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The Convention Transcript of Alpha Chi Omega, Vol. 17, No. 1, June 26, 1960

The Convention Transcript of Alpha Chi Omega, Vol. 17, No. 1, June 26, 1960

This convention newsletter provides articles about various convention events, as well as general interest articles regarding the new Fraternity headquarters and the death of Founder Nellie Gamble Childe (Alpha, DePauw University). The newsletter includes a number of photographs associated with the articles.

National Council at Convention Photograph, 1949

National Council at Convention Photograph, 1949

Members of the National Council pose together at the 1949 National Convention in Pasadena, California. They are (front, left to right) Lyre Editor Ina Bonney (Phi, University of Kansas), National Treasurer Ruth Tewinkel Suppes (Rho, University of Washington), Western Counsellor Mary Frances Hess Peak (Beta Nu, University of Utah), (back, left to right) Central Counsellor Martha Chamberlin Leslie (Theta, University of Michigan), National Secretary Delight Stevens Dodds (Alpha Chi, Butler University), National President Mildred Estabrook Scott (Pi, University of California, Berkeley), National Vice President Vera Arnold Willis (Mu, Simpson College) and Eastern Counsellor Katherine Schafer McDonald (Alpha Omicron, The Ohio State University).

Sutherlin, Jones, Toole, Suppes and Humbert with Temporary Founders Memorial Photograph, June 29, 1960

Sutherlin, Jones, Toole, Suppes and Humbert with Temporary Founders Memorial Photograph, June 29, 1960

(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.

National Council Members Playing with Cart at Council Meeting Photograph, June 1950

National Council Members Playing with Cart at Council Meeting Photograph, June 1950

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).

Alpha Chi Omega Carnation Banquet Program, July 9, 1955

Alpha Chi Omega Carnation Banquet Program, July 9, 1955

This program includes a menu and a schedule of events. A number of handwritten notes addressed to the program's owner are included inside and on the back of the program.

Olive Clark to Ruth Suppes Letter, March 28

Olive Clark to Ruth Suppes Letter, March 28

Olive Burnett Clark (Alpha, DePauw University) writes to Ruth Tewinkel Suppes (Rho, University of Washington) about a recent Indiana State Day event that Suppes was unable to attend. Clark also writes that she is happy to speak about the founding at an event Suppes previously invited her to attend.

Olive Burnett Clark Telegram, 1955 National Convention

Olive Burnett Clark Telegram, 1955 National Convention

This overnight telegram was sent from Founder Oliver Burnett Clark expressing her well wishes since she was not able to attend the 1955 National Convention in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Ruth Tewinkel Suppes to Alpha Chi Omegas Letter, February 5, 1954

Ruth Tewinkel Suppes to Alpha Chi Omegas Letter, February 5, 1954

Ruth Tewinkel Suppes (Rho, University of Washington) provides information about the installation of Gamma Rho (Texas Tech University) chapter and invites collegiate chapter members and alumnae to attend. A reservation form for the event is included.

1955 National Convention Signature Book

1955 National Convention Signature Book

This book holds the signatures of attendees to the 1955 National Convention in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. The first page is inscribed by the National Council and is organized by role.

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.

Alpha Chi Omega National Altruistic Foundation Constitution with Amendment Note, November 22, 1968

Alpha Chi Omega National Altruistic Foundation Constitution with Amendment Note, November 22, 1968