Honorary Societies

The Archives serves as the national archives for two freshman honorary societies. Alpha Lambda Delta Records, 1924-92 (41/63/503, 2.3), the national freshman scholastic honorary for women (and men after 1976), contains correspondence, reports, constitutions, clippings, publicity materials, chapter histories (1929-68), eligibility, initiation and membership lists, initiation banquet programs, and handbooks concerning finances, officers, chapter relations with national office, eligibility of students, initiation procedures and rituals, membership policy, membership certificates, honorary members, statistical analyses of members (1966-67), fellowships, teas and social events, 50th anniversary (1974), chapter projects including tutoring and reading service for the blind, and relation to Phi Eta Sigma. Phi Eta Sigma Archives, 1927-80 (41/63/557, 6.3), includes financial reports, order forms for membership certificates and keys, photographs, and correspondence of the national freshman honorary fraternity Phi Eta Sigma.