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Lambda Sigma (CWENS) National Records

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Alpha Gamma Delta

General Records

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Membership Records

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Photographs

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Lambda Sigma (CWENS) National Records, 1922-2011 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Kyle Beeler

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Collection Overview

Title: Lambda Sigma (CWENS) National Records, 1922-2011Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: CWENS (Lambda Sigma)

Extent: 3.57 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 11/04/2011. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Honor Societies.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains a variety of materials pertaining to the Cwens organization, Lambda Sigma chapter, the Alpha Gamma Delta organization, as well as others. Included are reports, photographs of group meetings and events, newsletters from the organizations, official records, extensive membership records for the national organization of Lambda Sigma, yearbooks, etc.

Collection Historical Note

Lambda Sigma is an American college sophomore honor society. Originally named the Society of Cwens, the society was established at the University of Pittsburgh in Fall 1922 as a women's honors society, and became a national organization with the 1925 foundation of chapters at Miami University and the University of Missouri. The society is "dedicated to the purpose of fostering leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and the spirit of service among college students, and to promoting the interests of the college or university in every possible way".

In the early 1920s, University of Pittsburgh Dean Thyrsa Amos saw the need for a society for outstanding sophomore women. On 7 November 1922, twelve sophomore women responded to invitations and met at Heinz House, electing to found a society to sponsor activities for all freshmen and sophomore women and to "select for membership in the spring those freshman women who displayed the finest Pitt spirit, showed good scholarship and expressed interest in activities through fine participation in them". The society was named Cwens, from the word cwēn, meaning "lady" or "queen" in Anglo-Saxon. The emblem selected was a golden crown resting upon a sceptre. Soon afterwards, Beta and Gamma chapters were founded at Miami University and the University of Missouri, with the first Society of Cwens conference held in May 1925 on the Miami campus.

A charter was obtained to certify Cwens as a national organization; a petition was submitted, and on 16 June 1926, the certificate of incorporation was approved and the charter of the National Society of Cwens was recorded in the Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County. Titles of officers in the organization were given Anglo-Saxon names, and a national convention (called the Witan) was held twice annually, rotating among the colleges and universities having Cwen chapters. The society's publication was called The Tid. The 1972 Witan, held in Pittsburgh on the campus of Duquesne University, observed the Fiftieth Anniversary of the society and climaxed in a "feast" in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. This ceremony, detailed in the book of rituals (the Hydan-Bok), is a revered event in the history of the organization.

However, in 1975, the Title IX Education Amendments mandated the abolishment of single-sex organizations in institutions of higher learning. In October 1975, Cwens chapter presidents gave authority to the National Executive Board to disband the society and to formulate plans for a national sophomore honor society for both men and women.

The National Board disbanded the National Society of Cwens, founding the Lambda Sigma Society as a direct descendant on 6 March 1976. The Society of Cwens's goal of fostering leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service remain the same in the child organization.

Source: Lambda Sigma website.

Subject/Index Terms

Honor Societies.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Accruals:

2010-2011 Records (2 folders) 7-16-2014

2012-2016 Records (5 folders) 6-9-2017

Initiate Lists/Membership Lists (1 CD-Rom) 10-31-2017

2016-2017 Records (1 folder, 1 CD-Rom) 12-7-2017

2017-2018 Records (1 folder, 1 CD-Rom) 9-11-2018

Acquisition Source: Ron G. Wolfe

Other URL: http://www.lambdasigma.org/


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Alpha Gamma Delta],
[Series 2: General Records],
[Series 3: Chapters],
[Series 4: Membership Records],
[Series 5: National Convention],
[Series 6: Photographs],
[Series 7: Publications],
[Series 8: Annual Records],
[Series 9: Contact Cards],
[Series 10: Memorabilia],
[Series 11: Digital Media],
[All]

