Lambda Alpha International Records, 1931-1986

Collection Number: 2917

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Lambda Alpha International records, 1931-1986
Collection Number:
2917
Creator:
Lambda Alpha International.
Quantity:
6.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Records, scrapbook, publications, correspondence, and photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes records of Lambda Alpha International, formerly the International Fraternity of Lambda Alpha, which was established in 1931 at Northwestern University by a group of students of land economics and real estate as an honorary professional fraternity to foster the study of land economics.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Lambda Alpha International, formerly the International Fraternity of Lambda Alpha, was established on February 23, 1931 at Northwestern University by a group of students of land economics and real estate as an honorary professional fraternity to foster the study of land economics. The first chapter, the Ely Chapter in Chicago, was named after Dr. Richard T. Ely for his role as "Father of Land Economics." Other chapters include the George Washington Chapter, Washington, D.C.; the Dixie States Chapter, Atlanta, Georgia; the Flagler Chapter, Miami, Florida; the Golden Gate Chapter, San Francisco, California; the Simcoe Chapter, Toronto, Canada; and the Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, Honolulu, Tulsa, Minneapolis, New York City, Phoenix, Seattle, and St. Louis Chapters. Membership is by invitation and election only.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Early records consist of a scrapbook of clippings and memorabilia, 1931-1933, and membership lists. Other records of the organization date from 1949 to the present and consist of the charter, constitution, bylaws and materials concerning fraternity history, and bylaws of regional chapters. Also, financial records; correspondence of the presidents' secretaries; chapter records including notices and reports of meetings; agendas and minutes of business and special meetings, and membership data; photographs and publications, including the fraternity journal, newsletters, and yearbooks. Includes records of the Land Economics Foundation and information on the various Biennial Congresses of Lambda Alpha.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Lambda Alpha International.
Lambda Alpha International.
Land Economics Foundation.

Subjects:
Trade and professional associations.
Land economics.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Lambda Alpha International Records, #2917. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Lambda Alpha International Records
Box 1 Folder 1
Articles of Incorporation, photo copy, 1967
Box 1 Folder 2
Constitution: original draft and reprint, 1931 , 1961
Box 1 Folder 3
Constitution and revised edition, 1959 , c. 1967
Box 1 Folder 4
Initiation Ritual
Box 1 Folder 5
By-laws of Regional Chapters: Dixie, Ely, Flagler, George Washington, Golden Gate, Los Angeles - 1967 , n.d.
Box 1 Folder 6
By-laws of Regional Chapters: New York, Philadelphia, Simcoe - 1967 , n.d.
Box 1 Folder 7
History, c. 1955 , 1965
Box 1 Folder 8
Awards by Lambda Alpha; correspondence, news releases - 1967
Box 1 Folder 9
Chapter Announcements: Ely (Chicago), George Washington (Washington, D.C.), Golden Gate (San Francisco) 1967-1968
Box 1 Folder 10
Chapter Announcements: Los Angeles, New York Area, Philadelphia 1966-1968
Box 1 Folder 11-12
Chapter Expansion - Correspondence, nomination forms, clippings, photos, memorandum: Atlanta chapter, Michigan chapter, New York chapter, Philadelphia chapter, St. Louis chapter, Toronto chapter, Rho Epsilon merger 1948-1966 , n.d.
