North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Gamma Sigma Delta, North Carolina State University Chapter Records 1952-1990

Creator
Gamma Sigma Delta. North Carolina State University Chapter
Size
5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 021.460

The records of North Carolina State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta include nominations, awards, notices and memoranda, correspondence, membership lists and directories, and financial information, as well as brochures, event programs, organization newsletters, and files on the organization compiled by Dr. J. L. Etchells of the Food Science Department.

Gamma Sigma Delta began in 1905 as a professional agricultural fraternity called Delta Theta Sigma. The name was officially changed in 1913, and in 1915, the organization merged with the Honor Society of Agriculture. Members of the international organization petitioned for recognition of a campus chapter at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) in 1954, which was approved in 1955. After a slow start, the organization grew rapidly and undertook a variety of activities, including honoring achievements of students and faculty, meeting with freshmen during orientation, sponsoring a tutoring program, and participating in the Biennial Conclave. NC State's chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta remains active as of 2008.

Biographical/historical note

Gamma Sigma Delta began at the Ohio State University in 1905 as a professional agricultural fraternity called Delta Theta Sigma. The name was officially changed in 1913 at a conclave. In 1915, the organization merged with the Honor Society of Agriculture, and membership was limited to graduating seniors, graduate students, alumni, and faculty. Members of the international organization petitioned for recognition of a campus chapter at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) in 1954, which was approved in 1955. The installation and first initiation banquet in the history of the North Carolina State University chapter was held on April 28, 1955. After a slow start, the organization grew rapidly and undertook a variety of activities, including honoring achievements of students and faculty, meeting with freshmen during orientation, sponsoring a tutoring program, and participating in the Biennial Conclave. NC State's chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta remains active as of 2008.

Scope/content

The records of North Carolina State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta include nominations, awards, notices and memoranda, correspondence, membership lists and directories, and financial information, as well as brochures, event programs, organization newsletters, and files on the organization compiled by Dr. J. L. Etchells of the Food Science Department. Materials range in date from 1952 to 1990.

Physical description

10 archival boxes

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series: Topical Files, Chronological Files, Brochures, Programs, Newsletters, Awards, and J. L. Etchells Files.

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, Gamma Sigma Delta, North Carolina State University Chapter Records, UA 021.460, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from Gamma Sigma Delta, North Carolina State University Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Kellie Strickland, 2008 April; and Cate Putirskis, 2008 October

Encoded by Kellie Strickland, 2008 April; and Cate Putirskis, 2008 October

Topical Files 1952-1985

This series contains general information on the activities and members of NC State's chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, as well as information on the formation of the chapter, their constition and bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, and other general administrative files.

Activities 1976-1977
Box 7, Folder 9
Alumni nominations (1 of 3) 1959-1977
Box 7, Folder 10
Alumni nominations (2 of 3) 1959-1977
Box 7, Folder 11
Alumni nominations (3 of 3) 1959-1977
Box 7, Folder 12
Awards of Merit 1962-1971
Box 1, Folder 1
Biennial Conclave 1958-1968
Box 1, Folder 2
Campus organization information forms 1959-1971
Box 1, Folder 3
Career seminars 1971-1973
Box 1, Folder 4
Chapter formation 1953-1955
Box 1, Folder 5
Chapter history (by James Fulton Lutz) 1979
Box 8, Folder 1
Chapter organization 1954-1962
Box 8, Folder 2
Clipping file 1955-1985
Box 1, Folder 6
Committee assignments 1956-1975
Box 8, Folder 3
Committees 1956-1969
Box 1, Folder 7
Committees 1974-1979
Box 8, Folder 4
Constitution and bylaws 1952-1957
Box 1, Folder 10
Constitution and bylaws 1955-1969
Box 8, Folder 5
Constitution and bylaws 1960-1969
Box 1, Folder 9
Constitution and bylaws 1970
Box 1, Folder 8
Constitution and Bylaws Committee 1955-1979
Box 8, Folder 6
Correspondence, College Union and other campus organizations 1963-1975
Box 8, Folder 7
Correspondence, miscellaneous 1967-1977
Box 8, Folder 8
Correspondence, national officers 1958-1974
Box 8, Folder 9
Correspondence with International 1965-1964
Box 1, Folder 11
Directories 1963-1965
Box 1, Folder 12
Distinguished Service Awards 1956-1960
Box 1, Folder 13
Expenses 1955-1973
Box 1, Folder 14
Freshman scholarships and sophomore certificates 1958-1964
Box 2, Folder 1
Gamma Sigma Delta Tutorial Project 1975-1976
Box 8, Folder 10
General notices to members 1958-1970
Box 2, Folder 2
History 1974, 1981
Box 2, Folder 3
Initiations 1955-1965
Box 2, Folder 4
Initiations 1958-1965
Box 2, Folder 5
Initiations (alumni) 1958-1965
Box 2, Folder 6
Initiations (faculty) 1956-1965
Box 2, Folder 7
Initiations (graduate) 1960-1965, 1969
Box 2, Folder 8
Initiations (graduate) 1956-1959
Box 2, Folder 9
Initiations (undergraduate) 1963-1965
Box 2, Folder 10
Initiations (undergraduate) 1959-1962
Box 2, Folder 11
Initiations (undergraduate) 1955-1965
Box 2, Folder 12
Initiations 1973
Box 3, Folder 1
Initiations 1972
Box 3, Folder 2
Initiations 1971
Box 3, Folder 3
Initiations 1970
Box 3, Folder 4
International office 1971-1976
Box 3, Folder 5
International office 1968-1971
Box 3, Folder 6
International office 1964-1968
Box 3, Folder 7
International office 1957-1972
Box 3, Folder 8
Meeting minutes 1977-1983
Box 8, Folder 11
Membership and officers 1978-1979
Box 8, Folder 12
Membership rosters 1958-1978
Box 9, Folder 1
Membership roster 1972-1973
Box 7, Folder 8
Memoranda 1963-1974
Box 4, Folder 1
Minutes 1955-1965
Box 4, Folder 2
Nominations 1972-1974
Box 4, Folder 3
Nominations 1969-1971
Box 4, Folder 4
Nominations 1963-1967
Box 4, Folder 5
Nominations 1956-1962
Box 4, Folder 6
Newsletter materials and correspondence 1956-1964
Box 4, Folder 7
Officers 1955-1973
Box 4, Folder 8
Tax exemptions 1958-1972
Box 4, Folder 9
Chronological Files 1959-1983

