1976-1977
  • Convention/ Council Minutes July 1978- June 1980

Box 2

Phi Delta Gamma Convention Proceedings and Minutes (continued)
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1981- June 1982
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1984
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1985- June 1988
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1989- June 1991
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1992- July 1995
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1996- July 1998
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 1999- June 2002
  • Convention/ Council Minutes July 2003- June 2006
  • Convention/ Council Minutes June 2007- July 2011
Phi Delta Gamma
  • Coat of Arms
  • Executive Committees 1992-2011
  • Extension Handbook 1991
  • Forms Packet 2009
  • Historical Records (Photographs, Receipts, Letters, Newspaper Clippings)
  • History 1964
  • Membership Directories
  • National Bylaws 1924-2009
  • Newsletters, Central Office Bulletins, and Publications (3 folders)
  • Personalities
  • Policies/Procedures/ National Handbook 1938, 1948, 1964
  • Rituals/Ceremonies