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Record Group: 22 C
Record Sub-Group: 9
Records Title: UMC; Student Life and Activities; Honor and Other Societies, Fraternities, and Sororities, including Service Organizations
Dates: 1897-1993
Volume: 1 and 1/6 cubic feet, 1.46 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Record Sub-Group contains records of student Honor Societies that have established chapters on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. Included in this Sub-Group are materials such as oral histories, correspondence, memos, reports, forms, announcements, by-laws, constitutions, yearbooks, alumni directories, and biographical sketches of Honor Society members.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:22/4/1 (A78-60; A79-32)
This Series contains oral history tapes containing descriptions of the founding and early years of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Library and Informational Science Honor Society, Phi Mu, Psi Chapter. Among the speakers is Ralph Parker, first Dean of the MU School of Library and Informational Science.
(6 cassette tapes, B3A, 7, 8)

Series 2. - C:22/4/2 (A80-5; A82-50; A93-99)
This Series contains records relating to the MU chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Pi Zeta (Social Science Honor Society), Mystical Seven, QEBH, Kappa Tau Alpha, Blue Key (Women's Music Honor Society), Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society) and Sigma Alpha Iota Honor Societies (ca. 1897-) plus Tap Day. Included in this Series are correspondence, memos, reports, forms, announcements, by-laws, constitutions, yearbooks, alumni directories, and biographical sketches of honor society members.
(2/3 c.f., 119, 1)

Series 3. - C:22/7/5 (A91-65)
This Series contains records of the MU chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. Included in this series are correspondence files and records relating to student loans, scholarships, the "Buy a Professor," auction, the annual "Ugly Man Contest," the fraternity by-laws, and lists of chapter officers.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 4. - C:22/7/7 (A97-2)
This Series contains a brief, typewritten history of Gamma Alpha, the graduate scientific fraternity, by LeVeta Ann Phillips Anderson. The period covered spans the years 1914-1993.
(1 Env., B3A, C1, 5)

Series 5. - C:22/18/1 and C:22/18/1a (A84-58; A15-04)
This Series contains records of the MU Mortar Board and Alumnae/Alumni chapters, (ca. 1940-1995). The records consist of minutes of meetings, membership lists, organization schedules, event calendars, a chapter manual, tap lists, printed and duplicated material, various reports, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook, (ca. 1954-1983). The scrapbook contains pictures of Mortar Board members, newspaper clippings, photographs of "Tap Day," membership lists, and attendance lists for chapter functions.
(1/3 c.f., UMLD1; OSP, B3A, C2, 1; MFR, 703, MFC)
Note to Researcher: Series Five also contains a microfilmed copy of the scrapbook. For a history of the MU Mortar Board chapter, see
C:22/2/4.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by following this link.

Series 6. - C:22/18/3 (A18-23)
This Series contains records of the LSV Secret Society, (2003, 2014-2018). The records consist of photographs, (2014-2016), issues of RAG (2014, 2015), presentation speeches, printed and duplicated material, a button, a handkerchief, and a newspaper clipping, (2003).
(1 Env, B3A, C2, 1)
Note to Archivist: The material in Series 6 was received from Sequoyah Moore in May of 2018.

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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