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The Convention Transcript of Alpha Chi Omega, Vol. 17, No. 1, June 26, 1960

The Convention Transcript of Alpha Chi Omega, Vol. 17, No. 1, June 26, 1960

This convention newsletter provides articles about various convention events, as well as general interest articles regarding the new Fraternity headquarters and the death of Founder Nellie Gamble Childe (Alpha, DePauw University). The newsletter includes a number of photographs associated with the articles.

Mary Griffith Photograph

Mary Griffith Photograph

Mary Emma Griffith Marshall (Lambda, Syracuse University) served as National Secretary from 1915-25.

Ethel Van Auken Photograph, September 1928

Ethel Van Auken Photograph, September 1928

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

Group with Lambda Chapter Charter at Reinstallation Photograph, November 5, 2016

Group with Lambda Chapter Charter at Reinstallation Photograph, November 5, 2016

A group of women pose together with the Lambda (Syracuse University) chapter charter at the chapter's reinstallation ceremony in 2016.

Province Presidents at Training Leadership Conference Photograph, July 21-25, 1975

Province Presidents at Training Leadership Conference Photograph, July 21-25, 1975

Alice Glaser and Irene Wood at Piano Photograph, c. 1970

Alice Glaser and Irene Wood at Piano Photograph, c. 1970

Chi Chi (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) chapter president Alice Stayduhar Glaser (Lambda, Syracuse University) poses with Chi Chi charter member Irene Wood (Delta, Allegheny College) who sits at a piano.

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

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

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

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

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

Alumnae Notes, Fall 2015

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

Alpha Chi Omega Golden Jubilee Program, June 26, 1935

Alpha Chi Omega Golden Jubilee Program, June 26, 1935

This program is for Homecoming Day of the 1935 National Convention, which took place at DePauw University where the Fraternity was founded. It includes a poem by Founder Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University), the words to the Toast and a program of the day's events.

Reinstallation Program of Eta Chapter, April 1-2, 1921

Reinstallation Program of Eta Chapter, April 1-2, 1921

This program provides a list of the chapter's original charter members and the charter members for the reinstallation, as well as lists of the installing officers and patronesses.

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

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.

The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega with Signature

The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega with Signature

This particular version of the symphony was drawn by Helen V. Palmer (Lambda, Syracuse University). You can see the autograph of Celia McClure Pardee (Delta, Allegheny College) at the bottom of the print.

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

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.

Official China Design, Bread and Butter Plate

Official China Design, Bread and Butter Plate

The 1919 National Convention body voted to form a committee to design an official china pattern for use at Alpha Chi Omega chapter houses. This set was the first purchased from the Syracuse China Corporation and was used by Lambda (Syracuse University) chapter. It was found in a box of broken china sent to headquarters in 1990 for display.

National Council Trophy, 1913-33

National Council Trophy, 1913-33

This National Council Trophy used to travel from awarded chapter to chapter every year. The traveling trophy was discontinued at the 1933 Grand Council meeting due to the "inability to award it on an equitable basis." It was awarded to the following chapters between 1913-33: Omicron (Baker University), Pi (University of California, Berkeley), Alpha (DePauw University), Tau (Brenau University), Phi (University of Kansas), Iota (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Zeta (New England Conservatory), Psi (The University of Oklahoma), Xi (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Lambda (Syracuse University), Alpha Iota (University of Vermont), Mu (Simpson College), Beta Epsilon (Michigan State University), Alpha Zeta (Washington University in Saint Louis) and Alpha Beta (Purdue University).

The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Report, Volume VIII, 1985-86

The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Report, Volume VIII, 1985-86

This report consists of an officer's report from the Foundation president, a summary of affirmative votes at each Board of Trustees meeting, a list of fellowship and scholarship recipients, and financial reports.

Hera Day Activities by Chapter Report, February-March 1941

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.