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Nu Kopelle Scrapbook

 Unprocessed Material — Flat_Box: ViU-2024-0002
Identifier: ViU-2024-0002

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This collection contains a scrapbook documenting one year of service of the Nu Kopelles, a youth group based in Queens, New York, sponsored by the African American professional and business women's sorority Lambda Kappa Mu. The scrapbook is dedicated to their youth coordinator, Elizabeth Lockett, and the opening title page, written in ink, identifies the club officers: President Karyn Greene, Vice President Jackie Chamacoon, Secretary Yvonne Stallworth, and Treasurer Sheila Blake. This scrapbook shows the many accomplishments of the Nu chapter of the Kopelles in 1975 and includes forty-five photographs, including forty-one color snapshots, with notes captioning the page. Events documented include the girls volunteering with Geraldo Rivera's One-to-One volunteer program, holiday visits to residents at the Irwin Nursing Home, and several luncheons. Some photographs show the girls dressed up, where the Kopelles "exhibited their talents in fashion modeling, dance choreography, music, song, and scholarship." The scrapbook also contains a list of the Kopelles' fundraising efforts and a flyer for a car wash. Lambda Kappa Mu was founded in 1937 by Florence K. Norman, who taught at the historic Fessenden school in Florida and served as secretary to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Lambda Kappa Mu established the Kopelles youth program in 1962 to build leadership skills in young women.

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Purchased from Langdon Manor Books, 3 October 2023.

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  • Creation: 1974-1975


.375 Cubic Feet (1 flat box) ; 12"X18"X3"

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1 scrapbook