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Blue Key Fraternity Records, 1934-2003

Blue Key initiation, ca. 1956. Dean Lemon shaking hands with Jim Long, John Narver, Bruce Roberts, Ivan Wood, and Cliff Kuhlman.

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MSS BlueKey

The Blue Key Fraternity Records document the membership and activities of this honor society for Oregon State University students. In addition to constitutions, reports, minutes, correspondence, and financial materials, the records include clippings and ephemera, a scrapbook, photograph album, and individual photographs. Blue Key was established at Oregon State in 1934 for male students. Women student became eligible for membership in 1977.

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2 cubic feet, including 72 photographs; 2 boxes

Related Papers

Additional materials pertaining to Blue Key are available in the Dean of Men Records (RG 134) and the Student Affairs Records (RG 102). The Archives collections include the records of many other Oregon State honor societies including Alpha Epsilon (agricultural engineering), Alpha Phi Omega, Epsilon Pi Tau (industrial arts and vocational education), Mortar Board, Omicron Nu (home economics), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi (science), Talons, Theta Sigma Phi (women's journalism), and Xi Sigma Pi (forestry).

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