Alpha Chi Omega



Rho chapter was founded at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington on October 14, 1910.

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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).

National Council Members Playing with Cart at Council Meeting Photograph, June 1950

National Council members Ruth Tewinkel Suppes (Rho, University of Washington), Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University) and Vera Arnold Willis (Mu, Simpson College) play around with a hand cart during the 1950 National Council meeting at the Seigniory Club in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. In the background are Martha Chamberlin Leslie (Theta, University of Michigan), Delight Stevens Dodds (Alpha Chi, Butler University), Katherine Schafer McDonald (Alpha Omicron, The Ohio State University) and Mary Frances Hess Peak (Beta Nu, University of Utah).

Ruth Tewinkel Suppes to Alpha Chi Omegas Letter, February 5, 1954

Ruth Tewinkel Suppes (Rho, University of Washington) provides information about the installation of Gamma Rho (Texas Tech University) chapter and invites collegiate chapter members and alumnae to attend. A reservation form for the event is included.

Sutherlin, Jones, Toole, Suppes and Humbert with Temporary Founders Memorial Photograph, June 29, 1960

(left to right) Lenore Ruark Sutherlin (Alpha, DePauw University), National President Burnette Grimes Jones (Omega, Washington State University), Catharine Appleby Toole (Alpha, DePauw University) and Ruth Tewinkel Suppes (Rho, University of Washington) pose with DePauw University President Dr. Russell Humbert and the temporary Founders memorial installed at DePauw on DePauw Day during the 1960 National Convention. The temporary plaque was installed as a token of Alpha Chi Omega's promise to provide a proper memorial to the Founders at a later date. This photograph was featured on page 14 of the September 1960 issue of The Lyre.

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.

Life Loyal, Fall 2015

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

Alpha Chi Omega Today, Spring 1997

This newsletter includes articles about the National Housing Corporation, TEAM Discovery weekends and alcohol programming.

Northwest Province Convention Dinner Program, April 22, 1938

This program includes the banquet program and menu, as well as the words to the song "As I Sit and Dream at Evening."