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Six New Province Presidents Appointed, November 1948

Six New Province Presidents Appointed, November 1948

This article includes portraits and biographies of each of the women appointed province presidents for 1948-49.

Phoenix, Arizona, Panhellenic Luncheon, November 1948

Phoenix, Arizona, Panhellenic Luncheon, November 1948

A large caption accompanies a photograph of a group of Phoenix alumnae at the annual Panhellenic luncheon in April 1947.

Cerebral Palsy Project, November 1948

Cerebral Palsy Project, November 1948

Ellen Drake MacMillan (Alpha Beta, Purdue University) discusses the work being done by alumnae chapters to support the cerebral palsy division of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults. The article includes a photograph of Beta Omicron Beta (Miami, Florida) chapter members working with children through the Florida Association for Crippled Children.

National Panhelenic Conference Expanded to Thirty-One Groups, November 1948

National Panhelenic Conference Expanded to Thirty-One Groups, November 1948

This article discusses the recent admission of 11 groups to the National Panhellenic Conference and provides a brief overview of each. The article includes a graphic showing the badges of all NPC organizations.

Nominating Committee for 1949, November 1948

Nominating Committee for 1949, November 1948

This article briefly announces that recommendations will be accepted to the nominating committee and then focuses on the death of Margaret Megirt Barkley (Delta, Allegheny College) in an automobile accident.

Michigan State Day, November 1948

Michigan State Day, November 1948

Elsie Reed Ferentz (Beta, Albion College) discusses the 1948 Michigan State Day which took place in Albion, Michigan, on April 24. It also includes a photograph of the attendees.

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 Indiana State Day Program, February 21, 1948

Alpha Chi Omega Indiana State Day Program, February 21, 1948

This program includes a menu, the schedule of events, the words to a number of Alpha Chi songs, and a list of patrons and patronesses.

Mrs. John D. Brown to Active Chapter Program Chairmen Letter, February 27, 1941

Mrs. John D. Brown to Active Chapter Program Chairmen Letter, February 27, 1941

Brown sends a report, also available, with information about how each chapter observes Hera Day and encourages program chairmen to discuss the various projects with their chapters.

Ruth O. Darragh to Mrs. Clark Letter, March 25, 1949

Ruth O. Darragh to Mrs. Clark Letter, March 25, 1949

Ruth Orndorff Darragh (Gamma, Northwestern University) suggests using Celia McClure's (Delta, Allegheny College) "My Symphony" during recruitment.

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.

Thelma Belair to Alpha Chis Letter, March 1, 1947

Thelma Belair to Alpha Chis Letter, March 1, 1947

Thelma Gardner Belair (Alpha Iota, University of Vermont) recounts the observations of Katrina Munn (Alpha Iota, University of Vermont) who visited the MacDowell Colony in the summer of 1946. Of particular interest is a list of artists who have occupied the Star Studio supported by Alpha Chi Omega.

Doris Crum to Mrs. Houser Letter, January 26, 1942

Doris Crum to Mrs. Houser Letter, January 26, 1942

Doris Crum Wheeler (Beta Omicron, Florida Southern Collegee) sends $22.25 on behalf of the Tampa Alumnae Club for a project supporting children affected by the World War II bombings of Britain.

Polly Houser to Alpha Chis Letter, August 24, 1942

Polly Houser to Alpha Chis Letter, August 24, 1942

In this form letter, Mary White Houser (Alpha Psi, UCLA) provides an update on Alpha Chi's efforts to support children in Britain affected by bombings and asks for opinions on how money raised for the Defense Fund should be spent on domestic projects.

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.

Redwood Address Book, 1941 National Convention

Redwood Address Book, 1941 National Convention

This hand-carved California redwood address book was a convention favor at The Huntington in 1941. This convention featured a pre-convention trip to Cedar Breaks National Monument and Zion National Park.

Carved Coat of Arms, 1947

Carved Coat of Arms, 1947

Woody Schmutz carved this coat of arms as a wedding gift for his wife, Janice Johnson Schmutz (Alpha Xi, University of Montana) in 1947.

Record of Petitioner - Virginia Ann Kraus, June 13, 1945

Record of Petitioner - Virginia Ann Kraus, June 13, 1945

This form includes information about and a photograph of Virginia Ann Kraus (Beta Omega, The University of Toledo) a member of the petitioning group at the The University of Toledo that would become Beta Omega chapter.

Record of Petitioner - Mary Louise Blaine, c. 1944

Record of Petitioner - Mary Louise Blaine, c. 1944

This form includes information about and a photograph of Mary Louise Blaine (Beta Psi, Louisiana Tech University), an alumna member of the petitioning group at Louisiana Tech University that would become Beta Psi chapter.

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.