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Echoes of Tau, Vol. 6, February 27, 1931

Echoes of Tau, Vol. 6, February 27, 1931

This Tau (Brenau University) chapter newsletter provides updates about the chapter, including articles on the new chapter house and the annual alumnae banquet and profiles on some of the collegiate members. Also of interest is an article about new privileges being granted to students by Brenau University.

Ethel Van Auken Photograph, September 1928

Ethel Van Auken Photograph, September 1928

Ethel Mead Van Auken (Lambda, Syracuse University) served as National President from 1928-35.

Founders with 50th Birthday Cake at Convention Photograph, June 1935

Founders with 50th Birthday Cake at Convention Photograph, June 1935

Founders (left to right) Bertha Deniston Cunningham (Alpha, DePauw University), Estelle Leonard (Alpha, DePauw University), Nellie Gamble Childe (Alpha, DePauw University) and Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University) pose with a birthday cake to celebrate Alpha Chi Omega's 50th birthday at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the 1935 National Convention. Behind them are National Editor Ted Maltbie Collins (Rho, University of Washington) and National President Ethel Meade Van Auken (Lambda, Syracuse University).

Anna Allen Smith Funeral Program, 1932

Anna Allen Smith Funeral Program, 1932

The program includes pieces from The Daily Banner written between May 23-26, 1932 regarding the death of Founder Anna Allen Smith (Alpha, DePauw University). The articles discuss plans for Smith's funeral as well as biographical information about the deceased.

Alpha Eta Chapter House Dedication Program, March 11-12, 1927

Alpha Eta Chapter House Dedication Program, March 11-12, 1927

This program for the dedication of Alpha Eta (University of Mount Union) chapter's new house, which features a drawing of the house on the front, includes lists of collegiate chapter members, alumnae club officers, mothers club officers, patronesses and home company officers.

Atlantic Province Convention Banquet Program, April 11, 1925

Atlantic Province Convention Banquet Program, April 11, 1925

This program includes the menu and toast program for the banquet, a list of province officers and a general program for the convention.

Alpha Chi Omega Golden Jubilee Program, June 26, 1935

Alpha Chi Omega Golden Jubilee Program, June 26, 1935

This program is for Homecoming Day of the 1935 National Convention, which took place at DePauw University where the Fraternity was founded. It includes a poem by Founder Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University), the words to the Toast and a program of the day's events.

James Howe to Mrs. Gilbert L. Van Auken Letter, May 15, 1933

James Howe to Mrs. Gilbert L. Van Auken Letter, May 15, 1933

James Howe, former dean of the DePauw University School of Music and an instrumental figure in the founding of Alpha Chi Omega, writes to Fraternity President Ethel Mead Van Auken (Lambda, Syracuse University) with an update on his professional work, which Alpha Chi Omega helps to subsidize through an endowment. Howe also expresses wonder at the growth of Alpha Chi Omega, particularly the importance of Beta (Albion College) chapter, for whose installation he provided the funds.