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Omicron Nu Records, 1919-2010

Collection Overview

Title: Omicron Nu Records, 1919-2010

ID: MSS OmicronNu

Extent: 4.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Omicron Nu Records reflect the administration of the Lambda Chapter of the Omicron Nu (and, from 1990 on, Kappa Omicron Nu) Honorary Society. They include an account ledger, constitutions/bylaws, correspondence, a guestbook, handbooks, meeting minutes, membership cards, newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, reports and scrapbooks. The collection also includes images generated by the Oregon Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Scope and Content Notes

The materials contained in the Omicron Nu Records (Accession 2010:053) document the chapter's annual initiation ceremonies, membership management, awards distribution, participation in national conclave meetings, accounting activity, and the sponsorship of a forum on student rights. In addition to documenting Omicron Nu, the collection also includes records and images generated by the Oregon Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The photographs depict initiation ceremonies, attendance at national conclave meetings, portrait shots of members and informal social events.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Omicron Nu, an honor society for scholarship, research, and study within the field of Home Economics, was established in 1912 at Michigan State University. The Lambda Chapter at Oregon State was founded in 1919. In 1990 a consolidation of Omicron Nu and another national home economics honor society, Kappa Omicron Phi, formed the new organization Kappa Omicron Nu (KON). In spite of the new name, the fundamental mission of KON and the OSU Lambda chapter did not change. Currently membership in KON is open to students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences performing at the top 10% of their major.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 150 photographic prints and 48 slides; 4 cubic foot boxes and 1 14x18 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Omicron Nu Records (MSS OmicronNu), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 14, 2014.

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