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UA 067 - Alpha Lambda Delta [National Honorary Society] Records, 1965-2010

Introduction

Records of Alpha Lambda Delta, national honorary society for first-year students.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. As described in the Visiting Researcher Application Form, researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright.

Agency History

The goal of Alpha Lamda Delta (according to its national website) is to is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year in institutions of higher education, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society. The BGSU chapter was started in the beginning of 1966, first as an all-women's organization (as was its national counterpart). Alpha Lambda Delta became co-educational in 1976.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of meeting minutes, officer reports, and rosters for the years 1965-1986, as well as several scrapbooks dating from 1968-2000. Other materials in the collection include publications, programs and prepared organizational histories.

Collection size: 1 full and 1 half size letter sized manuscript boxes and 3 records center cartons (3.5 cubic feet)

Inventory

Box 1
Folders

  1. Correspondence, 1975-1986
  2. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1965-1966
  3. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1965-1966
  4. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1966-1967
  5. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1967-1968
  6. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1968-1969
  7. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1969-1970
  8. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1970-1971
  9. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1971-1972
  10. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1972-1973
  11. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1973-1974
  12. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1974-1975
  13. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1975-1976
  14. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1976-1977
  15. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1977-1978
  16. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1978-1979
  17. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1979-1980
  18. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1980-1981
  19. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1981-1982
  20. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1982-1983
  21. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1983-1984
  22. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1984-1985
  23. Minutes, Officer Rosters, Reports, 1985-1986
  24. Initiation Ceremony, 1972-1987, 1999
  25. Invitation Letters to Freshmen, 1972-1983

2007 ADDITION

Box 1
Folders
  1. Pact Book [contains rosters for initiation services], 1966-1995
  2. Programs, Initiation Ceremonies, 1988, 1989
  3. National publication, The Flame, Vols. 24 and 25, 1986, 1987
  4. Scrapbook, 1968-1975
  5. Scrapbook, 1978-1984
  6. Scrapbook, 1984-1987
  7. Scrapbook, 1987-1988
  8. Scrapbook, [1988-1989]

Box 2
Folders

  1. Scrapbook, 1990-1993
  2. Scrapbook [missing lower fastener], 1992-1996
  3. Scrapbook, "Order of the Torch", 1997-1998

Box 3
Folders

  1. Scrapbook, 1998-1999
  2. Scrapbook, "Maintaining the Flame", 1998-1999
  3. Scrapbook, 1999-2000
  4. Scrapbook, "Maintaining the Flame", 1999-2000

2012 ADDITION
Box 1

Folders

1.  Executive Board Minutes

2008-2010

2.  Executive Board Contact List

2008-2010

3.  Initiation Script

2010

4.  Initiation Ceremony Programs

1993-2000

5.  Initiation Ceremony Programs

2001-2008

6.  Welcome Speech

n.d.

7.   50 Years of Alpha Lambda Delta

1983

8.  75 Years of Alpha Lambda Delta

1998