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Box 1-018273
Box 2-B3A, B4, 8
Box 3-018276
Box 4-018752
Box 5-B3A, B4, 8

Charter Members of Rho Chapter
Charter Members of UMC's Rho Chapter, Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Fraternity
University Archives, C:5/14/2.

Record Group: 5 C
Record Sub-Group: 1
Records Title: UMC; College of Human Environmental Sciences; Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honors Society; UMC Chapter Records
Dates: 1921-1996
Volume: 5 cubic feet, 6.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

(A98-11)
This Record Sub-Group contains University of Missouri-Columbia organizational records of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honorary professional fraternity in Home Economics, Rho Chapter. Included in the Sub-Group are the constitution and by-laws of the organization, officers' duties, history of the local chapter, records of the two clubs that preceded the establishment of the Rho chapter, multimedia materials, chapter scrapbooks, and annual members' handbooks. Also included in this Sub-Group are records such as organizational meeting minutes and attendance records, correspondence, reports, and fiscal records. Additionally included in the Sub-Group are membership data, program information, and minutes and related materials from the Biennial Conclave and National Council meetings.

Historical Note:

Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honorary professional fraternity in Home Economics, had its official beginnings in 1911 at the University of Minnesota. It was not until 1929, though, that the Rho Chapter of this honorary Home Economics fraternity was established at the University of Missouri. Predecessors to the Rho chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron were the Home Economics Club (1921-1931) and the Mary Louise Gwynn Club (1928-1929). Phi Upsilon Omicron's membership is composed of sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students, graduate students, alumnae and honorary members. Selection for membership rests with the Executive Board and is based on demonstration of scholarship, leadership and service. Activities during the year include participation in the initiation ceremony and other ceremonial events, such as the Professional Works Programs and the annual Country Christmas Bazaar. Outstanding Service Awards are presented to local chapter members each year. Financial scholarships are awarded to outstanding Phi Upsilon Omicron members.

Historical Note - College of Human Environmental Sciences

Series Descriptions:

This Sub-Group is divided into eight record series. Arrangement within individual series follows the original, chronological order.

Series One contains documents pertaining to the organization of the fraternity, such as the constitution and by-laws, officers' duties and members' annual handbooks. Records concerning the history of the national organization and the local chapter are also included in this Series.

Series Two includes Rho Chapter meeting minutes and reports involving the organization's ongoing affairs.

Series Three pertains to membership within the organization, including membership petitions, membership accounts, membership lists, and biographical sketches and photographs of members from 1929-1951.

Series Four is comprised of fiscal reports.

Series Five contains records of Professional Works Programs, and examples of newsletters and of the national publication, The Candle.

Series Six contains Phi Upsilon Omicron meeting minutes and other records pertaining to the proceedings of the National Biennial Conclave and the National Council.

Series Seven contains photographs, photographic slides, slide and tape audio-visual presentations, and a phonograph recording of Phi Upsilon Omicron songs.

Series Eight holds scrapbooks with organizational memorabilia and photographs of chapter members and events.

Series Outline:

  1. Series One - Organic Instruments

  2. Series Two - Chapter Minutes and Reports

  3. Series Three - Membership

  4. Series Four - Fiscal Records

  5. Series Five - Programs and Publications

  6. Series Six - National Meetings

  7. Series Seven - Multimedia

  8. Series Eight - Scrapbooks

Inventory

Series One - Organic Instruments
Box 1

FF 1 - Constitution and By-laws, 1963-1964, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1988

FF 2 - Officers' Duties, 1975, 1979, 1986-1988

FF 3 - History - National, 1938, 1944, 1960, 1969

FF 4 - History - Local, 1927-1930, 1950-1951, 1979

FF 5 - Home Economics Club - Constitution, By-laws, Minutes and Attendance, 1928-1931

FF 6 - Mary Louise Gwynn Club - Minutes, 1928-1929

FF 7 - Members' Annual Handbook, 1967-1968, 1979-1980, 1992-1996

FF 8 - Clippings and Release Forms, 1960-1961, 1967-1968, 1972

FF 9 - Ceremonies and Installations, 1939, 1965, 1982

FF 10 - Phi Upsilon Omicron Annual Exam, 1957-1958, 1963

Series Two - Chapter Minutes and Reports
Box 1 (cont'd)

FF 1 - Secretary's Book, Minutes and Attendance, 1929-1937

FF 2 - Secretary's Book, Minutes and Attendance, 1938-1946

FF 3 - Secretary's Book, Minutes and Attendance, 1946-1959

FF 4 - Secretary's Book, Minutes and Attendance, 1960-1976

FF 5 - Chapter Meeting Minutes, 1975-1988

FF 6 - Attendance Reports, 1976-1989

FF 7 - Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1974-1988

FF 8 - Correspondence, 1938-1974

FF 9 - Correspondence, 1974-1988

FF 10 - Annual Reports to University, 1947-1951, 1953, 1955-1961, 1963-1967, 1969, 1973-1974

