Alpha chapter was founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana on October 15, 1885.
This dance card was used by Dorothy Bell (Alpha, DePauw University) and her future husband Randall Booty.
Photographs and brief descriptions highlight the achievements of alumnae chapters and individual alumnae.
Amy Dubois Rieth (Alpha, DePauw University) was only 15 when she entered DePauw. She studied both voice and pianoforte. She was known as “the little girl with the big voice,” and was selected to sing important roles in school productions. Amy had a quiet and straightforward manner, which belied her fondness for pulling pranks on her Fraternity sisters. Her influence on the Fraternity endured long after she left to teach music in Kansas.
DATE OF BIRTH: December 31, 1869 DATE OF DEATH: August 12, 1915 CEMETERY Wyuka Cemetery 3600 O Street Lincoln, NE 68510 Section 2, Lot 5546 (7 rows down), SP-7
In a portion of a speech given at the 1952 Massachusetts State Day, Ann Burnett Clark speaks about her grandmother, Founder Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University).
The program includes pieces from The Daily Banner written between May 23-26, 1932 regarding the death of Founder Anna Allen Smith (Alpha, DePauw University). The articles discuss plans for Smith's funeral as well as biographical information about the deceased.
Anna Allen Smith (Alpha, DePauw University) lived her entire life in Greencastle, Indiana, and was childhood friends with Bessie Grooms Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University and Olive (Ollie) Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University). She was always interested in music and was the youngest student to do advanced work at DePauw's School of Music. She was just 15 years old when Alpha Chi Omega was founded. Anna was the Founder most associated with Alpha chapter and until her untimely death in 1932, she knew every initiated Alpha (all 700 of them).
DATE OF BIRTH: September 10, 1870 DATE OF DEATH: May 23, 1932 CEMETERY Forest Hill Cemetery 2181 S County Road 50 W. Greencastle, IN 46135 Anna Allen Smith (Alpha, DePauw University) shares a headstone with her husband, infant son and other relatives (with last name Allen). The Smiths are located in Book 1, p. 356, Lot 11, Block 7, Range 11.
Established in 1914, the Award of Distinction was to recognize the 29 sisters who served overseas in World War I. In 1924, the criteria was broadened to include sisters who had given “constructive service to the Fraternity.” Marian McDowell was the first to receive the new award in 1926. At the 1935 National Convention, each of the four living Founders were presented an award. Nellie Gamble Childe's award was donated to the national archives upon her death. The award was designed by Hungarian-American sculptor Julio Kilenyi.