Alpha Lambda Delta Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Alpha Lambda Delta records
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

Alpha Lambda Delta, the "first scholastic honor society for freshman women," was founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois. Maria Leonard, the Dean of Women at the University of Illinois, hoped to honor freshman women of high scholastic achievement at a time when many at the University felt that too much emphasis was being placed on athletics. In doing so, she founded Alpha Lambda Delta and became its first Grand President. Alpha Lambda Delta became a national organization in 1926, after Purdue University requested permission to establish a chapter. In 1976 the society published a booklet, titled "Fifty Years in Alpha Lambda Delta," to commemorate a half-century of encouraging and recognizing freshman women of high achievement.

A chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was established at Michigan State University in 1957.

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Scope and Content

The records of Alpha Lambda Delta contain two copies of the 1976 booklet, "Fifty years in Alpha Lambda Delta."

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 2004

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Alpha Lamda Delta. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Students. Societies, etc.


  • Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Women college students -- Michigan -- East Lansing -- Societies, etc.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

"Fifty Years in Alpha Lambda Delta" 1976 

F.D. 1