Guide to the Delta Kappa Gamma Iota Chapter Records At the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Delta Kappa Gamma Iota Chapter
Title: Delta Kappa Gamma Iota Chapter Records
Dates: 1959-2008
Quantity: 12 box(es) (14.5 linear feet)
Collection ID: MSS010
Repository: Leland D. Case Library of Western Historical Studies
E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD 57799

Biographical Note

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was founded in Austin, Texas May 11, 1929. The twelve founding members were part of the Faculty Women's Club at the University of Texas. Organization of the Society was led by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton. Members were engaged in a variety of educational work. The purpose of the organization is unite women educators in spiritual fellowship, recognize achievements of women educators, and to support professional growth of women educators and future women educators.

The South Dakota State chapter Alpha Pi, began in 1940 at the South Dakota Education Association Conference in Aberdeen, SD. There were sixteen state founders and 25 chapter members who were initiated into DKG at that time. In 1958, at the Executive Board Meeting in Mitchell, SD it was decided that Alpha Pi should divide into two chapters. The President's message was read at the regular meeting in Belle Fourche on November 22nd, 1958 stating that the new chapter was to be arranged by May 1, 1959.

In February 1959 at a regular meeting in Rapid City, SD it was decided that Alpha Pi would divide into two chapters and the new chapter would be called Iota. The Iota chapter was the ninth chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma to be formed in South Dakota. The new chapter would cover Lawrence, Butte, Meade, Perkins, and Harding Counties. Within the chapter there are a number of local groups. They engage in a variety of educational and charitable acitivies.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International - https://www.dkg.org/

Scope and Contents

Collection contains documentation of the Delta Kappa Gamma Iota Chapter from the beginning in 1959 until 2008. There is also general information on Alpha Pi the chapter from which Iota originated. Coverage of meeting minutes, treasurer's documents and scrapbooks appears to be thorough.

Acquisition Information

Donated by multiple individuals between 1981-2009

Preferred Citation

Delta Kappa Gamma Iota Chapter Records, Leland D. Case Western Historical Studies, Black Hills State University

Detailed Description of the Collection


Series: General Information
Box File
1 1 Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Information, Ceremonials, Rituals 1959
2 Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Golden Anniversary book 1979
3 A History of Alpha Pi State of Delta Kappa Gamma International 1980
4 Fifty-Year History of Alpha Pi State of Delta Kappa Gamma International 1990
5 Alpha Pi State of Delta Kappa Gamma International Report 1983
6 Alpha Pi State of Delta Kappa Gamma International Reports 1990
7 Alpha Pi State of Delta Kappa Gamma International Reports 1991
8 Alpha Pi State of Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention Programs 1991; 1993
9 Alpha Pi State of Delta Kappa Gamma International “Our Golden Years” 1989-1991
10 Alpha Pi State Assorted documents Varies
11 History of the Iota Chapter 1959-1992
12 Yearbooks 1986-1996
13 Chapter Rules 1986
14 International Standing Rules, Program Manual, Constitution, Chapter Rules 1990
15 Guidelines for Grant-in-Aid Award 1984
16 Guidelines for Iota Achievement Award 1990
17 Guidelines for Iota Scholarship 1994
18 Memorials and/or Necrologies Varies
19 Obituaries and Memoria 1996
20 Guess Who's, etc. 1989-1990
Box File
2 1 Transmittals to Delta Kappa Gamma Society 1964/65-1975/76
2 Transmittals to Delta Kappa Gamma Society 1976/77-1985/86
3 Membership Status Report 1982-1989
4 Chapter Chatter (Newsletter) 1981-1993
5 Handbook 1987
6 Handbook 1995
7 Guidelines for Chapter Presidents 1994
8 Guidelines for Chapter Presidents 1996
9 Guidelines for Chapter Presidents 1998
Box File
3 1 Constitution 1994
2 Standing Rules 1994
3 Program Manual 1994-1998
4 International Convention Booklets 1996
5 State By-Laws 1988
6 Directories 1996-2002

Series: Meeting Minutes & Treasurers Documents
Box File
3 7 Meeting Minutes 1959-1964/65
8 Meeting Minutes 1965/66-1971/72
9 Meeting Minutes 1972-1976
10 Meeting Minutes 1977-1980
11 Meeting Minutes 1981-1987
Box File
4 1 Meeting Minutes and Agendas 1987-1990
2 Meeting Minutes & Treasurers Reports 1984-1986 & 1986-1993
3 Meeting Minutes & Treasurers Reports 1994-1996
5 Meeting Minutes and Treasurer Reports (blue binder) 1997-2006
Box File
5 1 Treasurer's Cash Book 1959/60-1965/66
2 Treasurer's Cash Book 1966/67-168/69
3 Treasurer's Cash Book 1969/70-1975/76
4 Treasurer's Book 1985/1986 - 1990/1991
5 Annual Report of the Chapter Treasurer 1959-1987
6 Miscellaneous Treasurer's Records 1964/65-1985

Series: Mementos
Box File
6 1 Small Glass Pitcher with Logo n.d.
2 Bag with Golden Anniversary knickknacks in it (5 Items) 1990
3 Brown RHO bag n.d.
4 Framed picture of the Program Crest n.d.
5 Collects (Menus) n.d.

Series: Scrapbooks and Plaques
Box File
7 1 Plaque - Iota Achievement Award 1984-2003
Box File
8 1 Scrapbook 1959-1972
2 Scrapbook 1972-1976
3 Scrapbook 1976-1980
Box File
9 1 Scrapbook 1980-1984
2 Scrapbook 1984-1990
Box File
10 1 Scrapbook 1990-1992
2 Scrapbook 1992-1994
Box File
11 1 Scrapbook 1994-1995-1996
2 Scrapbook 1996-1998
Box File
12 1 Blue Scrapbook 1998-1999
2 Red & white with rose Scrapbook 1999-2000
3 Black Scrap book in a three ring binder 2006-2008