Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Moorhead Chapter (S2717)

  • 1942- 

    Historical Sketch

    Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Moorhead [Minnesota] Chapter, was organized in May 1942 as Epsilon Chapter of Tau State. The purpose of the Society is to unite women educators and to advance the professional interests and positions of women in education. The Society encourages improvement in its members’ professional competence and helps identify and develop leadership potential. Delta Kappa Gamma does this by providing a well defined program of work, by awarding scholarships, and by sponsoring workshops, seminars, and study programs.  

    Collection Description

    The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Epsilon Chapter of Tau consists of annual chapter reports on the following; expansion and initiation, letters and publication, necrology, personal growth and services, professional affairs, program planning, research, scholarships, world fellowship committee, publications and publicity. There are also by-laws, articles of incorporation, financial and budget reports, minutes, reports of the state convention, and Pioneer Women Teacher studies and biographies, yearbooks and scrapbooks. Included in the scrapbooks are news clippings concerning Epsilon members, honors, pictures taken at conventions, announcements, programs, and music.  

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • A Profile of Delta Kappa Gamma. 1965-68
    • Accomplishments of Tau State Members
    • Ada Louise Comstock: Educator and Pioneer by Nellie Price/Newspaper Clippings and Letters
    • Anderson, Ellen Martha (Stortroen) Biography. 1963
    • Annual Chapter Report
    • Expansion and Initiation. 1944-57
      • Letters and Publications/Hotline. 1944-80
      • Necrology. 1942-90
      • Personal Growth and Services. 1962-80
      • Professional Affairs. 1962-64; 1968-70
      • Program. 1964-80
      • Research. 1945-79
      • Scholarships. 1946-56; 1970-90
      • Scrapbook. 1956-57
      • World Fellowship Committee. 1975-79
       
    • Annual Summary, Publications and Publicity. 1942-45; 1962-80
    • Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws
    • Chapter Chairman/Presidents/State Officers. 1979-84, 1994-96
    • Committees
    • Communications
      • Hostess
      • Networking
      • Standing Rules
       
    • Constitution. 1974
    • Correspondence
      • Miscellaneous. 1942, 1965-66, 1970-83
      • State and International. 1984-96
       
    • Corrections for Directory. 1979-80
    • Delta Kappa Gamma
      • News. 1977-84
      • Minutes. 1985-91
       
    • Epsilon Chapter
      • Attendance Records. 1961-80
      • Meeting Minutes. 1942-82, 1992-94
      • Newsletter. 1969-75
       
    • Executive Board
      • Minutes and Bulletins. 1962-82
      • Tau State. 1971
       
    • Financial Report. 1964-90
      • Committee Reports. 1974-80
      • Proposed Budget. 1965-96
      • Treasurers Report. 1964-97
       
    • Founders Day Bulletin. 1938-39
    • History and Early Membership Lists. 1942-53
    • Hopkins, Nellie, Biography and YMCA Award
        

    Box 2

    • Insurance
    • Invocation and Prayers. 1943, 1977, 1980, undated
    • Leads for Leadership, Tau State. 1980
    • Lommen, Georgina Biography
    • Loudon, Blanche Biography. 1958
    • Members
      • Deceased. 1942-89
      • Former. 1960-62
      • Recommendations and Acceptances. 1942-90
      • Transfer
        • From Epsilon. 1946-80
        • Into Epsilon. 1946-79
        • Recommendations That Have Not Accepted Resignations. 1945-75
         
       
    • Membership Annual Summary
    • Miscellaneous
    • Music, Songs and Crest. 1943-59
    • Newspaper Clippings. 1957-96
    • Nomination Guidelines
    • North Star News. 1977-78, 1984, 1986, 1988-92
    • Photographs
    • Presidents’ Annual Reports. 1942-70
    • Pioneer Women
    • Annual Chapter Report
      • Program, Directories, Newspaper Clippings
      • Teacher
        • Baldwin, Clara - Biography
        • Backus, Elizabeth (Electa) Biography. 1943
        • Bishop, Harriet - Biography. 1943
        • Lawrence, Isabel/Sanford, Maria Biography. 1943
        • Miller, Mary Biography. 1943
         
       
    • Recruitment Grants, Applications and Thank Yous. 1973-78
    • Report of State President. 1961-69
    • Status of Women Administrators in Public Schools of Minnesota Report by Yvonne Condell. 1974
    • Tau State
      • Chapter Officers
      • Committee Chairs and Reps. 1996-98
      • Convention
        • Bulletin. 1942-44, 1952-58, 1962-69
        • Report and Program. 1970-96
         
      • Historical Records.
      • Legislation Committee. 1973-75
      • Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Notes. 1983-90
      • Minnesota By-Laws. 1982
      • Policies and Procedures Manual. 1979
      • Program Report. 1980
      • Standing Rules and Guidelines
       
    • Tau Talk. 1970-77
    • Workshop
      • Duluth/Thief River Falls/Vi O'Day. 1971, 1976
      • Legislative. 1974
      • Marshall. 1982 
       

    Box 3

    • Volume 1 - Bernice Dainard Gestie. 1956
    • Volume 2 - Annie Wegg Blanton. 1949
    • Volume 3 - Scrapbook. 1942-56
    • Yearbooks. 1942- 
        

    Box 4

    • Volumes 4-5 - Scrapbooks. 1956-61