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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1: Administrative 1942, 1954, 1960-1986, Undated

Series 2: Scrapbooks 1953-1983

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PI OMEGA PI, BETA ETA CHAPTER RECORDS, (UA-800.013), 1942-1986




Descriptive Summary

Title: Pi Omega Pi, Beta Eta Chapter Records
Date: 1942-1986
Physical Characteristics: 1.66 cubic ft.
Abstract: The Pi Omega Pi Records contain documents pertaining to the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society's Beta Eta chapter at the University at Albany.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

Pi Omega Pi is the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society, which has the purpose of promoting scholarship and service in the area of business education. The Society was founded in 1923 at the Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. The University at Albany Beta Eta chapter was chartered in 1942 when the school was named the New York State College for Teachers. Dr. Edward Cooper, professor of business, established the Beta Eta chapter and served as its faculty sponsor for fifteen years. Most of the chapter's activities involved community and social functions, encouraging students in the field of teaching business subjects, as well as contributing to the national organization as a whole.

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Scope and Content Information

The Pi Omega Pi, Beta Eta Chapter Records include the 1942 charter for the organization, though the bulk of records document the chapter’s activity from the 1960s through the 1980s. This activity is reflected in administrative documents such as meeting minutes and a treasury book, as well as the organization’s social functions which are documented through banquet and initiation programs and scrapbooks. There also are files about a memorial scholarship established to honor Dr. Edward Cooper at the university. Other records in the collection reflect the society at the national level through the inclusion of such items as a national organizational history, newsletters, constitution and brochures.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Administrative, 1942, 1954, 1962-1986, Undated
Series 2 - Scrapbooks, 1953-1983

Series 1 is arranged alphabetically while Series 2 is arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Pi Omega Pi
Pi Omega Pi--Beta Eta Chapter (State University of New York at Albany)
State University of New York at Albany

Subjects

Business education--New York (State)
Initiations (into trades, societies, etc.)
Learned instiutions and societies

Places

Albany (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Correspondence
Minutes
Newsletters
Photographs
Programs (documents)
Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Pi Omega Pi Records, 1942-1986. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Pi Omega Pi Records).

Acquisition Information

Royann Blodgett donated all of the materials in this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in April 2003.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Desiree Alexander
Date: © 2012 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container List

Series 1: Administrative , 1942, 1954, 1960-1986, Undated .33 cubic feet
In addition to containing the 1942 Charter for the Beta Eta Chapter, this series also includes documents for governance, financial information and meeting minutes. There are files about the Dr. Edward Cooper scholarship, newsletters and general correspondence as well as materials from social functions, such as an initiation sign-in book and initiation programs.
Box Folder
1 1 Banquet and Initiation Programs, 1964-1965 1974-1975 1977-1979 1981-1986
Oversized Folder
2 1 Biennial Delegates Convention Photograph, 1972
Box Folder
1 2 Chapter Evaluation Packet, 1983
3 Charter, 1942
4 Edward L. Cooper Scholarship, 1963 1973-1974
5 Edward L. Cooper Faculty Sponsors, 1962-1963
6 Financials, 1954 1969-1986
7 General Correspondence, 1977 1979 1981 1986 Undated
8 History, 1985
9 Initation Sign-In Book, 1980-1986
10 Member Roster, 1982-1983
11 Minutes of Meetings, 1960-April 1969
12 Minutes of Meetings, November 1969-1979
13 Minutes of Meetings, 1984-1986
14 National Chapter Rankings, 1978-1979
15 National Constitution (Revised), 1986
16 National Society Brochure, 1985-1986
17 Newsletters, 1974 1982
Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1953-1983 .74 cubic feet
This series consists of eight scrapbooks, covering select years from 1953 to 1983, the late 1970s and early 1980s most strongly represented. Therefore the overall dates are not inclusive. Most scrapbooks contain photographs, though some include mixed materials and paper ephemera.
Oversized
1 Scrapbook, 1953-1954
Scrapbook, 1956-1957
Scrapbook, 1967
Oversized
2 Scrapbook, 1975-1976
Scrapbook, 1976-1977
Oversized
3 Scrapbook, 1980
Scrapbook, 1981-1982
Scrapbook, 1983

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