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DePauw Day Keychain, Golden Ticket, 1985 National Convention

DePauw Day Keychain, Golden Ticket, 1985 National Convention

DePauw Day was a special excursion during the Centennial Celebration, the 44th National Convention. With more than 1,700 attendees, members had to be led in groups so everyone could enjoy the experience. This keychain was supplied in the registration packet and indicated which group each member would travel with to DePauw that day.

Anna Allen Smith, Founder Burial Marker

Anna Allen Smith, Founder Burial Marker

DATE OF BIRTH: September 10, 1870 DATE OF DEATH: May 23, 1932 CEMETERY Forest Hill Cemetery 2181 S County Road 50 W. Greencastle, IN 46135 Anna Allen Smith (Alpha, DePauw University) shares a headstone with her husband, infant son and other relatives (with last name Allen). The Smiths are located in Book 1, p. 356, Lot 11, Block 7, Range 11.

Alpha 1910 Badge

Alpha 1910 Badge

This 10k yellow gold badge belonged to Allene Noper Henry (Alpha, DePauw University), initiated in 1910. Once loaned to the National Housing Corporation board chair to be worn during her term, it is now on display in the headquarters museum.

Pearl Stone Partners Pearl Crown Lyre Badge

Pearl Stone Partners Pearl Crown Lyre Badge

This is a gold 22-pearl crown-set badge with four pearls across the base and a tall center point, originally belonging to Daisy Steele Wilson (Alpha, DePauw University), who was initiated in 1889. It is worn by the chair of the Pearl Stone Partners Board of Managers during her term of office.

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).

Hera Head Pin, Anna Allen Smith

Hera Head Pin, Anna Allen Smith

A gold Hera Head pin honoring Alpha Chi Omega's patron goddess, Hera, was selected for ex-Grand Officers at the 12th National Convention in 1910. Alta Allen Loud received the first one in 1911. In 1919, the four living Founders received one at convention. Any sister who wears one now has served at least one term on the National Council.

Award of Distinguished Service, Nellie Gamble Childe

Award of Distinguished Service, Nellie Gamble Childe

Established in 1914, the Award of Distinction was to recognize the 29 sisters who served overseas in World War I. In 1924, the criteria was broadened to include sisters who had given “constructive service to the Fraternity.” Marian McDowell was the first to receive the new award in 1926. At the 1935 National Convention, each of the four living Founders were presented an award. Nellie Gamble Childe's award was donated to the national archives upon her death. The award was designed by Hungarian-American sculptor Julio Kilenyi.

Katherine McReynolds Morrison Badge, 1887

Katherine McReynolds Morrison Badge, 1887

This 1/2-inch badge belonged to Katherine McReynolds Morrison, a member of Alpha (DePauw University) chapter initiated in 1887. The badge is 10-karat gold and features 26 turquoise stones.

Zella Marshall Badge, 1891

Zella Marshall Badge, 1891

This 3/4-inch badge belonged to Zella Marshall, a member of the Alpha (DePauw University) chapter initiated in 1891. The badge is 10-karat gold and features three red stones - likely garnets or rubies - and 24 pearls.

Bertha Deniston Cunningham Badge, 1885

Bertha Deniston Cunningham Badge, 1885

The only original badge known to still be in existence, this badge belonged to Founder Bertha Deniston Cunningham (Alpha, DePauw University) and was created in 1885. The 3/4-inch badge features 28 pearls and seven garnets. Unlike many later badges, which feature twisted lyre strings, the strings on this badge are flat. Each new chapter is presented a copy of this badge for the chapter president to wear during her term. The president's badge is then passed from president to president.

Ethel Hunt Davis Badge, 1911

Ethel Hunt Davis Badge, 1911

This 1/2-inch badge belonged to Ethel Hunt Davis, a member of the Alpha (DePauw University) chapter initiated in 1911. The badge is 14-karat gold and features 24 diamonds.

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.

The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Report, Volume I, 1978-79

The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Report, Volume I, 1978-79

This report consists of a summary of affirmative votes at each Board of Trustees meeting and a list of fellowship and scholarship recipients.

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.

Alpha Chapter Annual Membership Report, May 18, 1910

Alpha Chapter Annual Membership Report, May 18, 1910

This membership report includes the names, home addresses, years, academic focuses and high schools of all collegiate members of Alpha (DePauw University) chapter.

Ann Burnett Clark Massachusetts State Day Speech Section, April 26, 1952

Ann Burnett Clark Massachusetts State Day Speech Section, April 26, 1952

In a portion of a speech given at the 1952 Massachusetts State Day, Ann Burnett Clark speaks about her grandmother, Founder Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University).

Report of National Altruistic Director, June 1960-June 1962

Report of National Altruistic Director, June 1960-June 1962

Report of P-D Meeting in Province IX, March 29-31, 1963

Report of P-D Meeting in Province IX, March 29-31, 1963

Honor Founder Newspaper Clipping, 1957

Honor Founder Newspaper Clipping, 1957

This brief article discusses a picnic in honor of Nellie Gamble Childe (Alpha, DePauw University), the last living founder of Alpha Chi Omega, and includes a photograph of Childe.

Local Music Instructor Announces Publication of Two Compositions Newspaper Clipping, October 27, 1942

Local Music Instructor Announces Publication of Two Compositions Newspaper Clipping, October 27, 1942

This article provides biographical information on Alpha Chi Omega Founder Estelle Leonard (Alpha, DePauw University) and includes a photograph.