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Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority records

 Collection
Identifier: aarl96-021

Scope and Content Note

This small collection contains several Executive Board and Committee Reports, programs, flyers and souvenir journals. Also included are many ephemeral items such as buttons, a AKA coaster, key ring, a membership card, match books from the 1996 Bone Marrow Drive Project, and a medallion from the 1992 AKA Boule.

Dates

  • 1991-1998

Creator

Physical Description

linear ft.

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.

Historical Sketch

Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., one of nine AKA chapters in the metropolitan Atlanta Area, began as a vision of Veronica L. Ransom in January 1991. To make this vision a reality, The Ivy Twines Interest Group was established on May 18, 1991. The group concentrated its efforts on the reactivation of Alpha Kappa Alpha members and identified the South Fulton County area of Atlanta as the location for this new chapter.. Having met all requirements, The Ivy Twines Interest Group was chartered as Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. on November 16, 1991, becoming the seventh graduate chapter of the organization in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

The Chapter began with twenty-three women with a common desire and willingness to work together in the organization and the community. Today, there are over one hundred members in the Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter.

As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, America's first Greek-letter organization for Black women, Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter embraces the purpose of the sorority by "giving service to all mankind". The Chapter that is "large enough to serve, but small enough to care", has many programs which address education, health, family, economic empowerment and the arts. It also sponsors fund raising events which provide funds for service projects to the community and scholarships for the students.

In its eight-year existence the Chapter has received many awards and accolades, developed and promoted international programs, and continues to be a vital part of the East Point/College Park community it serves.

Extent

1.0 Linear feet

Overview

The Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority records span from 1991 to 1998 and contain agendas, minutes, annual reports, program committee reports, a 1994 chapter directory, programs, flyers, souvenir journals, chapter newsletters, and ephemera. The records document the chapter's activities in the East Point and College Park communities in Fulton County, Ga.

Series

Arranged by type.

Provenance

The records of the Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was given to the Auburn Avenue Research Library, Archives Division by Nita Thompson in 1996.

Related Archival Materials note

Related materials in this repository: Dr. Mary Shy Scott Alpha Kappa Alpha papers.

Physical Description

linear ft.
Title
Inventory of the Tau Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Records aarl96-021 aarl96-021
Author
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Date
2004 September 15

Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta GA 30303
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