Collection SC/021 - Chicago North Shore City Panhellenic (North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic) Association 1958-1969

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US ILfC SC/021

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Chicago North Shore City Panhellenic (North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic) Association 1958-1969




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Lois Cesner was the Publicity Chairman and collected newspaper clippings/minutes for the Chicago North Shore City (formerly the North Shore Alumnae) Panhellenic Association from 1959-60. This was also the year that the group was admitted to the national panhellenic sorority organization as described by Cesner in an article that is among the additional loose materials at the back of the scrapbook. She lived at 1304 Isabella, Wilmette, Illinois.

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The collections consists of one folder containing a compiled scrapbook of different newspaper clippings that all relate to the publicity needs of the North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic or as it was later called the Chicago North Shore City Panhellenic Association. This newly named association then became an affiliate Member of the National Panhellenic Conference in July of 1959 as well.

The clippings are glued down onto individual scrapbook pages and come from a number of different newspapers such as Wilmette Life, The Evanston Review, Chicago Sunday Tribune, Deerfield Review, and Northbrook Star.

Overall, the newspaper clippings discuss the group's upcoming meetings, times, locations, dates, and speakers presenting between the years of 1958 to 1969. There is also a small envelope of loose materials that include photographs, additional articles on past events, and 2 pamphlets titles "Theta Sigma Phi Publicity Handbook" and "Speaking of Sororities to High School Graduates Going to College."

These clippings are found to have been collected by the Publicity Chairman Lois C. Cesner. However, the presence of a stamped name of Mrs. Richard E. Gauen on the cover of the scrapbook and also the general number of sororities/collaborated events discussed, it should be reasonably concluded that the collection assuredly has a wider number of contributors present throughout the scrapbook as a whole.

For more information, contact the Lake Forest College Archivist.

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Most of the notebook is arranged chronoologically, with an envelope pasted in at the back with some photos, more clippings, and a 1959 press release typescript by Mrs. Cesner announcing the acceptance of the North Shore group into the national organization.

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  • Box: 1/Panhellenic