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“At seven o’clock we lined up according to chapter installation for the banquet and marched in by twos to a very pretty banqueting hall, entirely lighted by candles and each table decorated with large pink lady-slippers and blue stars – the favors were small crested compacts. Mrs. Banta was a most able toast-mistress and the toasts were likened to fire-crackers, it being the 4th of July, starting with the flame through to the fuse, the rocket, and the stars – each speaker took her part nobly and well and we were especially proud of our Canadian delegate from Montreal.” Unknown Canadian delegate’s report, 1948

39th Convention, 1950
Swampscott, Massachusetts
“Barbara Huff from Ohio Wesleyan used Theta convention as an excuse to take her first Pullman ride, while on four wheels from Butler University in Indianapolis, Marilyn Woody, Mary Jo Feeney, Jody Doyle, Martha Wanger and Joan Le Bien 'drove like mad,' tucked their five selves into a parlor room in the Statler in Boston, and 'went through four pounds of chocolate on the way.'” The Kite, 1950

40th Convention, 1952
Sun Valley, Idaho

“It certainly did not take the Navy long to hear the Thetas were in port, because Saturday evening found the officers of the flagship of the Eastern Canadian Navy, H.M.C.S. Quebec, in the lobby. Last seen, they were escorting a group of Thetas down to the ship, with Pat Mooney chaperoning. Sunday morning the officers were again hosts when they showed their ship to another group of Theta actives.” The Kite, 1954


41st Convention, 1954
Quebec, Canada

"Rising to the surface is the joy of association with other Thetas from throughout the land … the sheer pleasure of spending a week in the glamorous surroundings of one of the world’s most magnificent resort hotels … the enthusiasm of the parties … the recognition accorded officers and outstanding Thetas." The Kite, 1956

Charms and Mementos

Comb/grooming set

“I liked the combination of gaiety and seriousness in the Convention. The light-heartedness of the Thetas made the atmosphere cheerful and lively … The plans and projects of the Thetas provided a note of seriousness and reflected the aims and objectives of Kappa Alpha Theta. Their emblem fascinated me, and I could imagine the kite – flying high, active and lively – symbolizing their aspirations and ideals.” Shanta Vasisht, Loan and Fellowship Foreign Student, 1950


40th Convention, 1952
Sun Valley, Idaho

“Have you noticed how it is harder to get up each morning as the Convention progresses? It’s funny how in the wee morning hours you can always think of more things that just have to be said.” The Kite, 1952


41st Convention, 1954
Quebec, Canada
“Banff the Beautiful was brisk and chill, a delight to many who had sweltered at home. Of course, the blizzard that descended on those going up to the ski lift was overdoing it a bit, but the contrast in weather only impressed them with the fact that Banff was quite an exciting place to be." 
The Kite, 1956

42nd Convention, 1956
Banff Spings, Canada

42nd Convention, 1956
Banff Springs, Canada
1946 - 37th Convention
Pasadena, California
  • Institute of Logopedics (Heartspring) adopted as national philanthropy.
1948 - 38th Convention
Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • A second vice-president was added to the officer structure.
1950 - 39th Convention
Swampscott, Massachusetts
  • Per capita dues were raised from $7.50 to $10.

1952 - 40th Convention

Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Alumnae chapters assessed annual dues of $10.

1954 - 41st Convention

Quebec, Canada
  • Only 75% of all college chapters would have to approve to grant a charter to a petitioning group or to colonize a group.

1956 - 42nd Convention

Banff Springs, Canada
  • Theme – “Fraternity, A Privilege of Democracy”

1958 - 43rd Convention

Wernersville, Pennsylvania
  • New constitution and code of regulations adopted; Grand Council enlarged.