Alpha Chi Omega



Alpha chapter was founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana on October 15, 1885.

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Founding Pageant Cast Taking Curtain Call at Convention Photograph, June 29, 1960

The cast of the founding pageant takes a curtain call during the 1960 National Convention. Alpha Chis from Indianapolis played the seven Founders and five of the first new members (and were joined by one Alpha Chi husband who portrayed Dean James Hamilton Howe).

Gretchen Troster and Helen Barnum at Alpha Eta Chapter Installation Photograph, June 11, 1920

National Inspector Gretchen Gooch Troster (Iota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, left) and Eastern Province President Helen Wood Barnum (Alpha, DePauw University) pose together in front of the home of Grace Sanderson (Iota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) in Alliance, Ohio, during the installation weekend of Alpha Eta (University of Mount Union) chapter.

Group of Six at Alpha Chapter House Groundbreaking Photograph, November 1, 1952

A group of six pose together at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Alpha (DePauw University) chapter house. They include Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University, left), Ardath Yates Burkhart (Alpha Beta, Purdue University, third from left), Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University, third from right) and Harriette Dresser Crabill (Alpha Beta, Purdue University, right).

Hannah Keenan Photograph, 1985

Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University) served as director of the central office from 1937-66.

Hannah Keenan Receiving Good Neighbor Award, c. 1938

Fraternity Executive Director Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University, center) receives the Good Neighbor Award from Chuckles Chapman and Founder Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University) at the Alpha Chi (Butler University) chapter house.

Hera Day Activities by Chapter Report, February-March 1941

This report lists each chapter and its altruistic activities for Hera Day. Many of the activities center around children or senior citizens.

Hera Head Pin, Anna Allen Smith

A gold Hera Head pin honoring Alpha Chi Omega's patron goddess, Hera, was selected for ex-Grand Officers at the 12th National Convention in 1910. Alta Allen Loud received the first one in 1911. In 1919, the four living Founders received one at convention. Any sister who wears one now has served at least one term on the National Council.

Honor Founder Newspaper Clipping, 1957

This brief article discusses a picnic in honor of Nellie Gamble Childe (Alpha, DePauw University), the last living founder of Alpha Chi Omega, and includes a photograph of Childe.

In Memoriam, Fall 2015

This list provides the names of Alpha Chi Omegas who have passed away since the last issue of The Lyre.