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Gamma Phi Beta (Alpha Chi Chapter) records

Identifier: UA 7.109

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Content Description

Collection includes materials documenting the daily activities of Gamma Phi Beta (Alpha Chi Chapter). Materials include pages from a scrapbook that contain stereotypical caricatures of east Asian and Native American people as well as derogatory language regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Collection also includes photographs of culturally insensitive events held in Sorority Court.


  • Creation: 1951-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Gamma Phi Beta is a soroity with the mission to build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us. The sorority's vision is to inspire the highest type of womanhood.The Alpha Chi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was installed at William & Mary in 1934.


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Guide to the Gamma Phi Beta Alpha Chi Chapter records
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 December
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository