North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Kappa Alpha Order, Alpha Omega Chapter Records 1937-1983

Size
0.5 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 021.470

The records of the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order contain correspondence, publications, information on pledging, membership rosters, information on the chapter house, and other general information about the fraternity and its activities.

North Carolina State's chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order - the Alpha Omega Chapter - was established in or before 1937. The chapter remained active as of 2004, but may have since disbanded.

Biographical/historical note

The Kappa Alpha Order was founded in 1865 at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Virginia. Robert E. Lee, then president of the college, was the inspiration for the fraternity, which was founded on the principles of honor, chivalry, and gentility. Though the Order has grown to include chapters across the country, chapter membership was originally limited to Southern states, and the fraternity became known as the "Southern Fraternity." North Carolina State's chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order - the Alpha Omega Chapter - was established in or before 1937. The chapter remained active as of 2004, but may have since disbanded.

Scope/content

The records of the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order contain correspondence, publications, information on pledging, membership rosters, information on the chapter house, and other general information about the fraternity and its activities. Materials range in date from 1937 to 1983.

Physical description

1 archival 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, Kappa Alpha Order, Alpha Omega Chapter Records, UA 021.470, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the Kappa Alpha Order, Alpha Omega Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

Alpha Omega Chapter House Corporation 1946-1951
Box 1, Folder 1
Alumni Association 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 2
Clippings 1962-1979
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence 1965-1979
Box 1, Folder 4
General Information 1937-1983
Box 1, Folder 5
A Guide to Pledge Education undated
Box 1, Folder 6
KA at North Carolina State 1964
Box 1, Folder 7
Membership Rosters 1946-1967
Box 1, Folder 8
Officers and Organization Information 1967-1977
Box 1, Folder 9
Pledge Education for Initiation into Kappa Alpha Order 1972
Box 1, Folder 10
Pledge Manual 1961
Box 1, Folder 11
The Rose and the Magnolia (chapter newsletter) 1977-1979
Box 1, Folder 12
The Special Messenger 1967
Box 1, Folder 13

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Kappa Alpha Order, Alpha Omega Chapter Records, UA 021.470, 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.