Dr. Mary Shy Scott Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority papers
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Dr. Mary Shy Scott Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Creator: Scott, Mary Shy, 1929-
Title: Dr. Mary Shy Scott Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority papers
Dates: 1937?-1971?
Quantity: 1.5 cubic ft.
Abstract:The collection contains Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority records gathered by Mary Shy Scott from 1981 to 1996 and includes obituaries of former national presidents of Alpha Kappa Alpha, scholarship program information, directories, manuals, programs, minutes, and agendas from both national and regional conferences, a 1994 annual report, issues of the sorority's newsletter, Ivy Leaf, from 1981 to 1994, other related newsletters, and certificates.
Identification: aarl96-023

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Mary Shy Scott, Association executive and independent educational consultant, born Atlanta, Ga. A.B. Spelman (1950), M.A. N.Y.U. (1969). Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., South Atlantic regional director, 1st national vice president (1986-1990), international president (1990-1994).

Scope and Content Note

The collection is approximately 1 ½ cubic feet. It contains eight (8) volumes of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Publications; Highlights from the 1980s through 1990s; exhibits; programs; minutes; awards; and Newsletter.


Arranged by type.

Index Terms

Administrative records.
African American women--Societies and clubs.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. South Atlantic region.
Greek letter societies--Southern States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Mary Shy Scott Alpha Kappa Alpha papers. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Processing Information

Processed by Regina Broh-Grolin. Completed on 2000


Restrictions of Access

There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority records.

Container List




11Obituaries, 1995-1996
Past National Presidents of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Ms. Loraine Richardson Green, Nov. 13, 1889-Jan. 9, 1996
Mrs. Arnetta Gravely Wallace, Oct. 19, 1904-Jan. 13, 1995
2Publications, 1986 1990 1992
National Convention Exhibits
52 nd Boule Souvenir Journal, Detroit, Michigan, July 13-18, 1986
54 th Boule July 14-22, 1990, 2 copies
55 th Boule News Orleans, July 18-24, 1992, 3 copies
3Programs 23 rd President, 1992-1996
Annual Women's Observance, July 18, 1993
Annual Laity Day, Oct. 20, 1996; Seventh Annual Tribute Gala, Dec. 3, 1994, 2 copies
1992 Women's Day Celebration, May 31, 1992
(pictured Dr. Mary Shy Scott).
AKA Directions; Connections; Xi Zeta Omega Newsletter; 20/20 Views & News; The Pink and Green Bulletin.
5Partnerships with Alpha Kappa Alpha
The King Center Soviet-American Women's Summit, May 8, 1990-with other newsletters.
6Publications-(Artist Handbook-Hymnbook)
Speakers & Artists
South Atlantic Regional Songbook
7Scholarship Presentations, 1990 1994-1995
A salute to Dr. Eva L. Evans, Nov. 5, 1994; Founders' Day Scholarship Banquet, February 11, 1995
Third Annual Glades Area Citizens' Awards Banquet, March 25, 1995
Third Anniversary Scholarship Awards Luncheon, June 2, 1990
8Salute to Members, 1993
Mrs. Olive Durden Brown (no date)
Mildred Lane Rivers Terry, February 13, 1993
56 th Boule Golden Sorors Luncheon (no date)
9Sorority Publications, 1990-1994
Corporate Directory, 1990
Fifty-fourth Boule, Richmond, Virginia, July 1990
Educational Advancement Foundation; Graduate Advisor's Manual
An Operational Guide; Grantsmanship Manual
Leadership Models for Community Applications-Workshop Workbook, March 30 1992
Scholarship Resource Handbook, 1993
1994 Annual Report



210Leadership Activities, 1988 1990-1993
Workforce 2000-June 13-19, 1992-14 th Leadership Fellows Program
Overcoming the Odds, A Challenge for Black Women, June 1-18, 1993
Making a Difference in the 1990's
Graduate Advisors' Manual; Leadership Models for Community Application
Programs: Undergraduate Luncheon, July 19, 1990
Leadership Fellows Program, 10 th Anniversary, July 15, 1988
Developing New Dimensions in Leaders
11Washington D. C. Public Policy Office: Information Superhighway and Telecommunications Policy Update; Why America Matters-the case for Continued US Assistance to Africa; Report of the Washington, DC Governmental Affairs Office; Corporate Directory
12Programs: Celebrations of Founder's Day Worldwide, 1988-1996
13Regional Conference Programs, 1993
A Salute to the Black Man; Debutante Presentation and Ball, 1993
Tenth Annual Monarch
South Atlantic Region; Great Lakes Region through the Years
15Information on Dr. Eva L. Evans, 24 th International President



316Regional Conference Agendas
The African American Family Creative Strategies for the 1990's
Capture the Vision
18Minutes, 1994
41 st Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, 4/7-10/94
60 th Central Regional Conference, 4/7-20/94



419Minutes, 1994/1995
60 th Central Regional Conference, 4/7-10/94
61 st Central Regional Conference, 4/20-23/95
20 Ivy Leaf, 1981
The ABC's of Chapter Operations, Spring, 1981
Influencing Decisions: A design for action in the '80's, Winter, 1981
21 Ivy Leaf- Programs of Service, Winter 1982
22 Ivy Leaf, 1983-1984
Why Black Colleges?, Spring 1983
Keys to, Summer 1983
Power Through Political Action, Fall 1983
Black Progress?, Winter 1983/84
23 Ivy Leaf, 1985
Education: A Revolution In the Making, Fall/Winter 1985
Domestic Travel Tour winners-The Computer and You, Spring 1985
24 Ivy Leaf, 1985-1986
The Black Economic Forecast for the 21 st Century, Winter 1985/86
Spring 1986 (1982-1986)
Fall 1986



525 Ivy Leaf Domestic Issues Affecting Women, Spring 1989
26 Ivy Leaf, 1990
Summer 1990-Service with a Global Perspective, Spring, 1990
A Look at the 80's, Spring, 1990
27 Ivy Leaf, 1991-1992
Strengthening the Black Family, Summer 1991
Excellence in the Military: AKA'S Serving Our Country, Winter 1991
Celebrating our Alpha Kappa Heritage, Summer 1992
28 Ivy Leaf, 1993
Black Women in the Workplace of the 90's, Spring 1993
For the Health of It!, Winter 1993, 2 copies
29 Ivy Leaf
From Physically To Fiscally Fit, Spring 1994, 2 copies
Twenty-third supreme Basileus, Mary Shy Scott's administration focus on artistic expressions, Summer 1994, 2 copies



630[Programs and Certificates]
Program: "Roots of Our Legacy" Awards Banquet
Program: Scott prepares for the Helm
Program: Rock Hill
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from State of Louisiana House of Representatives, 2
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from Atlanta, Certificate of Appreciation
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from City of Baltimore Honorary Citizenship
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from City of Little Rock, Honorary Citizen
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from Arkansas Traveler
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from The State of Tennessee, Outstanding Achievement award
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from New York State Connection Committee
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from City of Austin
Certificates-Mary Shy Scott from Hamilton County, Tennessee