North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Chi Epsilon Honor Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records 1948-1978

Size
1.25 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 021.439

The records of North Carolina State University's chapter of the Chi Epsilon Honor Fraternity include correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, clippings, membership rosters, information on the formation of the chapter, and other general information. Some issues of the national Fraternity newsletter, The Transit are also included. The Chi Epsilon Honor Fraternity was established in 1923, and acts as the national honorary society for undergraduates studying civil engineering.

Students at NC State petitioned to form a chapter in 1948, a granted request designating them as the 23rd chapter of the national organization. The chapter remained active as of 2008.

Biographical/historical note

The Chi Epsilon National Honor Fraternity was established at the University of Illinois in 1923, to act as an honorary organization for students studying civil engineering. Students at NC State petitioned to form a chapter in 1948, a granted request designating them as the 23rd chapter of the national organization. Two years later (1950), NC State hosted the 11th national meeting (Conclave) of the organization, which took place in Withers Hall, the original engineering building on NC State's campus. The chapter remained active as of 2008.

Scope/content

The records of North Carolina State University's chapter of the Chi Epsilon Honor Fraternity include correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, clippings, membership rosters, information on the formation of the chapter, and other general information. Some issues of the national Fraternity newsletter, The Transit are also included. Materials range in date from 1948 to 1978.

Physical description

2 archival boxes, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

Materials are divided into two series. The first series, Chapter Records, contains materials created by NCSU's chapter; items are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically therein. The second series, The Transit , contains issues of the national Chi Epsilon newsletter; items are arranged chronologically.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Chi Epsilon Honor Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records, UA 021.439, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the Chi Epsilon Honor Fraternity. North Carolina State University Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 June

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 June

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Chapter Records 1948-1978
Size: 0.75 linear feet

This series contains materials created by NC State's chapter, and primarily reflect the administrative functions of the chapter.

1.5 archival boxes

Chapter Newsletter 1950-1958
Box 1, Folder 1
Chapter Organizational Guide undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Clippings 1950-1961
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence 1948-1960
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1949-1969
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence 1965-1966
Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence 1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence with National Secretary/Treasurer 1947-1953
Box 1, Folder 8
Eleventh National Conclave (Held at North Carolina State College) 23-25 Feb. 1950
Box 1, Folder 9
Formation of the Chapter 1948
Box 1, Folder 10
Honorary Members 1957-1965
Box 1, Folder 11
General Information 1950-1978
Box 1, Folder 12
Meeting Minutes 1948-1975
Box 2, Folder 1
Petition to Form Chapter 1 Mar. 1948
Box 2, Folder 6
Photographs 1951-1958
Box 2, Folder 2
"Procedure Examination" Committee Report May 1969
Box 2, Folder 3
Richard Craig Death 1976
Box 2, Folder 4
Submissions for The Transit Newsletter 1949-1963
Box 2, Folder 5
The Transit 1950-1975
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains issues of the national Fraternity's publication; articles on activities at NC State's chapter can be found in these issues.

1 archival box

The Transit Vol. 22, No. 2 Fall 1950
Box 2, Folder 7
The Transit Vol. 23, No. 1-2 Spring-Fall 1951
Box 2, Folder 8
The Transit Vol. 25, No. 2 Fall 1953
Box 2, Folder 9
The Transit Vol. 26, No. 1-2 Spring-Fall 1954
Box 2, Folder 10
The Transit Vol. 32 1960
Box 2, Folder 11
The Transit Vol. 35, No. 1 Spring 1963
Box 2, Folder 12
The Transit Vol. 36, No. 1-2 Spring-Fall 1964
Box 2, Folder 13
The Transit Vol. 38, No. 2 Fall 1966
Box 2, Folder 14
The Transit Vol. 39, No. 2 Fall 1967
Box 2, Folder 15
The Transit Vol. 40, No. 2 Fall 1968
Box 2, Folder 16
The Transit Vol. 43, No. 1 Spring 1971
Box 2, Folder 17
The Transit Vol. 44 1972
Half box 3, Folder 1
The Transit Vol. 46, No. 1 Spring 1974
Half box 3, Folder 2
The Transit Vol. 47, No. 1 Spring 1975
Half box 3, Folder 3

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Chi Epsilon Honor Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records, UA 021.439, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.