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Amy DuBois Rieth Portrait Cabinet Card

Amy DuBois Rieth Portrait Cabinet Card

Amy Dubois Rieth (Alpha, DePauw University) was only 15 when she entered DePauw. She studied both voice and pianoforte. She was known as “the little girl with the big voice,” and was selected to sing important roles in school productions. Amy had a quiet and straightforward manner, which belied her fondness for pulling pranks on her Fraternity sisters. Her influence on the Fraternity endured long after she left to teach music in Kansas.

Gamma Psi Chapter Pinning Ceremony Photograph, 1958

Gamma Psi Chapter Pinning Ceremony Photograph, 1958

An unidentified alumna initiate, Founding Chapter President Sharon McNeil Thompson (Gamma Psi, Wichita State University), and National Secretary and Extension Director Bernice Abbott Cope (Alpha Chi, Butler University) participate in the Gamma Psi chapter pinning ceremony.

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).

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.

Xi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Potential New Member Booklet, 1939

Xi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Potential New Member Booklet, 1939

This booklet provides information on Alpha Chi Omega and Xi (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) chapter for potential new members.

Pi Chapter Pledge Booklet, 1960

Pi Chapter Pledge Booklet, 1960

This new member book provides notes from chapter officers welcoming the new members and explaining their positions and what that means for the new members.

Gladys Drach Power Badge with Hera Head Guard, 1915

Gladys Drach Power Badge with Hera Head Guard, 1915

This 2/3-inch badge belonged to National President Gladys Drach Power (Nu, University of Colorado Boulder). The badge is 10-karat gold and features 11 diamonds and 11 pearls set in an alternating pattern. The badge also features a Hera head guard, worn by members of the National Council, that Powers would have been given in 1937 when she joined the National Council as Fraternity treasurer.

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.

Current Badge - 1917 Design, c. 2018

Current Badge - 1917 Design, c. 2018

This badge is an example of one design available to members today. Based on a 1917 design, the badge is a stylized lyre and features three pearls. 21 other design options are available.

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.

Elizabeth Stine Casper Badge and Gamma Chapter Guard, 1890

Elizabeth Stine Casper Badge and Gamma Chapter Guard, 1890

This 3/4-inch badge belonged to Elizabeth Stine Casper, a charter member of the Gamma (Northwestern University) chapter initiated in 1890. The badge is 14-karat gold and features three pearls and 22 green glass stones. The badge also features a green glass and pearl stick pin with a Gamma chapter guard.

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.

22 Pearl White Gold c.1980s

22 Pearl White Gold c.1980s

This badge features 22 pearls and a diamond set in white gold.

Joyce Kelly Dyro-Dobrick Badge, 1952

Joyce Kelly Dyro-Dobrick Badge, 1952

This badge belonged to Joyce Kelly Dyro-Dobrick, a member of the Alpha Mu (Indiana University) chapter initiated in 1952. The badge is gold and features 22 pearls.

Bulletin II: Facts About Alpha Chi Omega, November 1955

Bulletin II: Facts About Alpha Chi Omega, November 1955

This bulletin provides information about various aspects of the Fraternity, from its founding and governance structure to its altruistic activities.