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Anna Allen Smith Funeral Program, 1932

Anna Allen Smith Funeral Program, 1932

The program includes pieces from The Daily Banner written between May 23-26, 1932 regarding the death of Founder Anna Allen Smith (Alpha, DePauw University). The articles discuss plans for Smith's funeral as well as biographical information about the deceased.

Alpha of Alpha Chi Omega Spring Formal Dance Card, May 2, 1936

Alpha of Alpha Chi Omega Spring Formal Dance Card, May 2, 1936

This dance card was used by Dorothy Bell (Alpha, DePauw University) and her future husband Randall Booty.

Beta Tau Chapter Installation Program, December 13-14, 1941

Beta Tau Chapter Installation Program, December 13-14, 1941

This program includes a schedule of events for the weekend and the banquet, a list of the installing officers, the banquet menu, and lists of charter members and patronesses.

Alpha Chi Omega State Luncheon Program, May 9, 1931

Alpha Chi Omega State Luncheon Program, May 9, 1931

The program, which features a golf theme, includes a list of the day's events, a menu for the luncheon and a list of the committee chairmen.

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.

E. Rose Merideth to Sisters Letter, June 1, 1910

E. Rose Merideth to Sisters Letter, June 1, 1910

Eva Merideth Turley (Alpha, DePauw University), one of the first initiates of Alpha Chi Omega, provides her recollections of the founding.

Phyllis Kent to Ellen Vanden Brink Letter, December 9, 1982

Phyllis Kent to Ellen Vanden Brink Letter, December 9, 1982

Phyllis Doud Kent (Beta Eta, Florida State University) updates Ellen Little Vanden Brink (Alpha, DePauw University) about plans for the initiation of members of the Villanova prospective chapter.

Bertha Deniston Cunningham to Beta Beta Chapter Letter, September 5, 1946

Bertha Deniston Cunningham to Beta Beta Chapter Letter, September 5, 1946

Founder Bertha Deniston Cunningham (Alpha, DePauw University) sends her thoughts to Beta Beta (Indianapolis, Indiana) chapter and reminisces about old times.

Bessie G. Keenan to Miss Siller Letter, May 2, 1910

Bessie G. Keenan to Miss Siller Letter, May 2, 1910

Founder Bessie Grooms Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University) writes to Mabel Siller Nafis (Gamma, Northwestern University), author of the 1916 edition of The History of Alpha Chi Omega, about the founding of Alpha Chi Omega and details of her family.

Nellie Childe to Hannah Keenan Letter, April 19, 1953

Nellie Childe to Hannah Keenan Letter, April 19, 1953

Founder Nellie Gamble Childe (Alpha, DePauw University) writes to Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University) about the new Alpha Chi songbook she recently received and laments that she cannot attend the upcoming national convention because the arthritis in her knee makes travel difficult.

Mrs. Matthew H. Scott to Scobey Cunningham Telegram, October 4, 1950

Mrs. Matthew H. Scott to Scobey Cunningham Telegram, October 4, 1950

National President Mildred Estabrook Scott (Pi, University of California, Berkeley) writes to Cunningham to express condolences on the death of his wife, Alpha Chi Omega Founder Bertha Deniston Cunningham (Alpha, DePauw University).

Olive Clark to Ruth Suppes Letter, March 28

Olive Clark to Ruth Suppes Letter, March 28

Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University) writes to Ruth Tewinkel Suppes (Rho, University of Washington) about a recent Indiana State Day event that Suppes was unable to attend. Clark also writes that she is happy to speak about the founding at an event Suppes previously invited her to attend.

1985 DePauw Day Tour Welcome Letter

1985 DePauw Day Tour Welcome Letter

History, heritage and purpose of Alpha Chi Omega was the central theme for the 1985 trip to the founding site, DePauw University. This letter walked attendees through the program of the day and instructions on how to keep with their group. One side features the instructions and welcome letter while the other is a map of the campus.

Nancy Leonard to Maude, Schneider and Reed Letter, August 9, 1997

Nancy Leonard to Maude, Schneider and Reed Letter, August 9, 1997

Nancy Nitchman Leonard (Alpha Chi, Butler University) congratulates the members of the 1997 Leadership Academy Steering Committee on a successful event and asks for their suggestions for future Leadership Academies.

Agnes to Hannah Keenan Letter, May 16, 1944

Agnes to Hannah Keenan Letter, May 16, 1944

Agnes writes Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University) with information about the Beta Phi (Bowling Green State University) chapter installation and the women who are part of the group.

Olive Burnett Clark, Founder Burial Marker

Olive Burnett Clark, Founder Burial Marker

DATE OF BIRTH: June 10, 1867 DATE OF DEATH: April 18, 1957 CEMETERY Crown Hill Cemetery 700 West 38th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 Section 73, Lot 334

Bertha Deniston Cunningham, Founder Burial Marker

Bertha Deniston Cunningham, Founder Burial Marker

DATE OF BIRTH: July 28, 1869 DATE OF DEATH: October 2, 1950 CEMETERY South Park Cemetery 405 S. East Street Greensburg, IN 47240 The Cunningham family is located in a mausoleum on the cemetery grounds.

Amy Dubois Rieth, Founder Burial Marker

Amy Dubois Rieth, Founder Burial Marker

DATE OF BIRTH: December 31, 1869 DATE OF DEATH: August 12, 1915 CEMETERY Wyuka Cemetery 3600 O Street Lincoln, NE 68510 Section 2, Lot 5546 (7 rows down), SP-7

Nellie Gamble Childe, Founder Burial Marker

Nellie Gamble Childe, Founder Burial Marker

DATE OF BIRTH: May 12, 1867 DATE OF DEATH: June 7, 1960 CEMETERY City Cemetery Martinsville, IL City Cemetery is behind 233 W. Cumblerland Street in Martinsville, IL

Bessie Grooms Kennan, Founder Burial Marker

Bessie Grooms Kennan, Founder Burial Marker

DATE OF BIRTH: April 28, 1866 DATE OF DEATH: November 4, 1920 CEMETERY Oak Grove Cemetery LeRoy, IL 61752 Bessie Grooms Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University) shares a headstone with her husband, Luther Courtland Keenan. Her daughter's stone lay next to hers, Hannah Kennan (Alpha, DePauw University).