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Alpha Omega Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1474 THL

Finding aid created by Archives Staff 11/99. Last Revised 06/17.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 1.23 linear feet

DATES: 1953-2017

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection consists of histories of the chapter, awards, by-laws, and a scrapbook (1967-1968) concerning the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha International located in Winchester, VA.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Alpha Omega Sorority is a non-collegiate sorority and is part of the national organization called Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA), which formed in 1929. The ESA was the first non-collegiate sorority in America as a “What to Read Club” for women. The organization grew to over 1,200 chapters and participates in charity events. The organization’s single purpose is to inspire leadership and service by bringing good people together to pursue programs and projects that make a positive difference locally, nationally, and internationally. The local chapter, Alpha Omega, was chartered in September 1953 with 12 members.

CITE AS: Alpha Omega Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Records 1474 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




Awards and Miscellaneous Items, 5 items

By-laws, Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports 1970-1989

Commemorative Napkins, 12 items

Newspaper Articles, 3 leaves printed (photocopy), 2 leaves printed

Shenandoah Valley Area Council History, 5 leaves, typescript; 1 sheet, news article

State History 1953-1978, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy)


Chapter History 1953-1979, unnumbered leaves, typescript

Chapter History 1980-2000, unnumbered leaves, typescript 

Chapter History  2000-2004 (folder contains the following):
2000-2001, 10 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2001-2002, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2002-2003, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2003-2004, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Chapter History  2004-2010 (folder contains the following):
2004-2005, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2005-2006, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2006-2007, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2007-2008, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2008-2009 ,8 leaves, typescript (photocopy)                    
2009-2010, 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Chapter History, 2010 - (folder contains the following):
2010-2011, 8 leaves, typescript
2011-1012, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2012-2013, 11 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
2013-2014, 12 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Lists of Chapter officers and committees, 2010-2014, 9 leaves, typescript (folder contains the following):
2014-2015, 15 leaves, typescript
2015-2016, 15 leaves, typescript
2016-2017; 15 leaves, typescript


“All About Alpha Omega” – 1959-1960, scrapbook, 1 item, bound

“Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Alpha Omega Chapter 2060, Winchester, VA 1967-1968” scrapbook, 1 item, bound

“Bettee Beettle Bug Presents Alpha Omega Chapter 2060, Winchester, VA 1970-1971”, scrapbook, 1 item, bound

Look for the Rainbow –  1996-1997, scrapbook, 1 item, bound