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Homecoming Decs the Depression: Tradition Outlasts Great Depression (1929-1940)

Project Editor:Stephanie Demers, History 470: Digital History, Spring 2008

Table of Contents

Overview
In the Beginning
Rules & Judging
UNL and the Great Depression
1930s Decoration Winners
Photos
Bibliography

Editorial Note: This list was created using the following sources: The Daily Nebraskan (11-3-29, 10-11-31, 10-9-32, 11-21-34, 10-29-36, 10-31-37, 10-28-38, 10-26-39) and The Cornhusker yearbooks (1930-1940)

Homecoming Decoration Competition Winners of the 1930s

1929/30
Fraternities:Sororities:
1st: Alpha Theta Chi1st: Zeta Tau Alpha
2nd: Phi Gamma Delta2nd: Chi Omega
3rd: Delta Tau Delta3rd: Alpha Chi Omega
1930/31
Fraternities:Sororities:
1st: Delta Tau Delta1st: Kappa Delta
2nd: Farmhouse2nd: Alpha Xi Delta
3rd: Alpha Theta Chi3rd: Alpha Chi Omega
1931/32
Fraternities:Sororities:
1st: Sigma Alpha Epsilon1st: Delta Gamma
2nd: Tau Kappa Epsilon2nd: Chi Omega
3rd: Alpha Theta Chi3rd: Alpha Chi Omega
1932-1934
Homecoming Decorations Cancelled
1935/36
Return of Homecoming Decorations Without Competition
1936/37
Fraternities:Sororities:
1st: Sigma Alpha Epsilon1st: Kappa Alpha Theta
2nd: Sigma Nu2nd: (tie) Delta Gamma
3rd: Phi Kappa Psi2nd: (tie) Pi Beta Phi
1937/38
Fraternities:Sororities:
1st: Sigma Kappa1st: Alpha Phi
2nd: Sigma Alpha Epsilon2nd: Alpha Chi Omega
3rd: Acacia3rd: Delta Delta Delta
1938/39
Fraternities:Sororities:
1st: Sigma Nu1st: Delta Gamma
2nd: Sigma Alpha Epsilon2nd: Kappa Alpha Theta
3rd: Sigma Phi Epsilon3rd: Chi Omega
1939/40
Fraternities:Sororities:
1st: Sigma Alpha Epsilon1st: Delta Gamma
2nd: Phi Delta Theta2nd: Alpha Omicron Pi
3rd: Sigma Nu3rd:Kappa Kappa Gamma