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Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omicron Kappa Chapter records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA 25.012

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the sorority group Alpha Kappa Alpha. In January of 2008, the Omicron Kappa chapter based at Appalachian, celebrated its twentieth anniversary at Appalachian, and the 100th anniversary of the sorority as a whole. The collection includes a schedule of the celebration and a souvenir booklet. Also information about the chapter printed from their website can be found in the accession. Also included is a Library News release of the University Archives' receipt of the accession as well as pictures on a compact disc and printer paper.


  • Creation: 2008


Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. The Omicron Kappa Chapter at Appalachian State University was established in 1988.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908, and the Omicron Kappa Chapter was established at ASU in 1988. These records include materials relating to the group in general and specifically their celebration of their 20th anniversary in 2008.


The collection currently consists of one folder. The arrangement will be updated based on future additions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to University Archives in 2008 from Alpha Kappa Alpha.


This collection's previous unique identifer was UA 5119.

Processing Information

Processed by Trevor McKenzie, June 2017.



Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omicron Kappa Chapter records
Grant Maher
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository