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Alpha Lamda Delta Honors Society ("Toppers") Records
1941-1977

MSS 53
0.4 linear feet (2 boxes)



Creator:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Alpha Lambda Delta.

Language:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Students.
Women college students--Societies and clubs.
Greek letter societies.

Finding aid prepared by:

Allison James, 2008

Repository:

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




Custodial History
Administrative History
Scope and Content
Container List
Related Materials



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

Provenance of materials unknown.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Alpha Lambda Delta was a national honors society founded at the University of Illinois in 1923. Initially, it was open only to high-achieving women since its brother organization, Phi Eta Sigma, accepted only male participants. Both organizations became co-educational in the mid-1970s. The Augustana chapter, first called the Freshman Women's Honor Group and later nicknamed "Toppers," was formed in 1940. According to its constitution, the group tried to "promote intelligent living and a higher standard of learning and to encourage superior scholastic attainment among the freshman women." In the 1977-1978 academic year, Toppers merged with Akros, the Augustana chapter of the men's honor society, to form Aristeia.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Alpha Lambda Delta records include meeting minutes, membership lists, initiation materials, financial records, and photocopies of newspaper articles featuring "Toppers" initiates.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1
            Constitution, members, and minutes, 1941-1950
            Book of members, 1974-1977
Box 2
            Initiation ceremony materials, 1944
            List of initiates, 1949-1977
            Newspaper articles, 1952-1963
            Check register, 1969-1973
            Correspondence, 1976-1977
            Aristeia Constitution, 1977

 

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