Category Archives: Kappa Alpha Theta

#HearHerHarvard – Let Harvard Women Associate Freely and Without Penalty

The Panhellenic women at Harvard University – the members of Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Gamma, and Alpha Phi – operate under extreme conditions at America’s oldest higher education institution, Harvard University. #HearHerHarvard is a campaign to bring this discrimination and … Continue reading

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Grace Goodhue Coolidge, Ll.D., with an Appearance by a Phi Psi and a Theta

Ninety-three years ago today, First Lady Grace Goodhue Coolidge was getting ready for an important event. She may have been travelling to Boston or perhaps she was already there, visiting with friends. On the next day, December 12, 1924, she … Continue reading

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A Kappa Royal, a Miss Teen USA, a Presidential Painting, and an Exhibit

Have you heard that Britian’s Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle, a Kappa Kappa Gamma? Odds are that her royal title will be Duchess of Sussex. Markle is an initiate of the Kappa chapter at Northwestern University. My Alpha Gam friend … Continue reading

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Dr. Placida Gardner Chesley, Kappa Alpha Theta, #amazingsororitywomen, #WHM2017

As a student at the University of Southern California, Vera Placida Gardner joined a local organization, Alpha Rho. She graduated from USC in 1910 and attended medical school at the University of Michigan. While in Ann Arbor, she became a member of … Continue reading

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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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