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Denise A. Bittner papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 231

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of correspondence (1971-1972), printed material (issues of the Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine, 1969-1971; issues of Kat-Tales, the Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae newsletter), ephemera (event programs, dining and housing information, Kappa Alpha Theta pledge lists, songs, and rituals, and the Panhellenic Handbook), and newsclippings.


  • Creation: 1968-1972, 1996
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1968-1972


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Denise Lynn Bittner (nee Alexander) was born in Yakima, Washington in 1950 to James and Dorothy Bittner. The family moved to Boise, Idaho in 1955; Denise graduated from Borah High School in Boise in 1968. Between 1968 and 1972, Denise attended the University of Oregon, where she majored in Broadcasting in the School of Journalism. As an undergraduate, she served as the President of both Sigma Delta Chi, a national journalism society, and Theta Sigma Phi, a national women's journalism organization. After graduation, Denise worked for KTUB TV in Boise.

In 1973, she married John Robert Bittner, a professor of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. After his death in 2002, she retired from her job as Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, and moved back to Boise.


0.25 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Collection is comprised of material created and collected by Denise Bittner, University of Oregon alumna, and includes correspondence, printed material, ephemera, and newsclippings.


Collection is organized into the following series: correspondence, printed materials, ephemera, and newsclippings.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Denise Bittner are held at the Oregon Historical Society (Accession 26218).


Guide to the Denise Bittner papers
Preliminary Description
Rachel Lilley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA