Delta Sigma Lambda Sorority Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains eight scrapbooks of events kept by Delta Sigma Lambda Sorority, a sorority for women over twenty five years old who have returned to higher education.
- 1960-1996, undated
- Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1999
- Delta Sigma Lambda Sorority (Organization)
12.40 Linear Feet
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Open to researchers without restrictions.
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Biographical or Historical Information
A sorority at Old Dominion University for women over twenty five years, who have returned to college for an education. Dubbed the "Twenty-Five Plus" club, the sorority was established on February 14, 1956, choosing Dr. Ruth Harrell as its faculty sponsor. Other sponsors have included Ms. Mary Lou Langhorne and Dr. Carolyn Rhodes.
Members believe that the sorority "has helped them successfully make the transition from housewife to student." Although most members are married and have children, the sorority finds time to participate in a number of activities, including raising money for needy students, conducting campus tours, and arranging receptions for luminaries visiting the university. In 1964, the sorority began an ongoing scholarship fund in memory of Glenny Burns, who had died at age 69 in an accident. For the past nineteen years, Burns had been attending night classes toward her degree, and at the time of her death was only three credits shy. The scholarship was first awarded in 1967 and has been awarded annually ever since.
Delta Lambda Sigma has always prided itself in its scholastic achievement. The sorority won the Greek scholastic competition so many years, it was given a permanent trophy for its achievement.
In 1962, an alumni chapter of the sorority was established.
Note written by Special Collections Staff
Language of Materials
The Delta Sigma Lambda records consist of eight scrapbooks detailing events within the sorority.
The collection is arranged in chronological order.
The Intra-Fraternal Council Sorority Scholastic Trophy was returned and now resides with the group's advisor in the Women's Center.
Source of Acquisition
Edith Carmichael, Sorority Historian
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
Intra-Fraternal Council Sorority Scholastic Trophy was donated by Delta Sigma Lambda on March 15, 1999.
- A Guide to the Delta Sigma Lambda Sorority Records
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- Finding aid written in English.