Information about the Collection
Delta Psi Kappa, a women’s physical education honorary society, was founded in 1916 at the Normal College of the American Gymnastic Union. Its original purpose was to further the aims and ideals of the profession of physical education. Included in the ranks of the organization is Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel.
Turnverein, Longwood’s local honorary physical education society, became a chapter of Delta Psi Kappa in March of 1968.
This collection was transferred from the Athletics Department to the Greenwood Library Archives in the summer of 2008.
Scope and Content
The Delta Psi Kappa Collection includes a variety of print materials, scrapbook materials related to sporting events, seven photograph albums with photographs and slides of sporting events, physical education classes, and social gatherings.
This collection consists of 2 cubic feet contained in 4 archival boxes.
There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes.
Items not included in boxes; shelved with oversize items:
A bronze-toned plaque embossed with “In Appreciation of Delta Psi Kappa, Beta Lambda Chapter, Class of 1977” shelved with oversize photos.
Soccer flag on flag pole, attached to a stand with no plaque or engraving, shelved in drawer with soccer trophies.View the full finding aid here: Delta Psi Kappa Collection