Series 1: Alpha Gamma DeltaAdd to your cart.
Materials relating to the Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Alpha Gamma Delta Correspondence, 1979Add to your cart.
Correspondence between organization members including a letter from Jimmy Carter commending the organization.
Folder 2: Alpha Gamma Delta Documents, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Various documents pertaining to organization rules and regulations.
Folder 3: Alpha Gamma Delta Information Booklets, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Booklets explaining the organization's history and traditions.
Folder 4: Alpha Gamma Delta Newsletters, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Series 2: General RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Activity Files, 1974-2006Add to your cart.
These files contain information regarding events which were planned for organization meetings.
Folder 6: By-Laws, Cwen National, 1925-1974Add to your cart.
By-law revisions, suggested amendments, and a constitution booklet.
Folder 7: By-Laws, Lambda Sigma National, 1977Add to your cart.
National by-laws and proposed amendments.
Folder 8: Calendars, Cwen, 1946-1969Add to your cart.
Contained within the folder are calendars which lay out the specific events which will take place over the course of the academic year. There are detailed instructions that accompany most of the event listings.
Folder 9: Certificates, 2000Add to your cart.
Certificate for the organization's 75th anniversary.
Folder 10: Charter Re-Application, Cwen, 1926-1936Add to your cart.
Charter renewal files.
Folder 11: Contact Information Update FormsAdd to your cart.
These forms were sent out to past members of the Cwen organization in order to update their information, gather information on accomplishments after graduation, and to facilitate the reuniting of old friends.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1936-1973Add to your cart.
Correspondence between various members and leaders of the organization.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1974-2008Add to your cart.
Correspondence between various members and leaders of the organization.
Folder 14: Documents, 1967-2005Add to your cart.
Various documents including oaths, advertisements, and general organization information.
Folder 15: Extension Files, Cwen, 1955-1971Add to your cart.
Extension files for the organization. Also included are three photos.
Physical Description: 3x5
Folder 16: Financial Records, 1949-1968Add to your cart.
Records of inventory and financial expenses.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes, 1929-1968Add to your cart.
Minutes from various organizational events.
Folder 2: Minutes, 1969-1990Add to your cart.
Minutes from various organizational events.
Folder 3: Minutes, 1991-2008Add to your cart.
Minutes from various organizational events.
Folder 4: Programs, 1969-2002Add to your cart.
This folder contains programs for such events as state day, presidential conferences, induction ceremonies, and and initiation ceremonies.
Folder 5: Reports, 1957-1991Add to your cart.
Organizational reports and assessments.
Folder 6: Reports, 1992-2008Add to your cart.
Organizational reports and assessments.
Folder 7: Songs and RitualsAdd to your cart.
Song and ritual lyrics and scripts.
Folder 8: Tapping Charts, 1922-1972Add to your cart.
These lists contain specific information about how many people were recruited into the organization over the years. Each chart separated recruits based on which chapter they were seeking to join.
Folder 9: Emily Taylor Files, 1970-1988Add to your cart.
Correspondence, news clippings, and other information concerning Emily Taylor, dean of women at the University of Kansas, who served as a mentor to women in college and university administration.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Title IX, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Correspondence, documents, and a Cwen Tid article about the disbanding of the organization due to new laws.
Series 3: ChaptersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Chapter RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Award Files, 1966-1968Add to your cart.
These items pertain to a recognition award that was given out annually. There is a list of requirements for the award as well as charts that show the scores of each chapter in their pursuit of the award.
Folder 3: Checklists, 1922-1989Add to your cart.
Chapter checklists spanning 67 years.
Folder 4: Correspondence, Installation, 1952-1962Add to your cart.
Correspondence from various chapters about organization installation.
Folder 5: Logs, 1985-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Petition Materials, 1964-1981Add to your cart.
Petitions from local honor societies to become members of Lambda Sigma
Folder 7: Petition Materials, 1991-2008Add to your cart.
Petitions from local honor societies to become members of Lambda Sigma
Folder 8: Visitation Report Forms, 1951-1963Add to your cart.
Visitation report documents.
Folder 9: Visitation Report Forms, 1963-1968Add to your cart.
Visitation report documents.
Folder 10: Visitation Report Forms, 1968Add to your cart.
Visitation report documents.
Sub-Series 2: Individual ChaptersAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Alabama, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Behrend College, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Berry College, 1981Add to your cart.
Various materials from Berry College pertaining to their application to Lambda Sigma.
Folder 14: Mansfield State College, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Pace University, 2005Add to your cart.
Various materials from Pace University pertaining to their application to Lambda Sigma.
Folder 16: Robert Morris College, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Slippery Rock, 1974Add to your cart.
various materials from Slippery Rock pertaining to their application to the Cwens.
Folder 18: Union College, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Installation documents along with correspondence pertinent to the topic.
Folder 19: University of Kansas, ca. 1976Add to your cart.
Series 4: Membership RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lambda Sigma Master Roster, 1925-1978Add to your cart.
Contains the master roster for the entire organization for every year from 1925 to 1978.
Folder 2: Cwen Membership Files, 1925-1975Add to your cart.
Organization Membership records including national officers and lists of chapters and chapter officers.
Folder 3: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1976-1981Add to your cart.
Contains files that have the names of organization office holders and their information.
Folder 4: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lambda Sigma Membership Files, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Series 5: National ConventionAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fourth National Convention Files, 1929Add to your cart.
Program for the event.
Folder 5: Sixth National Convention Files, 1934Add to your cart.
Program and correspondence for the convention.
Physical Description: 4x6
Folder 6: Eighth National Convention Files, 1936Add to your cart.
Program, correspondence, and a newspaper advertisement for the convention.
Physical Description: 3x5
Folder 7: Ninth National Convention Files, 1937Add to your cart.
Program, reports, correspondence, memorabilia, and newspaper ads for the event.
Physical Description: 3x4
Folder 8: Tenth National Convention Files, 1940Add to your cart.
Program, reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Physical Description: 3x4
Folder 9: Eleventh National Convention Files, 1942Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a newspaper advertisement for the event.
Physical Description: 3x4
