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Guide to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society Sigma State (Wis.​) Kappa Chapter,​ 1944–2004

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Reference Code: USGZE UHC289

Accession Number: 07-010, 10-014

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 289

Creators: Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Sigma State (Wis.). Kappa Chapter

Title: Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Sigma State (Wis.). Kappa Chapter Records

Dates: 1940–2004

Quantity: 5.9 linear feet (2 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes)

Location of Collection: A10/3b-3c, A4/2c, A4/1f

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Minutes, membership information, and scrapbooks of a Chippewa Valley chapter of a national honor society for women educators.

Historical Note

Delta Kappa Gamma was founded in 1929 at the University of Texas. Now a national honor society, Delta Kappa Gamma promotes the professional development and personal growth of women educators. The organization also strives to improve education through lobbying and outreach activities.

The Delta Kappa Gamma state organization for Wisconsin was founded in May 1936 in Madison. The Kappa Chapter was the eighth chapter, begun at the state convention in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in April 1944. Kappa Chapter had thirteen charter members. Meetings were held in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie in the homes of chapter members. As membership grew, the chapter began to meet in more public venues. Additionally, the chapter split in 1976 as travel among the three cities became burdensome. The Alpha Tau Chapter in Menomonie was created in May 1976.

Kappa Chapter members assembled monthly for dinner, discussion, and a program, which generally entailed a talk on some aspect of education. Members also raised funds for scholarships and professional development.

The Kappa Chapter appears to have dissolved sometime between 2004 and 2006.

Content Description

The collection consists of four series: scrapbooks, minutes, membership and financial records, and miscellaneous materials.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire prior to March 2006. Additions donated by Marj Margelowsky in September 2009.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in July 2006.

Arrangement: By series; chronological organization.

OCLC #: 71832615


Corporate Names: Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Sigma State (Wis.). Kappa Chapter – Archives

Subject Terms:
Teachers – Wisconsin – Eau Claire County
Teachers – Wisconsin – Chippewa County
Teachers – Wisconsin – Dunn County
Education – Wisconsin – Societies, etc.
Women teachers – Wisconsin – History – 20th century

Detailed List of Contents

Series 1: Minutes

The official record of activities at the chapter’s monthly meetings.

Dates: 1944–1992

Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)




Box/Folder 1/1-4



Series 2: Membership and Financial Records

Annual treasurer’s reports, records of changes in membership, and yearbooks listing members’ names.

Dates: 1944-1994

Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)




Box/Folder 2/1

Annual Treasurer’s Report


Box/Folder 2/2-3

Membership Records


Box/Folder 2/4

List of Lifetime Members


Box/Folder 2/5-6


1955–1994 (missing 1963, 1969)

Series 3: Scrapbooks

Contains seven scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, programs, and ephemera related to chapter activities. Two scrapbooks are devoted to the history of the chapter and include handwritten reminiscences from early members. Dates: 1944–2004

Extent: 5.5 linear feet




Box 3



Box 4



Box 5



Series 4: Miscellaneous

Polities, newsletters, state convention programs, history of the state organization. Dates: 1966–1984

Extent: 1 folder




Box 1/5