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.
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.
Technically this was the 9th Convention, but at this point in our history Alpha Chi Omega had not yet established a naming convention for events, therefore the labels differ. This program includes a chapter roll, a list of the Grand Council, a full program of events, banquet menu, banquet toast list, musicale program and the lyrics to several Alpha Chi songs.
Alpha Chi Omega officers pose with the table display of gifts received by Delta Tau (Minnesota State University, Mankato) chapter in honor of their installation. They are (from left) District XV Alumnae Chairman Tess Ramsden Sabourin (Alpha Theta, Drake University), National Collegiate Vice President Sue Lindeman (Delta Tau, Minnesota State University, Mankato), National President Rosita Hopps Nordwall (Epsilon, University of Southern California), National Secretary-Treasurer Rosemary Newman Hittle (Alpha Chi, Butler University), National Panhellenic Delegate Jessie Fanyo Payne (Upsilon, Millikin University), National Extension Director Val Harper Burke (Xi, University of Nebraska - Lincoln) and Province XV President Dorothy Filley Schwartzkopf (Xi, University of Nebraska - Lincoln). This photograph was featured on page 4 of the summer 1965 issue of The Lyre.
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).
Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Aggie Smith Steiner (Beta Eta, Florida State University, left) and incoming Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Mary Pat Lambke (Beta Epsilon, Michigan State University, right) pose with a Gamma Phi (Lamar University) chapter representative and her chapter's recognition from the Foundation at the 2018 National Convention in Austin, Texas.
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.
(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.
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).
A group of fraternity officers and staff pose together at the groundbreaking for the national headquarters at 8733 Founders Road. They are (front) Executive Secretary Jody Bayer Martindill (Alpha, DePauw University), Controller Elinor Waite Howe (Alpha, DePauw University), National President Adele Fieve Drew (Alpha Lambda, University of Minnesota), Archivist Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University), (back row) National Treasurer Mary Flood Hutton (Psi, The University of Oklahoma), Lyre Editor Dee Gibson, Program Services Coordinator Ki Manning Reinmiller (Psi, The University of Oklahoma) and Collegiate Finance Coordinator Margaret Boschmann. This photograph was featured on page 24 of the Fall 1973 issue of The Lyre.
National President Gladys Olmstead Graff (Zeta, New England Conservatory) sends chapter presidents information about the 1924 National Convention in Swampscott, Massachusetts.
National President Jessie Fanyo Payne (Upsilon, Millikin University) poses with Major Keenan of the United States Air Force Academy, speaker at the opening banquet of the 1964 National Convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This photograph was featured in the Fall 1964 issue of The Lyre.