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"...and when the green on our graves has mouldered away, some gray warrior sitting by night at the blazing fire will tell thy deeds to his sons, and they shall bless and admire the men of old..." - Lockwood to the members of Old Alpha, chapter meeting address, January, 1856

157 years ago today, The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded.

Happy Birthday, Brother John Wayne

Happy Birthday, Brother John Wayne

The Sigma Chi, June 1881 - forerunner of The Magazine of Sigma Chi
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The Sigma Chi, June 1881 - forerunner of The Magazine of Sigma Chi

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Happy 110th Anniversary to the Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Maine - founded April 19, 1902.
Photo via Sigma Chi Historical Initiative Codex:

Dr. Luther H. Peck, Rho Rho, 1902 of Plymouth, Michigan, copies the names of the University of Maine Sigs from the registration board during the 45th Grand Chapter, Detroit, Michigan, 1941.

Happy 110th Anniversary to the Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Maine - founded April 19, 1902.

Photo via Sigma Chi Historical Initiative Codex:

Dr. Luther H. Peck, Rho Rho, 1902 of Plymouth, Michigan, copies the names of the University of Maine Sigs from the registration board during the 45th Grand Chapter, Detroit, Michigan, 1941.

Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Wisconsin circa 1918

sigmachifraternity:

Commencement Day - June 28, 1855

The birth of Sigma Chi.

sigmachifraternity:

Commencement Day - June 28, 1855

The birth of Sigma Chi.

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The Magazine of Sigma Chi, December 1942 - Copyright Sigma Chi Fraternity via facebook.com/sigmachi

The Magazine of Sigma Chi, December 1942 - Copyright Sigma Chi Fraternity via facebook.com/sigmachi

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Recreation of the formation of the Constantine Chapter as immortalized in a painting by Milton Caniff, Ohio State 1930. This tableau was stage during the 43th Grand Chapter meeting held in Los Angeles in 1939.
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Recreation of the formation of the Constantine Chapter as immortalized in a painting by Milton Caniff, Ohio State 1930. This tableau was stage during the 43th Grand Chapter meeting held in Los Angeles in 1939.

Source: Sigma Chi Historical Initiative

One of the three backdrops used at the 46th (Victory) Grand Chapter in the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, Illinois during September 1946. This one is an illustration by Milton Caniff that shows Sigma Chi’s representation in all branches of the armed forces and graced the cover of The Magazine of Sigma Chi in July 1942.
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One of the three backdrops used at the 46th (Victory) Grand Chapter in the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, Illinois during September 1946. This one is an illustration by Milton Caniff that shows Sigma Chi’s representation in all branches of the armed forces and graced the cover of The Magazine of Sigma Chi in July 1942.

Source: Sigma Chi Historical Initiative

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An image of the Illuminated Dessert Parade—led by the Sigma Chi coat-of-arms carved in ice—at the banquet during the 46th (Victory) Grand Chapter held at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, Illinois during September 1946.
Source: Sigma Chi Historical Initiative

An image of the Illuminated Dessert Parade—led by the Sigma Chi coat-of-arms carved in ice—at the banquet during the 46th (Victory) Grand Chapter held at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, Illinois during September 1946.

Source: Sigma Chi Historical Initiative

George Washington University, 1956-1961

George Washington University, 1956-1961

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Attendees to the 17th Grand Chapter on the porch and in the front yard of Omega House at Northwestern University. The 17th Grand Chapter was held at the Union College of Law and Tremont House in Chicago, Illinois on August 29th, 30th, & 31st, 1888.
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Attendees to the 17th Grand Chapter on the porch and in the front yard of Omega House at Northwestern University. The 17th Grand Chapter was held at the Union College of Law and Tremont House in Chicago, Illinois on August 29th, 30th, & 31st, 1888.

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Richard S. Doyle, president of the Sigma Chi Foundation chats with Carl P. Clare, vice chairman of the Executive Committee, and 1950 Significant Sig, Roger H. Ferger, publisher of the Cincinnati Enquirer, during the 48th Grand Chapter meeting held at the Deshler-Wallick Hotel in Columbus, Ohio on June 12th, 13th, & 14th, 1950. Listening in at far left is Past Grand Consul, Ben S. Fisher.
Source: Sigma Chi Historical Initiative

Richard S. Doyle, president of the Sigma Chi Foundation chats with Carl P. Clare, vice chairman of the Executive Committee, and 1950 Significant Sig, Roger H. Ferger, publisher of the Cincinnati Enquirer, during the 48th Grand Chapter meeting held at the Deshler-Wallick Hotel in Columbus, Ohio on June 12th, 13th, & 14th, 1950. Listening in at far left is Past Grand Consul, Ben S. Fisher.

Source: Sigma Chi Historical Initiative