Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Blue Key Fraternity Records, 1934-2003

Scope and Content Note

The Blue Key Fraternity Records document the membership and activities of this honor society for Oregon State University students. The collection includes administrative records for the organization, project files, publications, and photographs. The administrative records include constitutions, meeting minutes, financial reports, policies and procedures, correspondence, membership lists, and materials pertaining to regional and national conventions. The administrative records document changes in the mid-late 1970s allowing membership of women. Ephemeral items include certificates, clippings, and patches.

The project files pertain to a variety of activities and programs of the organization including leadership clinics and workshops, creeds in living groups, a cheating study, school spirit, social functions in living organizations, a peer advising program, service projects, and the chapter's position statements on campus matters. The records also include a scrapbook documenting to the Donald Wilson MacKenzie Award and materials pertaining to the Dubach Award.

The publications include materials published by the national Blue Key organization including codes and policies and promotional materials as well as local chapter brochures.

The photographs include a photograph album of MacKenzie Award winners as well as images of groups of chapter members, members honored in a ceremony, and a book sale in the Memorial Union quadrangle.

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