NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3098.AM: Delta Kappa Gamma. Zeta Chapter (Lincoln, Neb.)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.: Professional honor society of women educators
Size: 0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box
Delta Kappa Gamma is a professional honor society of women educators. The organization promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. Founded in 1929 in Austin, Texas, Delta Kappa Gamma spread across the country, opening numerous state and local chapters. The Nebraska chapter (Rho State) was organized on April 25, 1936 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rho State president, Ella Blunk, organized Zeta chapter (Lancaster County, Nebraska) on October 30, 1943 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. Some notable members of Zeta chapter have included Annadora Gregory, Esther Lefler, Louise Mears, Olivia Pound, Elsie Rokahr, and Martha Turner.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists mainly of research material compiled by Delta Kappa Gamma, Zeta Chapter under chairwomen Esther McCurdy and Louise W. Mears. The research material relates to the lives of pioneer women teachers in Nebraska. Biographical information concerning teachers such as Susan R. Frazier and Olga F. Stastny forms the bulk of the collection. Also included in the collection are committee reports and correspondence relating to the pioneer women teachers project, as well as miscellaneous Delta Kappa Gamma directories and publications from the local, state and national chapters.
- Correspondence, 1944-1948
- Committee reports, 1942-1947 (Contains biographical information)
- Research data, undated. Interviews, notes, etc.
- Biographies and autobiographies of pioneer teachers, 1940-1948
- Printed matter, 1928-1948.
- Misc. directories, 1945-1978
Delta Kappa Gamma. Zeta Chapter (Lincoln, Neb.)
Education -- Societies, etc.
Teachers -- Nebraska -- Biography
Women educators -- Nebraska
Women in education -- Nebraska
Revised 11-20-2007 TMM