Box 1 Folder 13
Newsletters - drafts and memoranda, Memorial issue 1966-1967
Box 1 Folder 14
Nomination forms
Box 1 Folder 15
Urban Land Institute - brochure and envelope, Technical Bulletin #60, "Changing Patterns of Land Economics" by Homer Hoyt
Box 1 Folder 16-18
Scrapbook of news clippings and memorabilia, 1931-1933
Box 1 Folder 19
Presidential Photographs: Douglas V. Cannon
Box 1 Folder 20
Biennial Congress - Correspondence, agenda, news releases of election 1965
Box 1 Folder 21
Directory receipts, correspondence, general ledger sheet 1965-1966
Box 1 Folder 22
General - Grand Council - correspondence, miscellany, membership list 1957-1961
Box 1 Folder 23
Grand Chapter - Disbursements: correspondence, invoices, statements, treasurer's reports 1961-1967
Box 1 Folder 24-25
Grand Chapter - Constitution: correspondence concerning interim edicts and constitution revision 1966-1967
Box 1 Folder 26
Grand Chapter Officers: instructions, correspondence concerning organizational matters, 2 newsletters 1957 , 1960-67
Box 1 Folder 27
Grand Chapter - Treasurer's reports to officers: correspondence and reports including bank statements, schedules of accounts, reports of membership, etc. 1961-1967
Box 1 Folder 28
Grand Congress; correspondence concerning nomination of Grand Chapter offices, minutes of nomination committee 1951-1961
Box 1 Folder 29
Income taxes - evidence to support application for tax exempt status: correspondence, summary of receipts and disbursements, general ledger sheets 1962-67
Box 1 Folder 30
Information - Treasurer: general instructions, forms used by treasurer, correspondence concerning official jeweller 1961-1965
Box 1 Folder 31
Land Economics Foundation and Archives correspondence 1967
Box 1 Folder 32
Land Economics Journal - correspondence concerning Lambda Alpha subscriptions 1966-1967
Box 1 Folder 33
Treasurer's Records: correspondence, invoices, statements 1949-1961
Box 1 Folder 34
Chapter Returns - Dixie States (Atlanta, Georgia): correspondence, membership lists, cash journal 1959-1967
Box 1 Folder 35-36
Ely (Chicago) - correspondence, membership lists, cash journal 1949-1967
Box 1 Folder 37
Flagler (Miami, Florida) - correspondence, cash journal 1961-67
Box 1 Folder 38-39
George Washington (Washington, D.C.) - correspondence, membership lists, cash journal 1957-1967
Box 1 Folder 40
Golden Gate (San Francisco) - correspondence, membership list, cash journal, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Report 1964-1967
Box 1 Folder 41-42
Los Angeles - correspondence, by-laws, membership lists, programs, cash journal 1955-1967
Box 1 Folder 43-44
New York Area - correspondence, cash journal 1949-1967
Box 1 Folder 45
Philadelphia (proposed) - clipping from Quarterly Newsletter 1967
Box 1 Folder 46
Simcoe (Toronto, Canada) - correspondence, constitution 1965-1967
Box 2
Bank statements, cancelled checks, treasurer's records, record of bank reconciliation, deposit slips, journals, general ledger (assets, revenue, expense, balance sheets) 1949-1967
Box 3 Folder 1-20
General Counsel and Executive Secretary 1964-1967
Box 3 Folder 21-48
General Counsel, Executive Secretary-Treasurer 1967-1968
Box 3 Folder 49-52
Executive secretary - Wally Mackey file 1981-1982
