Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. It is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare. The founders were college students who wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. The first public act performed by the Delta Founders involved their participation in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930. Chartered on May 6, 1931 on the campus of Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), Sigma Chapter was the first chapter of Delta Sigma Theta established in the South. Nine college women chartered the chapter: Mattalyn Walker Bonner; Julia Jackson Bragg; Sammie Griffin Dennis; Rose Upshaw Harris; Gussie Griffin Hyatt; Angeline Tatum McLily; Frankie Neal Moore; Lucille Stone Perry; and Sara Perry Star. Internationally, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has a membership of over 200,000 predominately African-American, college-educated women. The Sorority has 900-plus chapters located in the United States, Tokyo, Japan, Okinawa, Japan, Germany, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Seoul, Korea, and St. Thomas and St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The national headquarters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is located in northwest Washington, D.C.

From the description of Sigma Chapter Collection. (Australian National University). WorldCat record id: 701827267

National service organization for African American women founded in 1913 by students at Howard University. Mission is to engage in cultural, educational and public service activities that result in improvements in the quality of life of the community it serves. The Denver alumnae group was chartered on February 19, 1939.

From the description of Records, 1957-2002. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144585846

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an international membership organization of college educated women, predominately black. The New York Alumnae Chapter, Delta's first graduate chapter, was founded in 1920, focusing particularly on the Harlem community. The chapter provides programs for the elderly at the Greater Harlem Nursing Home and for youth, including scholarships and developing and implementing educational and cultural projects. The chapter also sponsors and supports events in the performing and visual arts and letters.

The Queens Alumnae Chapter was chartered in 1951 and is based in Jamaica. Among the programs it sponsors is Project Cherish, a national preservation and beautification program of African-American landmarks, monuments and historic sites, created in 1992. The Queens chapter is a sponsor of the Lewis Latimer House Fund, Inc. through its support and sponsorship of fund raising events. The chapter is also involved with the Teen Lift Program, providing first hand educational and travel experiences for students via annual tours to historically black colleges and universities.

From the description of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority collection, 1960-1995. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 643097093

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Jones, Rudolph, 1910-. Rudolph Jones collection, 1930-1995 (bulk 1930-1931). Fayetteville State University, Charles W. Chesnutt Library
referencedIn Harrison, James Frank, 1885-1979. James Frank Harrison family collection, 1922-1985. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Central Library
referencedIn Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985. Papers: Series VI, 1941-1983 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Aldrich, Willie Lee Banks, 1923-2001. Rev. Willie Aldrich papers, 1950-1995. Livingstone College, Andrew Carnegie Library
referencedIn Stuart, Alice Jackson, 1913-2001. Papers of Alice Jackson Stuart [manuscript], 1930-2001. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jeanne L. Noble Papers MS 488., 1955-2002 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Ada DeBlanc Simond Papers AR. Z. 006., 1892-1979, undated Austin History Center , Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas, 78701.
referencedIn Stokes, Olivia Pearl, 1916-. Olivia Pearl Stokes papers, 1936-1991. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Olivia Pearl Stokes papers, 1936-1991 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Sigma Chapter Collection. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn King, Irene McClellan, 1911-. Typewritten transcript of oral history interview with Irene McClellan King, 1981 July 29 and August 3 / conducted by Maria Hernandez. Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1926-1959. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Records, 1957-2002. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977. Papers, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Tanner, Gloria Travis. Papers, 1970-2001. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Papers of Pauli Murray, 1827-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Austin, Helen Cloud. Helen Cloud Austin papers, 1944-2008. University of Texas at San Antonio, John Peace Library (JPL)
creatorOf Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority collection, 1960-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lane, Pinkie Gordon. Pinkie Gordon Lane papers, 1925-2001 (bulk 1970-2000). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Seabrook, Miriam DeCosta, 1896-1992. DeCosta-Seabrook family papers, 1867-1988. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Winifred Ingram Papers, 1938-1992 The Evergreen State College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Webber, Clemmie Embly, 1913-. Clemmie Embly Webber papers, 1966-1995. South Carolina State University, Miller F. Whittak, Miller F. Whittaker Library
creatorOf Brown, Hallie Q. (Hallie Quinn), d. 1949. Hallie Q. Brown papers, 1870-1949. Central State University, Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library
referencedIn Conn, Harriette Bailey, 1922-1981. Collection, 1909-1990 (bulk 1970-1979). Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Helen Cloud Austin Papers MS 61., 1944-2010 The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries . Special Collections
referencedIn Papers of Shirley Graham Du Bois, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Williams, Catherine Gayle, 1914-. Papers of Catherine Gayle Williams, [191-]-1991 (bulk 1942-1991). University of Iowa Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aldrich, Willie Lee Banks, 1923-2001. person
associatedWith Austin, Helen Cloud. person
associatedWith Austin, Helen Cloud. person
associatedWith Brown, Hallie Q. (Hallie Quinn), d. 1949. person
associatedWith Conn, Harriette Bailey, 1922-1981. person
associatedWith Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Denver Alumnae Chapter corporateBody
associatedWith Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977. person
associatedWith Harrison, James Frank, 1885-1979. person
associatedWith Ingram, Winifred person
associatedWith Jones, Rudolph, 1910- person
associatedWith King, Irene McClellan, 1911- person
associatedWith Lane, Pinkie Gordon. person
associatedWith Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985. person
associatedWith Noble, Jeanne, L. person
associatedWith Osborne-Marsh, Vivian. person
associatedWith Pauli Murray, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Robinson, Marian Morrison, person
associatedWith Seabrook, Miriam DeCosta, 1896-1992. person
associatedWith SHIRLEY GRAHAM DU BOIS, 1896-1977 person
associatedWith Simond, Ada DeBlanc person
associatedWith Stokes, Olivia Pearl, 1916- person
associatedWith Stuart, Alice Jackson, 1913-2001. person
associatedWith Tanner, Gloria Travis. person
associatedWith Webber, Clemmie Embly, 1913- person
associatedWith Williams, Catherine Gayle, 1914- person
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Colorado--Denver
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African American college students--Societies and clubs
African American women--Societies and clubs
Women--Societies, etc
Greek letter societies
African Americans--Societies and clubs
African Americans
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Active 1949

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