Alpha Chi Omega

DIGITAL HISTORY

Lambda

Lambda chapter was founded at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York on December 18, 1906. The chapter closed on January 28, 2011 and was reopened on November 5, 2016.

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Ethel Van Auken Photograph, September 1928

Ethel Mead Van Auken (Lambda, Syracuse University) served as National President from 1928-35.

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.

Founders with 50th Birthday Cake at Convention Photograph, June 1935

Founders (left to right) Bertha Deniston Cunningham (Alpha, DePauw University), Estelle Leonard (Alpha, DePauw University), Nellie Gamble Childe (Alpha, DePauw University) and Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University) pose with a birthday cake to celebrate Alpha Chi Omega's 50th birthday at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the 1935 National Convention. Behind them are National Editor Ted Maltbie Collins (Rho, University of Washington) and National President Ethel Meade Van Auken (Lambda, Syracuse University).

Vital Data: Marriages, November 1948

Alpha Chi Omega members who have recently gotten married are listed, along with their husbands, by chapter.

Vital Data: Births, November 1948

Alpha Chi Omega members who have recently given birth are listed, often with their husband and new baby's names, by chapter.

Directory of Alpha Chi Omega, November 1948

This directory lists the names and addresses of Fraternity leaders, including members of the National Council, standing committees, province leaders, alumnae district leaders and alumnae state chairmen. It also lists each collegiate chapter along with its president and alumnae advisor and each alumnae chapter or club with its president and meeting information.

Alumnae Notes, Fall 2015

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

In Memoriam, Fall 2015

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

Atlantic Province Convention Banquet Program, April 11, 1925

This program includes the menu and toast program for the banquet, a list of province officers and a general program for the convention.

Alpha Epsilon Chapter Installation Program, May 9-10, 1919

This program includes a list of charter members and installing officers, as well as brief historical information about the chapter.