History Books

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Kappa Kappa Gamma has published five history books. Three were published as single volume books and two were published in three different issues of The Key.


Kappa's Record, A Short History of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity is the earliest and smallest volume and was published in 1903 by Minnie Royse Walker, DePauw. This 67-page volume has not yet been scanned.


History of Kappa Kappa Gamma, 1870-1930 is the largest volume and was edited and largely written by May Whiting Westermann, Nebraska, and published in 1932. Several copies were signed by May and carry her hand-written warning: "Read the History, Buy the History, Never Write the History."

History 1932


The History of Kappa Kappa Gamma, 1870-1975 was published in two volumes in The Key and was edited by Catherine "Kay" Schroeder Graf, Ohio State, and Diane Miller Selby, Ohio State. Volume I includes chapter histories and was published in the Fall 1975 issue and Volume II is an organizational history of the Fraternity and was published in the Fall 1977 issue.

THE KEY VOL 92 NO 3 FALL 1975.pdf
Fall 1975
THE KEY VOL 94 NO 3 FALL 1977.pdf
Fall 1977


The History of Kappa Kappa Gamma Volume III was published in the Summer 1986 issue of The Key and was edited by Virginia "Gini" Anding La Charite, William and Mary.

THE KEY VOL 103 NO 2 SUMMER 1986.pdf
Summer 1986


History 2000, Kappa Kappa Gamma Through the Years is the latest volume and was edited by Gwendolyn "Gay" Chuba Barry, Penn State.

HISTORY 2000.pdf
History 2000


1916 Songs of Kappa Kappa Gamma is the fourth to be published by Kappa Kappa Gamma.

HISTORY 2000.pdf
Songs of Kappa Kappa Gamma (1916)