Alpha Chi Omega

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Boston Area Young Alumnae Group Flier, 1989

Boston Area Young Alumnae Group Flier, 1989

This flier announces a new young alumnae group in Boston.

University of Santa Clara Colony Membership Invitation, 1985

University of Santa Clara Colony Membership Invitation, 1985

Theta Iota Chapter Installation Reception Invitation, 1985

Theta Iota Chapter Installation Reception Invitation, 1985

Barbara Horton to Betty Kirby Letter, March 5, 1982

Barbara Horton to Betty Kirby Letter, March 5, 1982

Barbara Deady Horton (Gamma, Northwestern University) writes to Elizabeth Hays Kirby (Alpha Psi, UCLA), president of the Epsilon (University of Southern California) House Corporation, to provide advice about renting out chapter houses for the 1984 Olympics.

Tami Channell Housing for Zeta Pi Memo, April 14, 1987

Tami Channell Housing for Zeta Pi Memo, April 14, 1987

Tami Channell Shaw (Zeta Pi, Arizona State University) provides updates about the chapter regarding housing, recruitment and other sororities on campus.

Marshall Gordon to Debbie Drissell Letter, November 6, 1989

Marshall Gordon to Debbie Drissell Letter, November 6, 1989

Southwest Missouri State University President Marshall Gordon writes to Zeta Sigma (Missouri State University) Chapter President Deborah Drissell Powell (Zeta Sigma, Southwest Missouri State University) congratulating her on the chapter's new house.

Lenore Lemanski to Charlene Whyte Letter, May 12, 1983

Lenore Lemanski to Charlene Whyte Letter, May 12, 1983

Lenore Jensen Lemanski (Delta Zeta, Central Michigan University) writes the Villanova prospective chapter about plans for the prospective chapter's installation. The letter includes a list of all of the prospective chapter members that were sent similar letters.

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.

Linda Thomas to Alpha Chis Letter, November 12, 1982

Linda Thomas to Alpha Chis Letter, November 12, 1982

Linda Thomas (Pi, University of California, Berkeley) writes on behalf of the Gamma Tau Gamma (Newport Beach, California) chapter to nominate Florence Lindahl Cooling (Iota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) for the Alumnae Appreciation Award and outlines her many contributions to Alpha Chi Omega over the years.

Teresa Evans to Mrs. Doug Crandall Letter, January 23, 1985

Teresa Evans to Mrs. Doug Crandall Letter, January 23, 1985

Evans invites Alpha Chi Omega to establish a chapter at Clemson University.

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.

Deb Bidwell to Cheryl Richardson Letter, November 18, 1988

Deb Bidwell to Cheryl Richardson Letter, November 18, 1988

Debra Bidwell Coveney (Alpha Psi, UCLA) reports that MIT is working on securing housing for sororities and that they are considering giving one of the houses to the Alpha Chi prospective chapter once it is installed, but they will need alumnae support in the form of a house corporation and chapter advisors for the university to consider them.

National Council to Mandy Berle and Janet Huff Letter, April 7, 1987

National Council to Mandy Berle and Janet Huff Letter, April 7, 1987

The National Council writes to the University of North Florida prospective chapter to let them know that their affiliation petition has been accepted and that they will be installed as a chapter of Alpha Chi Omega.

Santa Clara Prospective Chapter Housing Memo, June 9, 1985

Santa Clara Prospective Chapter Housing Memo, June 9, 1985

The author writes that an offer has been made to purchase a house for the Santa Clara prospective chapter to lease and provides the next steps.

Ruth to Jan Crandall and Martha Hannegan Letter, August 21, 1984

Ruth to Jan Crandall and Martha Hannegan Letter, August 21, 1984

Ruth writes to inquire about efforts to establish a chapter at Baylor University.

National President Badge with Hera Head

National President Badge with Hera Head

The National President’s badge is known as the Centennial Badge, a replica of the first lyre badge with a crown set with diamonds. It is worn by the National President during her term of office. Attached to the badge is the Hera Head pin, the Past National Council Service Award presented by the National Fraternity to members who have completed a term of service on the National Council. The pin is a small reproduction in gold of the head of Hera, our patron goddess.

Full-sized Wooden Lyre Instrument, 1985

Full-sized Wooden Lyre Instrument, 1985

Presented to the Fraternity as a gift from Gamma Nu Gamma (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) for the Centennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana 1985.

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.

1985 National Convention Program

1985 National Convention Program

The 1985 National Convention was the centennial celebration for Alpha Chi Omega. This booklet was given in the registration packet to every attendee and featured not just the convention program but also the hopes and dreams of the organization for another 100 years.

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.