North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Golden Chain Honor Society Records 1926-2007

Size
0.75 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 021.461

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. 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 Golden Chain Honor 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 year. The Golden Chain Honor Society remained active as of 2008, at that time having just shy of 900 members ("links") in the Chain.

Biographical/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.

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

1 archival box, 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, Golden Chain Honor Society Records, UA 021.461, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the Golden Chain Honor Society

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

Banquet Programs 1946-1997
Box 1, Folder 1
Campus Organization Information Forms 1955-1977
Box 1, Folder 2
Certificates 1933-1934, 1979
Box 1, Folder 3
Constitution 1948
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1940-1992
Box 1, Folder 5
Financial Information 1956-1961
Box 1, Folder 6
Grading System Survey 1970-1971
Box 1, Folder 7
History 1958-2005
Box 1, Folder 8
Initiation Banquet 1958-2007
Box 1, Folder 9
Meeting Minutes 1952-1959
Box 1, Folder 10
Meeting Minutes 1959-1962
Box 1, Folder 11
Meeting Minutes 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 12
Members/Recipients 1926-2005
Box 1, Folder 13
News Articles 1955-1968
Box 1, Folder 14
Oath 1961
Box 1, Folder 15
Parents' Weekend 1956-1962
Box 1, Folder 16
Ribbon undated
Half box 2, Folder 1
Tapping Programs 1942-1953
Half box 2, Folder 2
Yearbook 1960-1961
Half box 2, Folder 3
Yearbook 1961-1962
Half box 2, Folder 4

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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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

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.