This series contains administrative information kept by NC State's chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, including correspondence, financial and meeting information, and other information on events, activities, and members.

Business and correspondence 1959-1960
Box 4, Folder 10
Business and correspondence 1960-1969
Box 4, Folder 11
Business and correspondence 1969-1970
Box 4, Folder 12
Business and correspondence 1970-1972
Box 4, Folder 13
Business and correspondence 1973-1974
Box 5, Folder 1
Business and correspondence 1974-1975
Box 5, Folder 2
Business and correspondence 1975-1976
Box 5, Folder 3
Business and correspondence 1976-1977
Box 5, Folder 4
Business and correspondence 1977-1978
Box 5, Folder 5
Business and correspondence 1978-1980
Box 5, Folder 6
Business and correspondence 1979-1980
Box 5, Folder 7
Business and correspondence 1980-1981
Box 5, Folder 8
Business and correspondence 1981-1982
Box 5, Folder 9
Business and correspondence 1982-1983
Box 5, Folder 10
Brochures, Programs, Newsletters, Awards 1952-1990

This series contains publications and awards issued by NC State's chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, as well as programs from events they hosted and attended.

Annual banquets 1956-1968
Box 6, Folder 1
Awards 1976-1977
Box 9, Folder 2
Biennial Conclave 1956-1978
Box 9, Folder 3
Biennial Conclave 1960
Box 6, Folder 2
Biennial Conclave 1966
Box 6, Folder 3
Biennial Conclave (1 of 2) 1966-1979
Box 9, Folder 4
Biennial Conclave (2 of 2) 1966-1979
Box 9, Folder 5
Biennial Conclave 1968
Box 6, Folder 4
Biennial Conclave 1972
Box 6, Folder 5
Certificate samples and blank forms undated
Box 6, Folder 13
Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award 1956-1978
Box 9, Folder 6
Graduating Senior nominations, undergraduate awards 1962-1973
Box 9, Folder 7
Information brochures 1955-1964
Box 6, Folder 6
Initiation and awards banquets 1955, 1969-1984
Box 6, Folder 7
Initiation banquets (1 of 2) 1959-1989
Box 10, Folder 1
Initiation banquets (2 of 2) 1959-1989
Box 10, Folder 2
Initiation Ceremony/Awards Banquet program 11 Apr. 1990
Box 7, Folder 7
Newsletters 1952-1953, 1955-1959
Box 6, Folder 8
Newsletters 1960-1968
Box 6, Folder 9
Newsletters 1970-1977, 1980
Box 6, Folder 10
Nominations, Certificate of Merit 1976
Box 10, Folder 3
Scholarship luncheons and recognition program 1958-1959, 1961-1974, 1976
Box 6, Folder 11
Scholarship luncheon 1958-1972
Box 10, Folder 4
Scholarship Recognition Program: Freshman Scholarship Certificates, Sophomore Scholarship 1976
Box 10, Folder 5
Duplicate programs, newsletters, and brochures 1958-1959, 1961-1974, 1976
Box 6, Folder 12
J. L. Etchells Files 1955-1967

This series contains the files of J. L. Etchells, a member of Gamma Sigma Delta and professor in the Food Science Department at NC State.

J. L. Etchells File 1964-1967
Box 7, Folder 1
J. L. Etchells File 1963
Box 7, Folder 2
J. L. Etchells File 1961-1962
Box 7, Folder 3
J. L. Etchells File 1960
Box 7, Folder 4
J. L. Etchells File 1959
Box 7, Folder 5
J. L. Etchells File 1955-1958
Box 7, Folder 6

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Gamma Sigma Delta, North Carolina State University Chapter Records, UA 021.460, 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.