Category Archives: Student Life and Culture Archival Program

Louise Pellens and Design for a Sorority House

In researching the previous post about Louise Pellen’s scrapbook (see http://wp.me/p20I1i-3tX ), I came across a copy of her University of Illinois thesis Design for a Sorority House.  The thesis was one of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science … Continue reading

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Glitter and Glue and Letting Go With Both Hands

When I listen to audiobooks, I need to like the narrator’s voice. In preparation for an upcoming drive to the Fraternity and Sorority Archivist Conference, I tested out the first disc of Glitter and Glue written and read by Kelly Corrigan. … Continue reading

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Museum Mystery, Chi Omega Trending, and the New/Old Gymnasium

It is official. The #WHM posts nearly did me in as they were combined with a to-do list that has its own zip code. But I loved writing about those “Unsung Heroines.” April has several Founders’ Days that I want … Continue reading

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Alpha Phi’s 143th and GLO Social Media Feeds

There are several GLOs which do not celebrate Founders’ Day on the actually date of founding. Alpha Phi was founded on September 18, 1872; it is stated in the minutes of Alpha chapter’s November 4, 1872 meeting. However, Alpha Phi celebrates Founders’ Day on October 10. Here’s … Continue reading

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Among Kindred Spirits – Recharging the Archivist’s Batteries

This past weekend, the University of Illinois Archives’ Student Life and Culture Archival Program hosted the third National Archives Conference for Fraternities and Sororities. The conference is designed to provide archival training and support to headquarters staff and volunteers who oversee their organization’s archives. … Continue reading

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At the Center of the Universe for GLO History

What is the center of the universe for researching the history of the American college fraternity movement? I’m of the opinion that it is at the Student Life and Culture Archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is one of … Continue reading

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“He Who Enters Selfishly Here – Endangers” Dean Maria Leonard on Fraternity Life, 1938

“He who enters selfishly here – endangers” is the quote from University of Illinois Dean of Women Maria Leonard which appears on a small card titled “A Code.” It was found in a 1938 scrapbook put together by a young … Continue reading

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A Fun Time for Fraternal Archivists!

The Student Life and Culture Archival Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of my favorite places to visit. I just returned from a conference for fraternity and sorority archivists. Being among kindred spirits is always a … Continue reading

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