October 2017 Archives News

Category: Heritage

Noraleen DuVall Young

Alpha Chi, Purdue

Fall is in the air. For Theta collegians, it can mean initiations, homecomings, parent weekends, and alumnae chapter events; for all of us, fall means Day of Service (October 19). When reviewing our collections here in the archives, I am always struck by the number of activities recorded by chapters at this time of the year. Theta’s have been and continue to be busy!

One of the great things about the digital age is that exhibits installed at one physical location can be shared with all of you—regardless of where you are—virtually. With the assistance of two members of Alpha Chapter, I had the pleasure of installing an exhibit—“First Women of DePauw”—at DePauw University’s Roy O. West Library. If you can’t get to Greencastle, Indiana, you can visit a version of the exhibit. (I have even added a few more items that we did not have room for in the physical exhibit.) There is also an accompanying blog post on this celebration of 150 years of women at DePauw.

When thinking about this year’s Day of Service, I remember the many years of service that Thetas have provided to their local campuses, communities, and the world. Another virtual exhibit, based on the exhibit at the 2016 Grand Convention, reviews Theta’s Service – Then and Now.

October is also National Archives Month. I encourage you to visit other pages on this site to see what the Theta archives has and shares. Follow us via Theta’s social media channels, including the weekly “Live from the Theta Archives” on Snapchat.