The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection


Finding Aid

Kappa Pi Epsilon/Chi Omega Records


Size: .25 linear foot

Provenance: Gift of Isabelle Martin, 1130 Elco Drive, Maumee, OH  43537

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Fair

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Bridget Samolis

Historical Sketch

The oldest sorority at The University of Toledo, Kappa Pi Epsilon was created in 1912.  The group sponsored many social functions such as dances, bridge nights, teas, and various outings.  On November 3, 1944, Chi Omega, a national collegiate sorority, installed Kappa Pi Epsilon as its Xi Delta chapter.  It was the first national women’s fraternity on Toledo’s campus.

Chi Omega was founded April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.  From this small beginning Chi Omega has grown to over 120 active chapters.   Chi Omega is devoted to friendship, ideals, helpfulness and progress. 

Scope and Content Note

This small collection contains newspaper articles about sorority activities, pictures of events and members, correspondence, dance cards, a log of Kappa Pi Epsilon activities from 1912-1932, and miscellaneous information about the sorority.

The files are arranged in alphabetical order.  The dance cards are arranged chronologically.



Folder List

















 Correspondence, 1949-1989
Kappa Klippings/Log, 1922-1932
Miscellaneous, 1921-1956
Newspaper Clippings, 1919-1963
Dance Cards, 1921-1928




Last Updated: 7/1/19