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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

Happy Birthday, Brother John Wayne

Happy Birthday, Brother John Wayne

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

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

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.
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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.

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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.
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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

Attendees to the 17th Grand Chapter on the porch in front 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 in front 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.

Source: Sigma Chi Historical Initiative

Source: The Sigma Chi Historical Initiative Codex
Members of Gamma Chapter during the 17th Grand Chapter was held at the Union College of Law and Tremont House in Chicago, Illinois on August 29th, 30th, & 31st, 1888. L to R: Grant A McNute, Jack Taggart, A. F. McCormick, Robert L. McCabe, W. F. Barnes, D. E. Mooney, S. T. Kerr, last two names are illegible. 

Source: The Sigma Chi Historical Initiative Codex

Members of Gamma Chapter during the 17th Grand Chapter was held at the Union College of Law and Tremont House in Chicago, Illinois on August 29th, 30th, & 31st, 1888. L to R: Grant A McNute, Jack Taggart, A. F. McCormick, Robert L. McCabe, W. F. Barnes, D. E. Mooney, S. T. Kerr, last two names are illegible. 

This is a gift from Significant Sig Milton Caniff to the Gamma Iota Chapter at LSU in 1948. It is a drawing of the “Maid of IX” from the popular series “Steve Canyon.” It has hung in Gamma Iota’s chapter house ever since.
Special thanks to Ed Kramer for this submission

This is a gift from Significant Sig Milton Caniff to the Gamma Iota Chapter at LSU in 1948. It is a drawing of the “Maid of IX” from the popular series “Steve Canyon.” It has hung in Gamma Iota’s chapter house ever since.

Special thanks to Ed Kramer for this submission

Milton Caniff speaks about Sigma Chi

The Omega Chapter of Sigma Chi at Northwestern University - March 1949

"To the cream of ‘50
From the scum of ‘51”

The Omega Chapter of Sigma Chi at Northwestern University - March 1949

"To the cream of ‘50

From the scum of ‘51”

Pat Ryan, a major character in Milton Caniff’s comic strip “Terry and the Pirates,” is revealed to be a brother of Sigma Chi after his badge is discovered after he is kidnapped.

Pat Ryan, a major character in Milton Caniff’s comic strip “Terry and the Pirates,” is revealed to be a brother of Sigma Chi after his badge is discovered after he is kidnapped.

The Sigma Chi Historical Initiative's Codex is now online. Learn more about it here and be sure to register and check it out.