On a very special episode for Founders’ Day 2022, we take a look at Sarah Ida Shaw from the memories of those Tri Deltas who actually knew her!
We open up the archives to learn about our Founder with the help of Fraternity Archivist Beth Applebaum, Texas Christian, and Chair of the Tri Delta Alliance Ginger Hicks Smith, Emory, a retired professional archivist. Beth and Ginger read excerpts from letters written by some of Tri Deltas greatest leaders like R. Louise Fitch, Knox, and Ernestine Block Grigsby, Colorado. These memories paint a portrait of who Sarah Ida Shaw (later Ida Shaw Martin) was, from those who knew her best. Their letters recall the founding, Sarah’s commitment to the broader fraternal movement, Tri Delta’s expansion west and so much more. They also discuss the touching moments of Sarah’s broadcast address to the Golden Anniversary Convention in 1938. This is an episode not to be missed … Happy Founders’ Day!
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Here are some highlights:
1:30 Sharing memories from those who knew Sarah best
2:45 Tri Delta’s founding and earliest days
5:40 Sarah’s use of our Rituals in everyday life
8:25 Her role in the fraternal movement and west expansion
12:30 Tri Delta’s Golden Anniversary broadcast