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The Books Find Me!

Last weekend was spent working at the Friends of the Carbondale Public Library Book Sale. Through our book sales, the “largest in southern Illinois,” according to our claims, we are able to help the Library fund projects and events. Our … 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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Jane Marie Bancroft Robinson, Alpha Phi, Active in Deaconess Work

In the fall of 1886, when Jane Marie Bancroft Robinson enrolled at Syracuse University, she had senior standing. Born in 1847, she graduated from the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY in 1871. She then entered  the New York State … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Amy Burnham Onken, NPC Chairman 1945-47

Amy Burnham Onken was a visitor to the 1917 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) meeting. At that meeting, few could have imagined the influence she would have on her own organization, Pi Beta Phi, and on the NPC world itself. In … Continue reading

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Katharine L. Sharp, Library Science Pioneer and Kappa Kappa Gamma Grand President

Katharine Lucinda Sharp was a pioneer in the field of library science. In the University of Illinois Library, there is a bronze tablet of her done by Lorado Taft, whose best known work at the University is the iconic Alma … Continue reading

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The History of Women’s Fraternities at Northwestern University through 1902

  Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois is another of the campuses where the seven founding NPC members had established chapters prior 1902. Northwestern University was established under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal church.  It was chartered by the state … Continue reading

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Erastus O. Haven, Friend to Wolverines, Wildcats, and Orangemen, and a Gamma Phi Beta Dad

Erastus Otis Haven, D.D., LL.D. holds a very unique spot in the history of women’s fraternities. The three campuses at which he served were important ones in the history of the women’s fraternity movement prior to 1902. Haven served as … Continue reading

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NPC Women in Patten Gym, 1911

Last week I wrote  about the 1911 National Panhellenic Conference meeting. It took place on the campus of Northwestern University. The luncheon was held in Patten Gym and the delegations were seated by their flowers. It’s hard to spot the … Continue reading

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The NPC Bouquet of Special Flowers

The official founding date of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is May 24, 1902. Eleven of the first twelve NPC meetings took place in Chicago. The 1911 NPC meeting took place on November 3-4 in nearby Evanston on the Northwestern … Continue reading

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