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National Council at Convention Photograph, July 8, 1955

National Council at Convention Photograph, July 8, 1955

Members of the National Council pose together at the 1955 National Convention in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Three of the women are identified: Susan Newcomer Hollinshead (Beta, Albion College) (second from left), Florence Staiger Lonn (Theta, University of Michigan) (second from right) and Pat Mason Guertler (Beta, Albion College) (far right).

Storbeck, Lamb, Conrad and Blumer Lounging at Convention Photograph, 1955

Storbeck, Lamb, Conrad and Blumer Lounging at Convention Photograph, 1955

Alumnae (left to right) Mary Storbeck (Mu, Simpson College), Imogene Holster Lamb (Xi, University of Nebraska - Lincoln), Phyllis Carter Conrad (Iota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Phyllis Harris Blumer (Xi, University of Nebraska - Lincoln) pose together at the 1955 National Convention at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Alpha Delta Chapter Members at Costume Party During Convention Photograph, June 1935

Alpha Delta Chapter Members at Costume Party During Convention Photograph, June 1935

A group of Alpha Delta (University of Cincinnati) chapter members pose together during a costume party at the 1935 50th Anniversary National Convention in West Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

New York Central Lines Train Menu, 1935

New York Central Lines Train Menu, 1935

The New York Central Lines provided 1935 convention attendees with "The Water Level Route," where guests traveled three different places by train: Greencastle, Indiana; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia; and Washington, D.C. Trains were considered elegant and formal in this time period, so the menu included was served in a fine dining atmosphere. While the service was formal, the sleeping conditions may not be perceived as such to a modern-day viewer; attendees slept in bunk beds! One interesting fact to note about the context of the increased number of alcohol ads in the menu: this convention took place two years after Prohibition was lifted, so these companies increased their advertising in any way possible.

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 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.

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.