P.E.O. Chapter T Records, 1932-1972
Primary Creator: P.E.O. Chapter T (1932-)
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 02/04/1985
The P.E.O. Sisterhood was established on January 21, 1869 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan University. The organization was established as philanthropic and educational society for women. Although comprised of only seven members at its founding, P.E.O. now has thousands of chapters and members throughout the United States.
The second Grand Forks Chapter to be established, Chapter T, was organized on May 17, 1932. Chapter T was sponsored by Chapter D, the first chapter in Grand Forks. The first president was Chrissie Budge, herself a charter member of Chapter D. Founding members of Chapter T included: Budge, Mable French, Gladys Vary, Ragna Taft, Vera Bollinger, Emma Robbins and Clara Hofto.
Chapter T has hosted several state conventions, in addition to participating in many P.E.O. sponsored activities on both a local, state and national level. It also has been responsible for sponsoring other P.E.O. chapters in the area. The Chapter has hosted many educational lectures and meetings for both its members and the greater community at large. Chapter T has also raised funds for several P.E.O. fund drives, including the Peace Scholarship Fund and the Educational Fund. During World War II, Chapter T and the entire P.E.O. organization was very active in raising funds and boosting morale for the war effort.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Lorna Johnson, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Acquisition Method: Donation; 85-1359
Related Publications: Fifty years of P. E. O. in North Dakota, 1906-1956. Grand Forks: North Dakota State Chapter, 1956.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). P.E.O. Chapter T Records. OGLMC 1012, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in January 2014.
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