Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Records
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Other records on the Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. including files on fundraisers, history, membership, national publications, southern area publications, and financial records reside with the Chapter Archives.
- 1946 - 2021
The Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Gainesville, FL, was officially chartered on September 21, 1951 by five Zeta women – Annie McGhee, Cora Roberson, Gladys Alexander, Julia Harper and Wilma Holloway. The Gainesville Zetas were the first historically Black Greek-lettered organization established in Alachua County, Florida, and the first to usher in an undergraduate sorority at the University of Florida, Mu Epsilon Chapter, in 1974. Local programming includes collaborative community efforts around maternal education and infant healthcare, scholarships and grants to promote youth education, mentorship and leadership training, and programming for overall academic, professional, and individual success in women and men. Signature events like an “An Afternoon with Zora,” “Bowling for Babies,” and scholarship awards and voter registration drives also make up some of the programming to aid the surrounding Gainesville community.
Today, the Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is made up of members of the Gainesville Community who have distinguished themselves as community servants, educators, and change agents for a better Gainesville.
"About Zeta Phi Beta." Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, https://zphib1920.org/our-history/.
"Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter." Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, https://www.gainesvillezetas.com/delta-sigma-zeta-history.
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- A Guide to the Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Records
- Finding aid created by Florence Turcotte and Tiffany Pennamon.
- April 2021
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