UA 021.461 Guide to the North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Golden Chain Honor Society Records, 1926-2007

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Quantity

0.75 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

1 archival box, 1 archival half box

Location

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Transferred by the Golden Chain Honor Society

Processing

Processed by: Cate Putirskis;machine-readable finding aid created by: Cate Putirskis

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Golden Chain Honor Society include their constitution, meeting minutes, member and recepient rosters, correspondence, financial information, induction banquet programs, yearbooks, and other general information about the society. Materials range in date from 1926 to 2007.

Historical Note

The Golden Chain Honor Society was begun after a student wrote an article in the Technician, proposing the idea of forming an honor society exclusive to NC State which would recognize several seniors who had excelled academically as students during their time at the university, but who had also demonstrated leadership and service to the university and in the community. The society was formed in 1926, and 12 senior students were selected to be the first members of the "golden chain" of exceptional NC State students. Thereafter, up to 12 rising seniors were selected in the spring of their junior year to form the next "links" in the "golden chain," and were recognized at a "tapping" ceremony at the end of their junior years. The Golden Chain Honor Society remained active as of 2008, at that time having just shy of 900 members ("links") in the Chain.

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Mail

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Fax

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Golden Chain Honor Society Records, UA 021.461, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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