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Greek letter societies -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records

Identifier: 5325
Abstract The Alpha Epsilon Delta California Alpha Chapter records, 1936-1993, consist of legal documents (constitution and by-laws), membership lists, correspondence, report, and conference proceedings created and collected by the fraternity. The records document the the history of Kappa Zeta, founding of the chapter at USC, the reestablishment of the chapter in the early 1950s, the planning of activities undertaken by the chapter, and the finances of the chapter. The USC Alpha Chapter of Alpha...
Dates: 1936-1993

Alpha Kappa Delta records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 5044
Abstract Alpha Kappa Delta is the International Sociology Honor Society founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by sociology professor Dr. Emory S. Bogardus. He gathered a group of fourteen faculty and graduate students for the purpose of discussing research methods and findings, and to discuss research projects pertaining to sociology. The following year, Bogardus contacted a group of universities around the country, inviting them to form similar organizations. By 1924, three...
Dates: 1925-1927

Epsilon Phi records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 5043
Abstract USC's English Honorary Society, Epsilon Phi, was organized in 1929 in response to a need on the part of the English department faculty and students for a society to promote mutual interest and appreciation in literature. The society remained very active during the 1930s, bringing many noted people to the University for lectures. However, the society was inactive during the first half of the 1940s due to World War II, and re-activated in 1947 with an ongoing agenda of panel...
Dates: 1929-1950

Greek Life records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 5058

This group of records consists of two large three-ring notebooks of materials related to the Fraternity Housing Association (including the founding documentation) and the housing contracts between various fraternity and sorority buildings at USC and the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. The records appear to have been kept by the then secretary/ treasurer of the Fraternity Housing Association, Gerald (Jerry) Papazian.

Dates: 1982-1986

Lucile Hage scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 5065
Abstract Lucile Hage was a student of the University of Southern California, class of 1924. The small scrapbook contains many small photographs of family members (presumably hers), including a young girl (possibly Lucile as a child). In addition to the photographs, the scrapbook holds correspondence and greeting cards plus memorabilia from Hage's USC days-- Delta Gamma notices, dance cards, news clippings, etc. A California Teachers Association card indicates that Hage was teaching in...
Dates: 1920s

Peggy Sheffield Parks papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 5061
Abstract Peggy Sheffield Parks was an alumnus of the University of Southern California and an accomplished pianist. This small collection documents her activities as a student at USC between 1948 and 1953 through photographs, handwritten notes, and newspaper clippings. Many of the activities include sorority functions, football games, and other social functions. There are also two El Rodeo yearbooks, 1950 and 1951. One of the yearbooks contains a program for a music recital starring Sheffield...
Dates: 1948-1952

Howard Ralston papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 5069
Abstract Howard Ralston was an alumnus of the University of Southern California (class of 1930) and part of a family acting troupe as a child. Born in Bar Harbor, Maine in 1904, Ralston's family traveled around the country before eventually settling in Hollywood, California, where young Ralston became a featured player for five years. (One of his early film roles (1919) was opposite Mary Pickford in Polyanna.) Ralston graduated from University High School in...
Dates: 1917-1988; Majority of material found in 1920s

Suzanne Turner papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 5036

Suzanne Turner (nee Brown) was an alumnus of the University of Southern California who graduated from the (then) College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1935. This small collection of her papers is comprised of her Bachelor of Fine Arts diploma, ephemera from the Delta Phi Delta (fine arts fraternity), newspaper clippings, and programs and newsletters regarding the 1935 commencement ceremony.

Dates: 1931-1938

University of Southern California Interfraternity Mothers Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5027
Abstract The Interfraternity Mothers' Council of the University of Southern California states as its purpose to "stimulate scholarship, to lend financial assistance, to promote character development, and to promote cooperation between the home, the fraternity, and the university." The records in this small collection consist of meeting correspondence, membership directories, and annual reports for the years 1973 through 1974. Janet Tonkovich, the organization's president in...
Dates: 1973-1994

Zeta Phi Eta records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5054
Abstract The professional speech fraternity known as Zeta Phi Eta was founded in 1893 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The USC chapter was founded by Irene Phillips Kuhl in 1921. (The fraternity was officially named the National Professional Speech Arts and Speech Sciences Fraternity for Women; now it is known as the National Professional Fraternity in Communication Arts and Sciences, the oldest national group of its kind. The seven boxes in this collection contain the...
Dates: 1894-1993