Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Iota Omega Chapter (Inkster, Mich.) records: 2000-2014
Summary Information
Title: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Iota Omega Chapter (Inkster, Mich.) records
Creator: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Eta Iota Omega Chapter (Inkster, Mich.)
Inclusive dates: 2000-2014
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
The Eta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was chartered in Inkster, Michigan on February 6, 1960. The records consist of awards, certificates, histories, and newsletters created by the Eta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Call number: 2017003 Bimu 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
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Finding aid created by Elizabeth Carron, January 2017.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Eta Iota Omega Chapter (donor no. 11401) in December 2015.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Iota Omega Chapter (Inkster, Mich.) records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. [URL]


The collection is arranged into three series: Awards and Certificates, History, and Newsletters


Incorporated as the first African American Greek-letter sorority, from a core group of nine at Howard University, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) has grown to include over 265,000 members and alumnae, with 972 chapters in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Liberia, South Africa, and Canada.

Established in 1924, the AKA Great Lakes Region is comprised of 97 Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters located in Michigan, western New York, Ohio, western Pennsylvannia, Ohio, West Virginia. The Region's first undergraduate Chapter was Zeta, chartered in 1916 at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio. The Region's first graduate Chapter, Eta, was chartered in 1917 at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Eta Iota Omega was chartered on February 6, 1960 at the home of Jessie Corine Moner in Inkster, Michigan. With a budget of $925.00, the new Chapter set out establish an undergraduate Chapter at Eastern Michigan University (Xi Chapter). The chapter formed partnerships with local YWCA branches, held voter registration drives, established a Police Community Relations committee and purchased membership with NCNW and NAACP. The chapter has continued to develop and support these missions as well as work with local, state and national initiatives to address poverty, education and public health.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Eta Iota Omega Chapter records are comprised of materials accumulated during conferences, chapter meetings, and special interest groups at the local, state, regional, and national level, as well as chapter publications.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • African American women -- Societies and clubs.
  • Greek letter societies -- Michigan.
  • Fraternities and sororities.
  • African American women -- College students.
  • Women's resources.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Eta Iota Omega Chapter (Inkster, Mich.)
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Awards and Certificates [series]

The Awards and Certificates series spans 2000 – 2014 and includes recognitions from the national and regional offices of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the City of Inkster, American Cancer Society, and the United Way.

Box   1  
History [series]

The History series is comprised of one volume containing national and local chapter histories, officer lists, annual program highlights and initiatives, budgets, and photographs. The volume encompasses the history the years 1960–2014.

Box   1  
Eta Iota Omega Chapter's Timeless Service Journey 2014
Newsletters 2000-2005 [series]

The Newsletters series spans 2000–2005 and contains monthly issues arranged chronologically by month. Newsletters contain leadership notes and contact information for officers, events announcements, and chapter meeting agendas.

Folder   1  
Newsletters 2000-2001
Box   1  
Newsletters 2002-2003
Box   1  
Newsletters 2004-2005
Additional Descriptive Data
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