Alpha Chi Omega



Beta chapter was founded at Albion College in Albion, Michigan on May 27, 1887.

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Beta Chapter Cabinet Card, c. 1891

Each woman is individually identified on the back of the cabinet card.

Alta Allen Loud Portrait Photograph, c. 1900

Alta Allen Loud (Beta, Albion College) served as National President from 1907-10 and from 1912-19.

Harriet Bardwell to Alta Allen Loud Letter, c. June 22, 1908

Harriet Edith Bardwell (Xi, University of Nebraska - Lincoln) updates Alta Allen Loud (Beta, Albion College) on the state of Xi chapter and discusses plans for attending the 1908 National Convention.

Maude Steiner to Officers and Chapters of Alpha Chi Omega Letter, 1916

Maude Staiger Steiner (Theta, University of Michigan) announces that the National Council has decided to grant a charter to the local sorority Alpha Theta Sigma at Washington State University.

Alta Allen Loud to Mrs. Herbert Marshall Telegram, June 22, 1924

Former National President Alta Allen Loud (Beta, Albion College) sends greetings and best wishes to the Alpha Chis assembled at the 1924 National Convention.

James Howe to Mrs. Gilbert L. Van Auken Letter, May 15, 1933

James Howe, former dean of the DePauw University School of Music and an instrumental figure in the founding of Alpha Chi Omega, writes to Fraternity President Ethel Mead Van Auken (Lambda, Syracuse University) with an update on his professional work, which Alpha Chi Omega helps to subsidize through an endowment. Howe also expresses wonder at the growth of Alpha Chi Omega, particularly the importance of Beta (Albion College) chapter, for whose installation he provided the funds.

National Council at Convention Photograph, July 8, 1955

Members of the National Council pose together at the 1955 National Convention in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Three of the women are identified: Susan Newcomer Hollinshead (Beta, Albion College) (second from left), Florence Staiger Lonn (Theta, University of Michigan) (second from right) and Pat Mason Guertler (Beta, Albion College) (far right).

Elthea Turner and Group Around Piano at Convention Photograph, 1966

Elthea Snider Turner (Gamma, Northwestern University), 1966 Award of Achievement winner and composer of "Long Have I Cherished," poses at a piano with part of the convention choir following her concert at the 1966 National Convention in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Each woman is individually identified on page 23 of the fall 1966 issue of The Lyre, where this photograph is featured.

Life Loyal, Fall 2015

This page lists Alpha Chis who have joined the Life Loyal program between April 1 and June 30, 2015.

Alumnae Notes, Fall 2015

Photographs and brief descriptions highlight the achievements of alumnae chapters and individual alumnae.