Box 3 Folder 53-55
Hugo-Brunt, M.: member, Simcoe Chapter, International Historian, member Journal Search committee Finch, H.F.: Lambda Alpha - Cornell Project, Lambda Alpha brochure 1969-1974
Box 4 Folder 1
Ely Chapter Officers 1931-1974
Box 4 Folder 2-3
Treasurer - Grand Chapter 1961-1965
Box 4 Folder 4
Secretary - Grand Chapter 1961-1966
Box 4 Folder 5
Membership 1961-1964
Box 4 Folder 6
Grand Chapter Meeting 1959
Box 4 Folder 7
Publicity 1949-1958
Box 4 Folder 8
Secretary 1964-1965
Box 4 Folder 9
Treasurer 1965
Box 4 Folder 10
Directory 1963-1965
Box 4 Folder 11
Reading File - Grand Chapter 1959-62
Box 4 Folder 12
Handbook 1950
Box 4 Folder 13
25th Anniversary Membership Roster 1955
Box 4 Folder 14
Grand Chapter - Rituals, etc. 1955-1961
Box 4 Folder 15
Grand Chapter re Directory 1961-1964
Box 4 Folder 16
Grand Chapter 1957-1959
Box 4 Folder 17
Lost Members 1964
Box 4 Folder 18-20
Biennial Congress 1963
Box 4 Folder 21
Badgley 1962-1965
Box 4 Folder 22
Hendee 1962
Box 4 Folder 23
Harrington, J.J., & Co. Harrington, J.J., Jr., Chicago 1963
Box 4 Folder 24
re Directory 1963
Box 4 Folder 25
Biennial Congress 1963
Box 4 Folder 26
President - Grand Chapter 1958-1965
Box 4 Folder 27
Stationary - Lambda Alpha and miscellany 1963-1964
Box 4 Folder 28
Grand Chapter 1959-1960
Box 4 Folder 29
Roster material and Mailing Lists 1956-1960
Box 4 Folder 30
New Chapters 1961
Box 4 Folder 31
Grand Chapter Miscellany 1957-1963
Box 4 Folder 32
Grand Chapter 1961-1963
Box 4 Folder 33-35
Grand Chapter 1955-1963
Box 4 Folder 36
Flagler Chapter 1962-1965
Box 4 Folder 37
Golden Gate Chapter 1964-1965
Box 4 Folder 38
Ely Chapter Membership Roster 1960
Box 4 Folder 39
Ely Chapter Membership Roster 1958-1959
Box 4 Folder 41
Ely Grand Chapter 1933-1956
Box 4 Folder 42
Ely Grand Chapter 1959-1963
Box 4 Folder 43
Ely Grand Chapter 1960
Box 4 Folder 44
Dixie States Chapter - Reports of Chapter Progress 1959-1963
Box 4 Folder 45-46
Dixie States - Grand Chapter 1959-1965
Box 4 Folder 47
Philadelphia - Grand Chapter 1958-1961
Box 4 Folder 48
New York - Grand Chapter 1960-1965
Box 4 Folder 49-50
Los Angeles - Grand Chapter 1958-1965
Box 4 Folder 51
Simcoe Chapter Membership List 1969
Box 4 Folder 52
George Washington Chapter Roster
Box 4 Folder 53
Papers Offered at the Biennial Congress 1969
Box 4 Folder 54
Kellough - Chairman Urban Affairs Award Case 1971
Box 4 Folder 55
W. Kellough - Simcoe Chapter 1971-1974
Box 4 Folder 56
Vitae of Members (whose publications we do not have)
Box 4 Folder 57
W.R. Kellough - Chairman, Banquet and Housing Committee 1972-1973
Box 4 Folder 58-59
Kellough - Biennial Congress 1972-1973
Box 5 Folder 1
Programs 1955-1981
Box 5 Folder 2
Congress 1965
Box 5 Folder 3
Golden Gate Chapter 1965-70
Box 5 Folder 4
Correspondence, programs, and photos concerning present officers and directors of the Los Angeles Chapter and the new delegation 1968-1981
Box 5 Folder 5
Individual photographs, A-C
Box 5 Folder 6
Individual photographs, D-J
Box 5 Folder 7
Individual photographs, K-M
Box 5 Folder 8
Individual photographs, N-R
Box 5 Folder 9
Individual photographs, S-W
Box 5 Folder 10
Robert C. Klove - correspondence 1969-1970
Box 5 Folder 11
