Charter Members of UMC's Rho Chapter, Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Fraternity
University Archives, C:5/14/2.
Record Group: 5 C
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.
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.
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.
InventorySeries One - Organic Instruments
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
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
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)
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)
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)
1/3 c.f. box - Membership Accounts, 1946-1965
Series Four - Fiscal Records
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
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
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
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
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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