FF 11 - Reports to National, 1959-1978

FF 12 - Official Visits, 1959-1978

Series Three - Membership
Box 1 (cont'd)

FF 1 - Membership Selection, 1973

FF 2 - Membership Petitions, 1983, 1986, 1992

FF 3 - Membership Petitions, 1993-1994

FF 4 - Membership Petitions, 1995-1996

FF 5 - Membership and Initiation Lists, 1940-1943, 1975, 1981-1983, 1987

FF 6 - Members' Biographical Sketches with Photographs, 1928-1934

FF 7 - Members' Biographical Sketches with Photographs, 1935-1939

FF 8 - Members' Biographical Sketches with Photographs, 1940-1941

FF 9 - Members' Biographical Sketches with Photographs, 1942-1944

FF 10 - Members' Biographical Sketches with Photographs, 1945-1948, 1954

FF 11 - Membership Accounts, Pages 1-130 with Index, 1929-1944

FF 12 - Membership Accounts, Pages 131-230, 1929-1944

FF 13 - Nominations for Honorary Membership, 1964, 1979

FF 14 - Rho Alumnae Chapter, 1967, 1972-1973, 1975-1976

Series Three - Membership (cont'd)
Box 2 (oversize)

Book 1 - Historian's Book with Biographical Sketches and Photographs, 1929-1930

Book 2 - Historian's Book with Biographical Sketches and Photographs, 1940-1941, 1948-1949

Book 3 - Historian's Book with Biographical Sketches and Photographs, 1949-1950

Book 4 - Historian's Book with Biographical Sketches and Photographs, 1950-1951

Book 5 - Historian's Book with Biographical Sketches and Photographs, 1951-1952

Series Three - Membership (cont'd)
Box 3

Index Card Box 1 - Early Membership Card File, n.d., (maiden names cross-referenced, records of deceased members)

Index Card Box 2 - Early Membership Card File, updated 1973, (alphabetically arranged records of active and inactive members, records of Rho alumnae members, and records of deceased members)

Index Card Box 3 - Membership Card File, 1973-1995

Series Three - Membership (cont'd)
Box 4

1/3 c.f. box - Membership Accounts, 1946-1965

Series Four - Fiscal Records
Box 4 (cont'd)

FF 1 - Treasurer's Reports and Budgets, 1929-1987

FF 2 - Receipts and Disbursements, 1929-1954

FF 3 - Receipts and Disbursements, 1955-1966

FF 4 - Receipts and Disbursements, 1966-1978

FF 5 - Receipts and Disbursements, 1979-1988

FF 6 - Record of Membership Dues, 1947-1965

Series Five - Programs and Publication
Box 4 (cont'd)

FF 1 - Professional Works Programs, 1931-1978

FF 2 - Scholarships and Awards, 1972-1988

FF 3 - Newsletters, 1975, 1978, 1979

FF 4 - The Candle, 1958, 1987-1988

Series Six - National Meetings
Box 4 (cont'd)

FF 1 - Biennial Conclave, 1948-1962

FF 2 - Biennial Conclave, 1964-1966

FF 3 - Biennial Conclave, 1968-1984

FF 4 - Annual National Council Meetings, 1950, 1952, 1955-1958, 1960

FF 5 - Annual National Council Meetings, 1962-1966

FF 6 - Annual National Council Meetings, 1967-1969, 1971

FF 7 - Annual National Council Meetings, 1972, 1975, 1979

FF 8 - Event Programs, 1972, 1979

Series Seven - Multimedia
Box 4 (cont'd)

FF 1 - Photographs, 1939-1984

FF 2 - Slide and Tape Presentations, 1975

FF 3 - Slide and Tape Presentation, "Educational Journalism", 1977

FF 4 - Slide Presentations, ca. 1970

FF 5 - Phi Upsilon Omicron Songs, n.d., (a 33 1/3 rpm record with song titles: "The Welcome Song", "Strong is thy Circle", "The Candle Song", and "The Fraternity Hymn")

Series Eight - Scrapbooks
Box 5 (oversize)

Scrapbook 1 - Handbooks, Clippings, Programs, Initiations, Photographs, The Candle, 1957-1958, 1961-1965

Scrapbook 2 - Photographs, Clippings, Initiation, Programs, Newsletters, Handbooks, Country Christmas Bazaar, Founders' Day Ceremony, Professional Works Programs, Picnics, 1965-1966, 1968-1973

Scrapbook 3 - Officer List, Photographs, Schedules of Events, 1974-1975

Scrapbook 4 - Photographs and Memorabilia of Initiation, Picnic, Awards, Country Christmas Bazaar, Spring Salad Bar, 1975-1976

Scrapbook 5 - Photographs and Memorabilia of Fall Picnic, Memorabilia of Initiation, Country Christmas Bazaar, Alumni Fall Salad Bar, 1976-1978

Scrapbook 6 - Photographs and Memorabilia of Initiation, Country Christmas Bazaar, 50th Anniversary Banquet, Senior Banquet, 1978-1983, 1986-1988

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