Folder 10: Thirteenth National Convention Files, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a newspaper advertisement for the event.
Physical Description: 3x4
Folder 11: Fourteenth National Convention Files, 1952Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a newspaper advertisement for the event.
Physical Description: 3x4
Folder 12: Fifteenth National Convention Files, 1954Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a program for the event.
Physical Description: 3x4
Folder 13: Sixteenth National Convention Files, 1956Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a program for the event.
Physical Description: 3x4
Folder 14: Seventeenth National Convention Files, 1958Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a program for the event.
Physical Description: 4x4
Folder 15: Eighteenth National Convention Files, 1960Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a newspaper advertisement of the event.
Physical Description: 2x3
Folder 16: Nineteenth National Convention Files, 1962Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a program for the event.
Physical Description: 8x10
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Twentieth National Convention Files, 1964Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 2: Twenty First National Convention Files, 1966Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a program for the event.
Folder 3: Twenty Second National Convention Files, 1968Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a program for the event.
Folder 4: Twenty Third National Convention Files, 1970Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 5: Twenty Fourth National Convention Files, 1972Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, minutes, and a program for the event.
Folder 6: Twenty Fifth National Convention Files, 1974Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 7: Lambda Sigma First National Convention, 1976Add to your cart.
Contains attendee lists as well as newspaper articles about the convention.
Folder 8: Sixty Eighth National Convention Files, 1990Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 9: Seventieth National Convention Files, 1992Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 10: Seventy Fifth National Convention Files, 1997Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 11: Eighty Second National Convention Files, 2004Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 12: Eighty Third National Convention Files, 2005Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 13: Eighty Fifth National Convention Files, 2007Add to your cart.
Reports, correspondence, and minutes for the event.
Folder 14: President's Conference Files, 1969-2001Add to your cart.
Most of the files within the folder are correspondence about the conference, but there is also a chapter roster, an expense report for the event, an agenda, and questionnaires which ask questions about participants' opinions on the gathering.
Series 6: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: KicklighterAdd to your cart.
Item 2: 75th Anniversary Honorees with ListAdd to your cart.
Group photo by large pool.
Item 3: Mu ChapterAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Amy MutznerAdd to your cart.
Item 5: A lake from the back of a boatAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Group photo taken on the steps of a buildingAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Lake PhotoAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Photo of girls on a boatAdd to your cart.
Item 9: People in a lakeAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Person water skiingAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Lake ShelterAdd to your cart.
Photo of a shelter by the lake.
Item 12: Five ladies seated in a dark roomAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Mu Chapter MembersAdd to your cart.
Katie, Voss, Stacey Edwards, Shannon Jollay, Julie Hammond, Lisa Karlosky, Anita Vincent
Series 7: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Cwen Manual, 1932Add to your cart.
Manual for the organization which includes the history and traditions.
Folder 16: Cwen Tids, 1935-1944Add to your cart.
Organization newsletters.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cwen Tids, 1945-1958Add to your cart.
Organization newsletters.
Folder 2: Cwen Tids, 1958-1964Add to your cart.
Organization newsletters.
Folder 3: Cwen Tids, 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Organization Newsletters.
Folder 4: Cwen Tids, 1970-1976Add to your cart.
Organization newsletters.
Folder 5: Hydan Bok Revision Process Files, 1948-1971Add to your cart.
Correspondence, editing notes and recommendations, drafts of revisions, and a booklet from 1957 containing revision instructions.
Folder 6: Hydan Bok Copies, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hydan Bok Copies, 1939Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hydan Bok Copies, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hydan Bok Copies, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lambda Sigma Information PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Lambda Sigma Society Handbook, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Diamond" Newsletters, 1976-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Diamond" Newsletters, 1992-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "The Diamond" Newsletters, 1997-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Carbon Copy" NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Series 8: Annual RecordsAdd to your cart.
This series was created to easily add accruals to the collection. Materials that were separated into specific series such as minutes, reports and publications will be found together beginning in the 2008-2009 year.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Records, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Records, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Annual Records, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Records, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Records, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annual Records, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Annual Records, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Annual Records, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Annual Records, 2017-2018Add to your cart.
Series 9: Contact CardsAdd to your cart.
Box 11: Contact CardsAdd to your cart.
Master contact record for every chapter.
Series 10: MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cwens CrownAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Lambda Sigma PendantAdd to your cart.
Series 11: Digital MediaAdd to your cart.
Box 12: CD-Roms with RostersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Initiate Rosters, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Format: CD
Item 2: Initiate Rosters, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Format: CD
Item 3: Initiate Rosters, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Format: CD
Item 4: Initiate Rosters, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Format: DVD
Item 5: Initiate Rosters, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
Format: CD
Item 6: President's Conference, 2011-10Add to your cart.
Format: DVD
Item 7: Lambda Sigma Power PointAdd to your cart.
Format: 3.5" Floppy Disk
Item 8: Lambda Sigma Initiate Lists, 2010-2017Add to your cart.
Format: CD-R
Item 9: Chapter Rosters, 2017-2018Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Alpha Gamma Delta],
[Series 2: General Records],
[Series 3: Chapters],
[Series 4: Membership Records],
[Series 5: National Convention],
[Series 6: Photographs],
[Series 7: Publications],
[Series 8: Annual Records],
[Series 9: Contact Cards],
[Series 10: Memorabilia],
[Series 11: Digital Media],
[All]


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