Delta Sigma Theta, Durham Alumnae Chapter records
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
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This collection is open for research.
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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