Brand

Chi Omega Gamma records
1925-2006, bulk 1932-1963

MSS 278
2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)



Creator:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Chi Omega Gamma.  

Language:

English

Access:

Restricted to current and alumnae members of the Chi Omega Gamma sorority.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Societies, etc.
Greek letter societies.
Women--Societies and clubs.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Students.
College Students--Societies, etc.
Chi Omega Gamma. Tri-City Alumnae Chapter.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Alumni and alumnae.

Finding aid prepared by:

Kelsey O'Connell, 2010. Updated by Samantha Crisp, November 2014.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Acquisition Information
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Container List
Related Collections



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

Little is known about the provenance of the bulk of the collection. The 2006 Pledge Book was acquired on May 23, 2007 from Karri Kelm, a Chi Omega Gamma member.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

The Chi Omega Gamma Sorority began in 1925 with seven girls and two pledges. Nicknamed the “COGs”, the sorority’s purpose was to promote “Augie spirit.” The COGs had to maintain high standards of character, conduct, social spirit, and scholarship. The COGs actively participated in Augustana Homecoming celebrations and held annual formals and tea parties.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Chi Omega Gamma records contain a scrapbook and other memorabilia from the campus-based sorority (1932-1944), as well as minutes and treasury notes from the Chi Omega Gamma Tri-City Alumnae Chapter.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The Chi Omega Gamma Sorority records are arranged in the following series:

Series I. Chi Omega Gamma, 1925-2006
Series II. Chi Omega Gamma Tri-City Alumnae Chapter, 1932-1986

 

CONTAINER LIST


Box 1
        Series I. Chi Omega Gamma, 1925-2006

                COG Constitution Books, 1925
                Dinner party program, 1927
                COG Sorority Songs, 1933-1934
                Spring Formal Dance booklet, 1935
                Chi Moega Masked Ball dance booklet, 1948
                Envelope and unidentified photograph
                Pledge Book, 2006
                COGWheel newsletters, 1932-1963
                
Box 2
                COGWheel mailing lists, 1947-1962
                Alumnae mailing lists, 1932-1958
                Undated COGWheel newsletters and correspondence
                Miscellaneous
                COG scrapbook, 1925-1944 [oversized: in Box 3]
                Two Homecoming plaques, 1984 [oversized: in Box 3]

        Series II. Chi Omega Gamma Tri-City Alumnae, 1932-1986

                Explanation of the Herald Blazonry of Arms
                Alumnae Records Questionnaire, 1935-1986
                Minutes, 1932-1948
                Minutes, 1949-1950 [in spiral-bound notebook]
                Minutes, 1950-1952 [in spiral-bound notebook]
                Minutes and Treasury Notes, 1952-1955 [in spiral-bound notebook]
                Minutes, 1956-1960
                Treasurer's Book, 1936-1942 [in spiral-bound notebook]

Box 3 [oversized]
                COG scrapbook, 1925-1944
                Two Homecoming plaques, 1984

 

RELATED COLLECTIONS

MSS 294 Chi Omega Gamma Beta Alumnae Chapter records 


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