As part of their 150th anniversary campaign, Alpha Phi engaged HistoryIT to digitally preserve the women’s fraternity’s archival collections. Their efforts resulted in a state-of-the-art digital museum that shares incredible stories of the women who made lifelong connections and memories through their membership. The national organization’s robust digital museum continues to grow as they prepare for their 150th celebration in October 2022.
Recognizing that 80% of fraternal history lives at the chapter level, Alpha Phi has set a goal to save every story. The women’s fraternity has encouraged chapters to honor their 150th anniversary by working with HistoryIT to digitally preserve their stories for future generations. They are the first fraternal organization to take on the challenge of preserving their complete history.
As of May 2022, Alpha Phi has completed 10 digital chapter museums to date, with more on the way. Those include Alabama Alpha Phi, Arizona Alpha Phi, Boulder Alpha Phi, Michigan State Alpha Phi and more.
“Digital Chapter Museums like the one launched by our Beta Gamma chapter allow us the opportunity to celebrate what it means to be an Alpha Phi and the strength of our shared connection that links us across the miles and beyond a single generation. Preserving our history is an important step in safeguarding our past so current and future members may access it, learn from it and find inspiration from it.”
— Renee Zainer, Executive Director of Alpha Phi International Fraternity