Category Archives: The Trident of Delta Delta Delta

Tri Delta “On the Battle Line” 100 Years Ago

Thanksgiving Eve, November 27, 1888, is the date upon which Delta Delta Delta was founded. Although there are four founders, the force behind its founding was Boston University senior Sarah Ida Shaw [Martin]. In the days before research involved a few … Continue reading

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#WHM – Bessie Leach Priddy, Dedicated ΔΔΔ and Dean of Women

The women I am writing about for #WHM seem, at least to me, to be about 100 years ahead of their time. One wonders what they could accomplish today! Bessie Leach was born in Illinois on January 18, 1871. She … Continue reading

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10/16/1913 – Lillian Thompson, Gamma Phi Beta, Calls to Order the 12th NPC Meeting

The meeting of 12th National Pan-Hellenic Congress (now known as the National Panhellenic Conference – NPC) opened on October 16, 1913 at the Congress Hotel in Chicago. Gamma Phi Beta Lillian Thompson chaired the meeting. “Last year, when she became … Continue reading

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Nellie A. Brown, Tri Delta and Pioneering Plant Pathologist

The Iota Chapter of Delta Delta Delta was founded at the University of Michigan in 1894. One of its early initiates, Nellie Adelesa Brown, became a plant pathologist when few women chose to pursue that career. After Brown graduated in … 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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Knox College – the Early History of Its Women’s Fraternity System

The birthplace of the women’s fraternity system is only a few miles west of Galesburg. Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28, 1867 in the southwest second floor bedroom of the home of “Major “ Jacob Holt at 402 … Continue reading

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Doctors Who Wore Badges: Fraternity Women in Medicine 1867-1902

In 1870, there were 525 female doctors in the United States (Newcomer, 1959).   Among the fraternity women who became physicians were founders of two NPC groups, Rachel Jane “Jennie” Nicol, a founder of Pi Beta Phi, and Eleanor Dorcas Pond … Continue reading

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Whistle a Happy (Sorority) Tune……

Sorority whistles may have been the first social media used by National Panhellenic Conference organizations. Imagine being on a campus and hearing your organization’s whistle. What a comforting sound it must have been, knowing sisters were close at hand. Sorority whistles … Continue reading

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Camp Panhellenic – The Place to Spend a Few Summer Weeks in the 1920s

Camp Panhellenic, located on Washington Island in Wisconsin’s Door County, celebrated its third year in the summer of 1922. “The venture is proving a boon to college women and alumnae as a place for rest and recreation as well as … Continue reading

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A Tri-Delta and P.E.O. Discusses the P.E.O. Loan Fund, 1929

Winifred B. Chase, a member of the Iota Chapter of Delta Delta Delta at the University of Michigan was also a member of Chapter A, Michigan, of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She served as Chairman of the Tri Delta’s Fiftieth Anniversary … Continue reading

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