|Creator:||Order of AHEPA.|
|Abstract:||Collection contains bound correspondence of the local chapters for the period of 1923-1950.|
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/>.
The AHEPA Order---National Office collection is available for public research.
The AHEPA Order---National Office collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.
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The AHEPA Order---National Office Records, Greek American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
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