Category Archives: The Anchora of Delta Gamma

It’s Founders’ Day for Delta Gamma and Phi Delta Theta

March 15 is the day on which both Delta Gamma and Phi Delta Theta celebrate Founders’ Day. The organizations are also connected by the efforts of a Phi Delt who was also an initiated member of Delta Gamma. It is … Continue reading

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#WHM – Grace Smith Richmond, ΓΦΒ and Author

Grace Smith Richmond, an 1884 initiate Gamma Phi Beta’s Alpha chapter, was a much-loved author. The daughter of a clergyman, she married Nelson Guernsey Richmond, a doctor, in 1887. Two of her more memorable characters had these professions – Robert McPherson Black was … Continue reading

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#WHM – Carlotta Joaquina Maury, Ph.D., Delta Gamma

Today, March 7, the first Monday in March 2016, is the National Panhellenic Conference’s International Badge Day. It’s a day for NPC women to wear the badge (pin) which signifies membership in one of the 26 NPC organizations. Other Greek-letter … Continue reading

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Off on Tangents – Zarzoliers and a Photo on eBay

Last night, I received an e-mail question and a facebook message. Both set me off on some research and led me to write this post. The first question was about a member of the Pi Phi chapter at Ohio State. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Phi Beta Kappa, the Granddaddy of All GLOs!

The Phi Beta Kappa Society was founded on December 5, 1776 by five College of William and Mary students. The first meeting of the organization took place in the Old Raleigh Tavern’s Apollo Room. As the first Greek-letter collegiate society, it … Continue reading

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11/22/1963 in Dallas – The Three Wives, One a ΔΔΔ, and the Judge, a ΔΓ

Friday, November 22, 1963, is one of those hallmark dates. Almost everyone who was alive on that date remembers exactly where they were when they heard of President Kennedy’s death. Today’s collegians might not believe that there wasn’t a 24-hour … Continue reading

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U.S. Vice Presidents Who Belong to Fraternities

How many U.S. Vice Presidents have been in a fraternity? A goodly number, it turns out. Here is a list of Vice Presidents since 1869,* when Schuyler Colfax became the first fraternity man to become Vice President. I’ve included all … Continue reading

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More Special Trains to Convention – ΔΓ’s Began in 1881

After the last post about convention trains, my friend Marilyn Haas, Delta Gamma Fraternity Archivist, sent me this information about Delta Gamma’s special trains: “The ‘Delta Gamma Convention Special’ first started in 1881. The private car of Mr. J.B. Mulliken … Continue reading

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Fraternity and Sorority Magazines – Preserving History, Fostering Enthusiasm and Promulgating Lifelong Loyalty

This week, I had the opportunity to read hard copies of recently published sorority magazines.* What fun it was to turn the pages and read about some of the 26 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organizations! Good works are being done. … Continue reading

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George Banta and the Delta Gamma / Phi Delta Theta Connection

There are a few men who names emerge in the history of women’s fraternities/sororities. These men include Dr. Wesley P. Coddington, Dr. Charles Richardson, Dr. Guy Potter Benton, and the Right Reverend Edward D. Kelly. The man most influential in … Continue reading

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