An Emily Butterfield Painting and a Theta Tie to WDW

Emily Helen Butterfield was a talented woman by all accounts. In addition to being a founder of Alpha Gamma Delta and an architect in a time when few women chose that profession, she was an accomplished artist. Her sketches were the start of the squirrel “Skiourrous” becoming the Alpha Gam mascot. This article about one of her paintings was sent to me by my Alpha Gam friend, Nann Blaine Hilyard, a talented artist in her own right

Emily H. Butterfield

Emily H. Butterfield is in the top row, second from right.

Nann’s blog With Strings Attached highlights Nann’s observations as a librarian and quiltmaker who values the connections between and among people and organizations


My friend Noraleen Young, Kappa Alpha Theta’s archivist, told me of a Theta who played a role in the creation of Disneyland and Walt Disney World, in addition to helping create the look and feel of Alfred Hitchock films. To read more about Dorothea Holt Redmond, an iniatate of the Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at the University of Southern California, see

Dorothea Holt Redmond

Dorothea Holt Redmond

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