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Records from the Mu Omega Kansas City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1456

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Physical Location

RH MS 1456

Physical Location

RH MS Q442

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Josea M. Tyler on behalf of the Mu Omega Chapter, 2014, 2019.

Related Materials

Other collections at Kenneth Spencer Research Library containing Mu Omega chapter materials include

  1. Papers of Julia V. (Richards) Harris, RH MS 1179, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
  2. Papers of Lillian T. Orme, RH MS 585, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Other collections with materials related to the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library include

  1. Alpha Kappa Alpha records, University Archives - Student Organizations Record Group, RG 67/128, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
  2. Laurenia Kiser papers, RH MS 857, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
  3. Lois Lewis papers, RH MS 1101, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
  4. Olga (Davis) Heaven papers, RH MS P558, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Source

Title
Guide to the Mu Omega Kansas City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Collection
Subtitle
Records from the Mu Omega Kansas City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Author
Finding aid prepared by adc, 2018. Finding aid encoded by adc, 2018. Finding aid revised by cmp, 2021.
Date
2018-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
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
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/4607508569
Preferred citation
Records from the Mu Omega Kansas City Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, RH MS 1456, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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