Los Angeles miscellaneous correspondence 1969-1970
Box 5 Folder 12
Ely Chapter 1971
Box 5 Folder 13
J.W. Greathead 1973
Box 5 Folder 14
Minutes 1976
Box 5 Folder 15
International Congress 1977
Box 5 Folder 16
Interview: Arthur Bohnen and James Massey, Memphis Chapter 1977
Box 5 Folder 17
Ely Chapter 1980
Box 5 Folder 18
Minutes - Land Economics Foundation 1981-89
Box 5 Folder 19
Philadelphia Chapter 1982
Box 5 Folder 20
Minutes 1982-1983
Box 5 Folder 21
Keynotes International
Box 5 Folder 22
Minutes, reports, etc. 1982-1985
Box 5 Folder 23
Constitution 1983
Box 5 Folder 24
Toronto Congress - selected papers 1983
Box 5 Folder 25
Executive Committee Meeting 1984
Box 5 Folder 26
"Capitol Solutions" 1985
Box 5 Folder 27
"The Ricks Report" 1985
Box 5 Folder 28
Keynotes International, Selected Papers from Biennial Congress, etc. 1985-1986
Box 5 Folder 29
Minutes 1986-1987
Box 5 Folder 30
Alexander Redevelopment and Housing Authority 1988
Box 5 Folder 31
"About Us" - David L. Callies 1989
Box 5 Folder 32
"About Us" - Harry Chaddick 1988
Box 5 Folder 33
"About Us" - Tom Dyke 1988
Box 5 Folder 34
"About Us" - Colden Florance 1988
Box 5 Folder 35
"About Us" - Don Hendry Fulton 1989
Box 5 Folder 36
"About Us" - Jeffrey Heller 1988
Box 5 Folder 37
"About Us" - Larry Laukka
Box 5 Folder 38
"About Us" - Edward J. Levy 1987
Box 5 Folder 39
"About Us" - Robert M. Parks
Box 5 Folder 40
"About Us" - Walter N. Marks 1988-1989
Box 5 Folder 41
"About Us" 1988-1989
Box 5 Folder 42-52
"About Us" 1989
Box 5 Folder 53
"About Us" 1990
Box 5 Folder 54
"About Us" 1989
Box 5 Folder 55
Biennial Congress 1991
Box 5 Folder 56
Biographical Sketches 1966
Box 5 Folder 57
Lambda Alpha - Cornell University Agreements (H. Finch) 1968-1974
Box 5 Folder 58
Ely Chapter Reports,1985-1993
Box 5 Folder 59
George Washington Chapter Announcements 1985-1986
Box 5 Folder 60
Philadelphia and Puget Sound Chapters Announcements1982-1985
Box 6 Folder 1
Community Assistance Program Reports 1988-1989 , n.d.
Box 6 Folder 2
Savings and Loan Journal, May 1955
Box 6 Folder 3
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Meeting Manual 1962
Box 6 Folder 4
Lambda Alpha - Cornell University agreements (H. Finch) 1968-1974
Box 6 Folder 5
Correspondence with H. Finch especially re. L.A. Brochure 1971-1972
Box 6 Folder 6
Donors and Archives Content 1984
Box 6 Folder 7
Lambda Alpha Accession File (outdated)
Box 6 Folder 8
The Lambda Alpha Literary Archives at Cornell University
1988
Urban Development a Guide to the Lambda Alpha Archives at Cornell University
Box 7 item #1
Lambda Alpha 25th Anniversary Membership Roster 1955
Box 7 item #2
Lambda Alpha Land Economics Journal: vol. 1, Spring 1978 ; vol.2, 1980 ; vol. 3, 1981 (50th Anniversary Issue)
Box 7 item #3
Lambda Alpha Rosters 1965-1971
Box 7 item #4
Lambda Alpha Year Book and Roster 1976
Box 7 item #5
Lambda Alpha Year Book 1977
Box 7 item #6
Los Angeles Chapter Membership Roster 1969-1970
Box 7 item #7
Video Cassette: "Profiles in Courage" converted from 16mm film by John F. Kennedy Foundation - film was at least 25 years old 1985
Box 7 item #8
Video Cassette: Richard T. Ely - "Profiles in Courage"
Box 7 item #9
"Cameron Vallet" - A Public Housing Success Story, Alexandria, Virginia 1988