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Alpha Sigma Alpha's Interactive History

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s
Interactive History

Tag: Ida Shaw MartinX

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

Sorority handbook includes Alpha Sigma Alpha

The Sorority Handbook by Ida Shaw Martin featured Alpha Sigma Alpha for the first time.“A fourth society founded at the Virginia State Normal School [Longwood University, VA], Alpha Sigma Alpha, has recently placed chapters above the...
1909

Sorority turns to Ida Shaw Martin

Under the leadership of Chapter President Dorothy Batten, A, Alpha Chapter turned to Ida Shaw Martin, author of the well-known and respected Sorority Handbook, for assistance. Mrs. Martin, a member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, had ...
1912
Fall

Ida Shaw Martin becomes honorary member

Ida Shaw Martin was designated as an honorary member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. With her assistance, Alpha Sigma Alpha focused on expanding to teachers colleges and colleges of education within universities, and contacted every local sorori...
1913
May

The Phoenix of Alpha Sigma Alpha

The Aegis of Alpha Sigma Alpha was changed to The Phoenix of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and became a weekly publication. The Phoenix was the central medium linking the various parts of the Sorority. Cranked out on a mimeograph, it consisted [&...
1914
Nov
01

Ida Shaw Martin elected national president

Ida Shaw Martin was officially elected national president. She would serve as national president until 1930....
1914
Nov
28

Association of Pedagogical Sororities founded

The Association of Pedagogical Sororities was founded by Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Sigma Sigma to develop common standards for the formation and expansion of educational sororities. Ida Shaw Martin represented Alpha Sigma Alpha as th...
1915
June

First request to join NPC

Ida Shaw Martin petitioned the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) on behalf of the educational sororities, and Alpha Sigma Alpha’s admission and was denied because of NPC’s policy that no woman may be a member of more than one n...
1920

Theta Theta installed

Theta Theta Chapter, Boston University, was installed on Nov. 21 at the home of Ida Shaw Martin....
1921
Nov
21