Category Archives: Hillsdale College

Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Friends #amazingsororitywomen

I have several dear friends who are proud Hillsdale College and Pi Beta Phi alumnae. They are over the moon about one of their own, Elizebeth Smith Friedman, who has recently been the subject of several books and magazine articles. … Continue reading

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Lost in a Roundabout Somewhere in Indiana

On Monday, I headed east to Indiana to do some research in Carmel and get closer to completing a project. My dissertation, Coeducation and the History of Women’s Fraternities 1867-1902, covered the seven founding National Panhellenic Conference organizations, the campuses where these … Continue reading

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May 31, 1886 – “Wrought and Thought and Prayed Together”

This post is by my friend Penny Proctor. She is a Pi Phi’s whose name was known to me long before I met her. She was the winner of the Amy Burnham Onken, award, one of Pi Phi’s highest individual … Continue reading

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“Baconian Biliteral Cipher, on the Estate of Colonel Fabyan,” National Security, and a Fraternity Woman

“Elizebeth Smith, ’15, and Wm. F. Friedman, Cornell, ’13. May 21, (1917). At home. Riverbank, Geneva, Ill.. where both are engaged on the Baconian Biliteral Cipher, on the estate of Colonel Fabyan,” is the notice of the marriage of a … Continue reading

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