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Delta Sigma Theta, Durham Alumnae Chapter records

Identifier: NCC-0029

Scope and Contents

The collection contains programs of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Durham Alumnae Chapter's "Jabberwock," an annual debutante ball and talent showcase in which the winning contestant is crowned Jabberwock Queen. The event celebrates elegance and scholarship and provides a platform for the Chapter to thank its contributors and members. Each program contains a brief history of the sorority, a list of members and patrons, profiles of the contestants, and notes of congratulations and gratitude.


  • 1953 - 2017

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was established in 1913 at Howard University as a public service sorority focusing on educational, economic, and urban development, as well as community and international involvement, mental health, and the advancement of African- American arts. The first Durham chapter was established by two Hillside High School teachers, Mary Lee Fisher Morris and Minnie Pearson Turner Spaulding. Existing first as a graduate chapter known as Alpha Kappa Sigma, the Durham Alumnae Chapter was officially chartered on April 25, 1941.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)

Language of Materials



The programs are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Eddie Davis, with additions from Fran McIver

Finding Aid for the Delta Sigma Theta, Durham Alumnae Chapter Records
Cale McCammon
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Additions by Kristen Merryman and Barbara Ilie
  • Donor Correspondence

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States