Record Group 169
Extent: 3 cubic feet
Organizational History: Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization for women in education that "promotes professional and personal growth . . . and excellence" for its members and for the field of education. Founded at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1929, DKG spread to Alabama ("Beta State") in 1931. Led by Laureson Forrester of the Eta Chapter at Troy, AL, nine women educators of Houston County, AL, founded the Alpha Rho Chapter on February 18, 1950. The chapter does not appear among those listed on the Alabama DKG website, and lack of records after 1979 indicates the chapter is not longer active.
Scope / Content Note: The collection documents the activities of the Alpha Rho chapter as well as some of its interactions with the state and national DKG organizations.
Organization: Organized into 5 Series
Annual Programs, 1951-1968, [2 files / 17 booklets]: documents committees, events and programs related to the Alpha Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Artifacts: 1950-1960, [2 guest books & 1 scrap book]
Office Files, 1950-1979, [1 cf]: documents the operations of the Alpha Rho Chapter, District IV, Southeastern Division of Delta Kappa Gamma at the local, state, and national/international levels.
Publications, 1949-1978, [1 cf]: bulletins, directories, handbooks, program manuals, etc. created at the state and national/international level.
Reference, ca. 1948-1955: publication not produced by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society.
Provenance Note: The Alpha Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma stored their records at the Houston Love Memorial Library. When the Library moved to a new building, the records were sent to the Wiregrass Archives to be housed.
Processing Note: Received from Houston Love Memorial Library. Organization imposed by WA staff. Collection is unprocessed (as of 3/8/2018).
Preferred citation: Alpha Rho Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Records, RG 169, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.
 "Mission Statement," DKG.org, accessed March 8, 2018,http://www.dkg.org/DKGMember/About_Us/Mission_Vision_Purposes/DKGMember/About_Us/Mission_Vision_Purposes.aspx?hkey=e51379f9-3079-4a11-9527-df26f4bb7696.
 "History," DKG.org, accessed March 8, 2018, http://www.dkg.org/DKGMember/About_Us/History/DKGMember/About_Us/History.aspx?hkey=c12ca5a3-6f75-4e8a-9b3e-4b530c483d6d; "History of Beta State," Beta State, Alabama State Organization, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, accessed March 8, 2018, http://www.deltakappagamma.org/AL/history.html.
 [Annual program] "Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Rho Chapter, Houston County, Alabama, 1951-1952."