Alpha Chi Omega



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

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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.

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.

In Memoriam, Fall 2015

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

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.

Life Loyal, Fall 2015

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

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.

Michigan State Day, November 1948

Elsie Reed Ferentz (Beta, Albion College) discusses the 1948 Michigan State Day which took place in Albion, Michigan, on April 24. It also includes a photograph of the attendees.

Minutes of the First Grand Council Meeting, August 25-28, 1903

These minutes from the First Grand Council meeting, held in Albion, Michigan, in 1903, include reports from the grand treasurer, Grand President and editor of The Lyre. Of particular note are the precarious financial situation of The Lyre, plans for voting at the 1903 Inter-Sorority Conference, the establishment of alumnae chapters and the decision to revoke the charter of Eta (Bucknell University) chapter due to inactivity.

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).