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Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., Delta Chapter Collection

Identifier: aarl-001-002

Scope and Contents

The Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., Delta Chapter Collection consists of papers, ephemera, and photographs belonging to the Delta Chapter. These items offer insight into the chapter and its programs, events, and the organization's longevity in the city of Atlanta.


  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 2016

Biographical / Historical

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1929 in Chicago, Illinois by Lola Mercedes Parker. Parker sought to create the first Greek-lettered business sorority for African American businesswomen.

The Delta chapter was founded in 1930 by Odessa Parada Williams and as a business sorority the organization has offered training to women in the metro Atlanta area. The Delta chapter has also offered its services in community outreach.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority's mission "to unite in a sisterhood, qualified business and professional women who will encourage, inspire, nurture, and assist persons engaged in business vocations."* Is exemplified by the Delta Chapter of Atlanta who are committed to serving its community through outreach and mentoring.

*Information taken from the Delta Chapter's website.


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Processing Information

Kayla Morris AARL ARCHIVES August 2020
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Repository Details

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

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303