University of Minnesota

AHEPA Order---National Office, Records

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Order of AHEPA.
Dates: 1923-1950
Abstract: Collection contains bound correspondence of the local chapters for the period of 1923-1950.
Quantity: 63 lin.ft.
Language: In English
Collection ID: IHRC98

HISTORICAL SKETCH

A fraternal, cultural, and social organization, the Order of AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) was founded in 1922 to fight discrimination and to help newly arrived Greeks adapt to American life. Today the Order has over 50,000 members with greater than 500 chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, Greece, and Cyprus. Also part of the AHEPA Family are the Daughters of Penelope, and the junior orders, the Sons of Pericles, and the Maids of Athena, for young men and women respectively. The AHEPA Family encourages the dissemination of Hellenic ideals and culture, provides financial assistance to various charities, sponsors youth tours to Greece, provides college scholarships, and encourages the study of Greek language and culture. The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence. For more information about the organization, please visit their website <http://www.ahepa.org/ahepa/>.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The AHEPA Order---National Office collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The AHEPA Order---National Office collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The AHEPA Order---National Office Records, Greek American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota


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