Category Archives: Kappa Alpha Theta

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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A Toast on Kappa Alpha Theta’s 147th!

Today is Kappa Alpha Theta’s 147th birthday. I’ve told the story of Bettie Locke and her three friends many times. Search “Kappa Alpha Theta” in the search box and you’ll find scores of blog posts about Theta and its founding … Continue reading

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Ask an Archivist, a Special Cake Basket, and Presidential GLO Connections

Yesterday was Ask an Archivist Day. Some of my GLO archivist friends and I used social media to answer questions. I also learned some fun facts yesterday by eavesdropping on their social media conversations. Towner Blackstock, Curator of the Phi … Continue reading

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Sororities at Oklahoma State and a Depression-Era Service Project

One of my favorite things to read are old issues of fraternity and sorority magazines. In the early 1900s, the National Panhellenic Conference organizations adopted a service project/philanthropy  and members raised funds or did service for that cause. They also did war … Continue reading

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@BettieLocke Meet @PrezCoolidge

Bettie Locke, the force behind the founding of Kappa Alpha Theta in 1870, is on the run this week. On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will wind its way through Putnam County from 5-8 p.m. Putnam is the Indiana … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Olympians!

The list of Olympians who are members of fraternity and sororities has been updated several times since it was first posted. It’s at http://wp.me/p20I1i-2Dv. I appreciate the emails that came my way about GLO members who weren’t yet recognized.  Sister Madonna … Continue reading

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GLO Recruitment Via Famous Alumnae/Alumni

“Reverting to immediately prior version; fact about Kappa Alpha Theta membeship (sic) is unsupported and a Google search suggests it refers to a different person altogether.” The subject of this wikipedia entry was Edith Schwartz Clements. She was indeed a member … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day, GLO Friends!

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends! Many fraternity and sorority conventions have taken place in Canada. The Bigwin Inn, Lake of Bays, Ontario was the site of many fraternity and sorority conventions including: Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma in 1925; Phi Kappa … Continue reading

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6/20/1919 Mother of 3, a Kappa Kappa Gamma, Wins Tennis Title #amazingsororitywomen

On this day, 97 years ago,  June 20, 1919, Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beat Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2) in the 33rd U.S. Women’s National Tennis Championship. Wightman, a initiate of the Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter at the University of California-Berkeley, won the title four times, 1909, 1910, … 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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