Records from the Mu Omega Kansas City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
This collection predominantly contains materials about the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. with a focus towards the Mu Omega Chapter, located in Kansas City, Kansas. The collection documents part of the history of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Mu Omega Chapter from 1947 to 2014 through anniversary invites and programs, debutante ball booklets and photographs, member directories, records related to the Ebony Fashion Fair, financial and budgeting records, educational material, meeting minutes and agendas, newsletters, newsclippings, photographs, conference records, member obituaries, community and philanthropic services records, scholarship program records, scrapbook materials, yearbooks, and personal letters sent to other sisters in the chapter.
- 1947 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
History of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (also known as AKA) was initially founded in 1908 by 16 women at Howard University in Washington, D.C, the first African-American sorority in the country. The sorority was founded with the belief that sisterhood and service are one and the same, and to this day, Alpha Kappa Alpha champions and supports academic excellence and achievement, broad career opportunities, service to the community, and fighting for human rights.
3.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes + 1 oversize box)
RH MS 1456
RH MS Q442
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts, Josea M. Tyler on behalf of the Mu Omega Chapter, 2014, 2019.
- Guide to the Mu Omega Kansas City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Collection
- Records from the Mu Omega Kansas City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Finding aid prepared by adc, 2018. Finding aid encoded by adc, 2018. Finding aid revised by cmp, 2021.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Support for portions of the processing of this collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Records from the Mu Omega Kansas City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, RH MS 1456, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas