Alpha Delta Kappa Collection

Located in the basement of the Heritage Library, the Archives contain manuscripts, oral histories and photograph collections that pertain to historical people, places and events of Yuma, Arizona.

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TITLE: Alpha Delta Kappa Collection
DATE RANGE: 1969 – 2000
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
PROVENANCE: Donated from multiple sources, most recently by Patricia Burtch in 2007.
COPYRIGHT: Copyright is unknown.
RESTRICTIONS: This collection is unrestricted.
CREDIT LINE: Alpha Delta Kappa Collection, Y-MS 38, Yuma County Library District
PROCESSED BY: Benjamin Findley, April 2014

HISTORICAL NOTE: Alpha Delta Kappa is an honorary organization for women educators. The organization was founded in 1947 to support outstanding women educators. Membership in the organization is based on peer recognition, and offers access to numerous workshops, training sessions, conferences and conventions. In 1981 the organization founded the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation which supports yearly scholarships and endowments. It also contributes funds and volunteer hours to a variety of charitable programs such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2014 the organization reported more than 40,000 members in 1,400 chapters across five countries.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: This collection contains material pertaining to the activities of Alpha Delta Kappa organization. The information focuses primarily on two of the organizations chapters located in Yuma: the Fidelis Zeta chapter and the Alpha Kappa chapter.  The memorabilia folder contains two initialed Alpha Delta Kappa napkin rings, a flower clothespin, and a Silver Sister award. The photographs are mostly snapshots taken at various group events, the majority of which are unidentified. Includes a signed photo of Alice Faye.


Box Folder Title Dates
1 1 Correspondence 1988, n.d.
  2 Memorabilia n.d.
  3 Photographs 1969 – 1994, n.d.
  4 Photographs n.d.
  5 Publications n.d.
  6 Yearbooks 1984 – 1994
  7 Yearbooks 1992 – 2000
  8 Meeting Agendas 1992 – 1998
2   Scrapbooks (3) 1981 – 1987
3   Scrapbooks (2) 1988 – 2001
4   Scrapbook Pages and Memorabilia (album
deconstructed due to poor condition)
5   Scrapbook 1972-1974
6   Scrapbooks (2) 1990-1992, 1995-1998
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