North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, FarmHouse Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records 1954-1983

Size
1.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 021.457

The records of the North Carolina State University chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity include the original petition for formation of the chapter, the constitution and by-laws, financial information, meeting minutes, membership rosters, other general information about the chapter and chapter activities, as well as various items issued by the national FarmHouse office, including handbooks and assorted publications. The purpose of FarmHouse Fraternity is to act as a national, non-Greek organization promoting brotherhood between students of good academic and moral standing, primarily those students whose career interests include an emphasis on agriculture.

In 1952, a FarmHouse Club was established at NC State by professors in various agricultural disciplines who brought with them to State their own experiences with being members of FarmHouse at the universities they studied at as undergraduates. After a two-year probationary period as a "club," the NC State group applied to the national FarmHouse office for chapter status in 1954, and the university was granted a chapter in 1955. FarmHouse remains active at NC State as of 2008.

Biographical/historical note

The first chapter of the FarmHouse Fraternity was established at the University of Missouri in 1905 by students studying agriculture. The purpose of the fraternity was to establish a national, non-Greek organization to promote brotherhood between students of good academic and moral standing, primarily those students whose career interests included an emphasis on agriculture. In 1952, a FarmHouse Club was established at NC State by professors in various agricultural disciplines who brought with them to State their own experiences with being members of FarmHouse at the universities they studied at as undergraduates. After a two-year probationary period as a "club," the NC State group applied to the national FarmHouse office for chapter status in 1954, and the university was granted a chapter in 1955. FarmHouse remains active at NC State as of 2008.

For more information on the history of NC State's FarmHouse Fraternity chapter, see their website.

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity include the original petition for formation of the chapter, the constitution and by-laws, financial information, meeting minutes, membership rosters, other general information about the chapter and chapter activities, as well as various items issued by the national FarmHouse office, including handbooks and assorted publications. Materials range in date from 1954 to 1983.

Physical description

2 archival boxes, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

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, FarmHouse Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records, UA 021.457, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by FarmHouse Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

Articles 1970-1972
Box 1, Folder 1
Campus Organization Information 1969-1977
Box 1, Folder 2
Chapter History undated
Box 1, Folder 3
Chapter Reports 1957-1978
Box 1, Folder 4
Constitution and By-laws 1954
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence 1954-1976
Box 1, Folder 6
FarmHouse Fraternity Directory Fall 1963
Box 1, Folder 7
Financial Information 1959-1964
Box 1, Folder 8
Installation Banquet Program 15 May 1954
Box 1, Folder 9
International Conclave Meetings 1964-1982
Box 1, Folder 10
Meeting Minutes 1955-1964
Box 1, Folder 11
Membership Rosters and Initiation Reports 1956-1964
Box 1, Folder 12
Memos to Chapters from National Office 1959-1963
Box 1, Folder 13
Official Chapter Handbook of FarmHouse Fraternity Jan. 1955
Box 1, Folder 14
Newsletters 1962-1983
Box 2, Folder 1
"Pearls and Rubies" 1954-1959
Box 2, Folder 2
"Pearls and Rubies" 1960-1962
Box 2, Folder 3
"Pearls and Rubies" 1963-1965
Box 2, Folder 4
"Pearls and Rubies" 1966-1968
Box 2, Folder 5
"Pearls and Rubies" 1968-1976
Box 2, Folder 6
Petition for an Active Chapter in the National FarmHouse Fraternity 17 Mar. 1954
Box 2, Folder 7
Pledge and Membership Handbooks 1957, 1961
Half box 3, Folder 1
Social Activities 1966-1979
Half box 3, Folder 2
Studies and Reports 1965, 1980
Half box 3, Folder 3

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, FarmHouse Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records, UA 021.457, 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.