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Beta Gamma

University of Colorado

Mar 28th, 1924

Founding Date

The Beta Gamma chapter was established on March 28, 1924. Installation ceremonies for Beta Gamma were held at 1044 University Avenue, Boulder, Colorado from March 27-29. The Nebraska (Nu) chapter sent Ruth Small and Helen Palmer who managed details at the house. Place cards were ivy leaves with names written in white ink. Favors at the banquet included miniature scrolls tied with Silver and Bordeaux, upon which was printed Cora Stranahan Woodward’s toast to the Fraternity. Martha Hoag Clifford (Eta-Boston) acted as toastmistress, with Alpha Phi President Winifred Goodsmith Richardson Long (Beta-Northwestern) and Minnie Moulding Goodsmith (Beta-Northwestern), Mary Virginia Rice (Theta-Michigan), Anna Grace Wirt (Alpha-Syracuse) and Kathleen Lindley Evens (Gamma-DePauw) also speaking. Songs of the current members and earlier generations were shared, including “Ching-a-ling,” “Glory” and “Here We Are Again.” At the university reception, which was attended by President and Mrs. Norlin, Dean Bigelow and others, Mrs. Reeder of the University served as formal hostess. Mrs. Reeder, in particular, had been helpful in recommending members who might be interested in Alpha Phi and throughout the process of petitioning for a charter. Colorado area alumnae came out in force to welcome the new chapter.