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Alpha Sigma Alpha's Interactive History

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s
Interactive History

Alpha Sigma Alpha meets Ida Shaw Martin

Alpha Sigma Alpha began communicating with Ida Shaw Martin, founder of Delta Delta Delta, who at the time was editing The Sorority Handbook. Ida would later become a shining star in the Sorority, becoming an honorary member, national...
1904
Fall

Delta, Epsilon, Zeta and Eta installed

In 1905, four chapters were added to the roll of Alpha Sigma Alpha. In February, Delta Chapter was installed at Mary Baldwin Seminary, Staunton, VA; in March, Epsilon Chapter was installed at Fauquier Institute, Warrenton, VA; Zeta Cha...
1905

Anti-Sorority sentiment

With its first national council, Alpha Sigma Alpha set out to continue its course of national expansion. However, efforts for expansion were not without difficulties. Anti-sorority sentiment and legislation were beginning to flourish i...
1905
Fall

First national convention

With six chapters on its roll, Alpha Sigma Alpha called its first national convention at the Hotel Richmond in Richmond, VA, on Thanksgiving weekend 1905. Highlights: “After the business meetings the young ladies attended the foo...
1905
Nov
30

First grand council

The following women were elected as members of grand council: Edna Elcan Jones, A, grand president; Jeanne Pelham, Γ, grand vice president; Effie Mealy, B, grand secretary; Lucy Hannah Daniel, A, grand historian; and Anna Thraves, Γ,...
1905
December 2-3

Alpha Sigma Alpha Magazine

Volume 1, Number 1 issue of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Magazine was released....
1906

Second National Convention

Alpha Sigma Alpha hosted its second national convention over Thanksgiving weekend in Charleston, SC....
1906
December 1-2

Convention recapped in the magazine

“To those who have had a good fortune to see a Southern sunset from the western end of the Charleston Batter there is no need to bring again the picture. It cannot be forgotten or dimmed. Then just as we […]...
1907
March

A new name for the magazine

The Alpha Sigma Alpha Magazine changed its name to the Aegis of Alpha Sigma Alpha....
1908
May

Iota Chapter installed

Iota Chapter, Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia was installed in May....
1908
May