In May of 1870, Bettie Locke traveled to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, to establish Theta's second chapter. In 1872, Beta Chapter hosted the first Kappa Alpha Theta Convention and in 1877, created the Fraternity's first songbook. Beta also developed the chapter chain concept, a significant part of Fraternity history since 1899.
From the very beginning, Theta alumnae have distinguished themselves in their careers and their volunteer endeavors. In fact, some are so well-known that they’re household names, and many have the distinction of being the first women in their professional fields. The archives takes this opportunity to recognize some of our more notable sisters.
Beta Historical Documents from the Archives
Click on the documents below for a variety of historical documents about your chapter.