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Securing Our Futures: Yours and Alpha Chi Omega's, 1992

Securing Our Futures: Yours and Alpha Chi Omega's, 1992

This publication discusses the options for generating charitable gifts to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation. It also includes a photograph of Ellen Little Vanden Brink (Alpha, DePauw University), Bonnie House Andrews (Alpha Beta, Purdue University), Diane Wilson Blackwelder (Omicron, Baker University) and Mary Gratton Davids (Chi, Oregon State University) being honored by the Circle of Twenty at the 1992 National Convention.

Campaign Update, First Edition, 1986

Campaign Update, First Edition, 1986

This Second Century Campaign update newsletter lists campaign donors and includes an article about Mu (Simpson College) chapter alumnae supporting the restoration of a piano at Simpson College.

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.

Alpha Chi Omega Today, Spring 1997

Alpha Chi Omega Today, Spring 1997

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

Alpha Chapter House Interior Photograph, 1909-13

Alpha Chapter House Interior Photograph, 1909-13

This view shows the interior of the living rooms in Alpha (DePauw University) chapter's leased house at 408 Elm Street.

Alpha Chapter Photograph, May 21, 1931

Alpha Chapter Photograph, May 21, 1931

Gretchen Troster and Helen Barnum at Alpha Eta Chapter Installation Photograph, June 11, 1920

Gretchen Troster and Helen Barnum at Alpha Eta Chapter Installation Photograph, June 11, 1920

National Inspector Gretchen Gooch Troster (Iota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, left) and Eastern Province President Helen Wood Barnum (Alpha, DePauw University) pose together in front of the home of Grace Sanderson (Iota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) in Alliance, Ohio, during the installation weekend of Alpha Eta (University of Mount Union) chapter.

Bessie Grooms Keenan Portrait Reproduction Photograph

Bessie Grooms Keenan Portrait Reproduction Photograph

Bessie Grooms Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University) began studying music as a young child and was an accomplished pianist by the time she entered DePauw. Near the end of her first year there, she strained the muscles of her left hand from over-practice and had to give up the ambition of her life. However, she gave much of her time to help build Alpha Chi Omega. Her daughter, Hannah Keenan, eventually became director of Alpha Chi’s central office, today known as headquarters.

Estelle Leonard Portrait Photograph, c. 1886

Estelle Leonard Portrait Photograph, c. 1886

Estelle Leonard (Alpha, DePauw University) entered university hoping to make a living as a musician. Most of her time was spent practicing or studying. She also served as Dean Howe’s secretary for two years. Though she had serious goals and a “dignified appearance,” she was known for playing practical jokes on her colleagues. She graduated in 1891 and had a full career, teaching music, publishing piano compositions and reporting for the local newspaper. Long involved with Alpha Chi Omega, she attended more conventions than any other Founder. She was described in our 1948 History as “distinctly modern in her ideas” and as having “developed independence, decision, and a rather bohemian attitude.”

Olive Clark as a Child Photograph, c. 1870

Olive Clark as a Child Photograph, c. 1870

Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University) called “Ollie” by her friends, studied piano, violin, cello and double bass. She taught at DePauw for two years while carrying on her studies. In her junior year, she left school to take teaching positions in Anderson and Franklin, Indiana. “I have found no greater happiness in my life than in Alpha Chi Omega,” she said later in life. “All I have ventured to give toward the up-building and uplifting of our fraternity has been from the depths of my heart, and has been repaid in thousandfold by my girls.”

1984-85 Collegiate Field Consultants and Area Collegiate Consultants Photograph, 1984

1984-85 Collegiate Field Consultants and Area Collegiate Consultants Photograph, 1984

The 1984-85 Collegiate Field Consultants pose together outside during the 1984 Training Leadership Seminar at DePauw University. They are (front row) CFC Melissa Ford Taylor (Alpha Upsilon, The University of Alabama), AFC Vicki Womack Chase (Delta Pi, University of Tennessee, Knoxville), CFC Kim Morrison Joyce (Beta Phi, Bowling Green State University), (back row) CFC Debbie Thomas (Beta Eta, Florida State University), CFC Nancy Reed Aichholz (Alpha Omicron, The Ohio State University) and AFC Tammie Clarke Northrop (Delta, Allegheny College). This photograph was featured on page 16 of the summer 1984 issue of The Lyre.

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

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.

Katherine McReynolds Morrison Portrait Photograph

Katherine McReynolds Morrison Portrait Photograph

Ryan, Burnett and Deniston Cabinet Card, April 1886

Ryan, Burnett and Deniston Cabinet Card, April 1886

Anna Ryan (Wells) (Alpha, DePauw University, left) poses with Alpha Chi Omega Founders Olive Burnett (Clark) (Alpha, DePauw University, center) and Bertha Deniston (Cunningham) (Alpha, DePauw University, right).

Table of Alpha Chis and Fijis Cabinet Card, Fall 1887

Table of Alpha Chis and Fijis Cabinet Card, Fall 1887

Alpha (DePauw University) chapter members sit with men from Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity during a dance.

Starr, Hough, Rude, Paul and Burnett at Thanksgiving Photograph, November 1888

Starr, Hough, Rude, Paul and Burnett at Thanksgiving Photograph, November 1888

Four Alpha (DePauw University) chapter members and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma pose together at Thanksgiving. They are: Sidelia Starr (KKG), Anna Hough, Maud Rude Link, Grace Paul Kerr and Olive Burnett Clark.

Group of Six at Alpha Chapter House Groundbreaking Photograph, November 1, 1952

Group of Six at Alpha Chapter House Groundbreaking Photograph, November 1, 1952

A group of six pose together at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Alpha (DePauw University) chapter house. They include Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University, left), Ardath Yates Burkhart (Alpha Beta, Purdue University, third from left), Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University, third from right) and Harriette Dresser Crabill (Alpha Beta, Purdue University, right).

Estelle Leonard and Bertha Cunningham at Convention Photograph, c. June 1937

Estelle Leonard and Bertha Cunningham at Convention Photograph, c. June 1937

Founders Estelle Leonard (Alpha, DePauw University) and Bertha Deniston Cunningham (Alpha, DePauw University) pose together at the 1937 National Convention in Glacier National Park.

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

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).

Leonard, Childe, Clark and Orndorff at Convention Photograph, June 26, 1935

Leonard, Childe, Clark and Orndorff at Convention Photograph, June 26, 1935

Founders (left to right) Estelle Leonard (Alpha, DePauw University), Nellie Gamble Childe (Alpha, DePauw University) and Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University) pose with Ruth Orndorff Darragh (Gamma, Northwestern University) at DePauw University on Homecoming Day of the 1935 National Convention.