Alpha Omicron Pi Collection

Identifier: MSS.0746

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials relating to the Alpha Omicron Pi’s Nu Omicron chapter at Vanderbilt University. There are programs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia arranged by decade from the 1920s through the 1950s. Also included are photographs from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.


  • undated

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Biographical Sketch

Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women’s fraternity founded June 2, 1897 at Barnard College on the Columbia University campus in New York. Today Alpha Omicron Pi has 198 collegiate chapters and 320 alumnae chapters in the United States and Canada. The organization’s purpose is to promote lifelong friendships, inspire academic excellence and lifelong learning, and develop leadership skills through service to the fraternity and community. In 1977, the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation was established to support the philanthropies and members of the organization through scholarships and grants. The official philanthropy currently is Arthritis Research. Notable alumnae include Margaret Bourke-White, Wendy Chamberlin, and Catherine Mackin.


.50 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the Alpha Omicron Pi Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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