Alpha Omicron Pi Collection
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.
Language of Materials
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.
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