Skip to main content

Alpha Kappa Chi Society records

Identifier: 6SS-AKX

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of the records of the Alpha Kappa Chi Society (originally named the Classics Society), dating from 1892-1968. Collection consists of two series. Series I. Administrative records (1892-circa 1989) includes the Treasurer’s financial records and reports, event invitations and programs, a play titled “Iphigenia in Taurus,” the Society’s constitution (multiple versions), building records of the Alpha Kappa Chi House, correspondence, President’s Books, and the Recording Secretary’s notebooks. Series II. Scrapbooks and photo albums (1892-circa 1952) includes scrapbooks and photo albums, including one photo album of plays performed.


  • 1892-1968, circa 1989


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. To make an appointment to view materials, please contact the Archives staff by email at or by phone at (781) 283-3745.

Conditions Governing Use

The Wellesley College Archives welcomes researchers to use materials in the public domain, to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by copyright law, and to request permission to use works whose copyright is held by Wellesley College. All materials from the Archives, regardless of copyright status, should be attributed to the Wellesley College Archives, Library and Technology Services when cited, quoted, or reproduced.

Biographical / Historical

This Society was formed in 1892. It was first called the Classics Society. The Society adopted the name Alpha Kappa Chi in 1897. The Society had the goal of providing fellowship and supporting classical studies. The first Alpha Kappa Chi House was built across from Stone Hall and opened in 1903. After the College Hall fire in 1914, it temporarily housed the Philosophy and Psychology Departments. The building was torn down in 1935-1936. A new Alpha Kappa Chi House was built behind the Margaret Clapp Library, and opened in 1924. In 1970, the house became the Harambee House.


1.4 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Administrative records (1892-circa 1989) and Series II. Scrapbooks and photo albums (1892-circa 1952). Collection is physically maintained in original order.
Wellesley College. Alpha Kappa Chi. Alpha Kappa Chi Society Records, 1892-1968: a guide.
File-level description by Student Assistant Sophia Pechaty, collection-level description by Natalia Gutierrez-Jones, Project Archivist.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository