North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Kappa Phi Kappa Professional Education Fraternity, Alpha-Sigma Chapter Records 1922-1980

Size
2.25 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 021.471

The records of the Alpha-Sigma Chapter (NC State's chapter) of the Kappa Phi Kappa fraternity include the chapter's by-laws, correspondence, financial information, member information, meeting minutes, photographs and slides, information on pledging and intitiation, and other general information about the chapter, its members, and its activities. Also contained in this subgroup are some materials from the Kappa Phi Kappa National Office, including primarily copies of publications and information packets from national meetings.

A chapter of Kappa Phi Kappa, the Alpha-Sigma Chapter, was established at NC State in 1931, initially acting as a branch of the Sigma Chapter, which was established at Wake Forest College (University) in 1926. Membership in the chapter was limited to male students in high academic standing in the education program, who were of at least junior class status. The Alpha-Sigma Chapter remained active through the 1968-1969 academic year, and appears to have begun the 1969-1970 academic year as an active chapter, but went defunct sometime during the fall semester of 1969.

Biographical/historical note

The Kappa Phi Kappa Professional Education Fraternity was founded at Dartmouth College in 1922 as a national honorary society for students studying education and teaching. A chapter of Kappa Phi Kappa, the Alpha-Sigma Chapter, was established at NC State in 1931, initially acting as a branch of the Sigma Chapter, which was established at Wake Forest College (University) in 1926. Membership in the chapter was limited to male students in high academic standing in the education program, who were of at least junior class status. The Alpha-Sigma Chapter remained active through the 1968-1969 academic year, and appears to have begun the 1969-1970 academic year as an active chapter, but went defunct sometime during the fall semester of 1969. The Kappa Phi Kappa fraternity itself has since gone defunct, though some chapters of the fraternity continue to operate independently at the universities where they are located; these fraternities have since redefined their membership guidelines to allow membership to both male and female students.

Scope/content

The records of the Alpha-Sigma Chapter (NC State's chapter) of the Kappa Phi Kappa fraternity include the chapter's by-laws, correspondence, financial information, member information, meeting minutes, photographs and slides, information on pledging and intitiation, and other general information about the chapter, its members, and its activities. Also contained in this subgroup are some materials from the Kappa Phi Kappa National Office, including primarily copies of publications and information packets from national meetings. Materials range in date from 1922 to 1980.

Physical description

4 archival boxes, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in two series, Alpha-Sigma Chapter, which contains materials produced by or pertaining specifically to the Alpha-Sigma Chapter, and Kappa Phi Kappa National, which contains materials produced and distributed by the national office. Within each series, materials are arranged alphabetically by topic, and then chronologically therein.

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 Phi Kappa Professional Education Fraternity, Alpha-Sigma Chapter Records, UA 021.471, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the Kappa Phi Kappa Professional Education Fraternity, Alpha-Sigma Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Alpha-Sigma Chapter 1939-1980 (Series 1)

This series contains materials produced by or pertaining specifically to the activities of the Alpha-Sigma Chapter of Kappa Phi Kappa.

Chapter By-laws 1946-1962
Box 1, Folder 1
Chapter History and Purpose undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Chapter Officers and Organization Information Forms 1948-1969
Box 1, Folder 3
Chapter Stationery undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1958-1969
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence, President's 1960
Box 1, Folder 6
Educational Fitness Test undated
Box 1, Folder 7
Emblems and Mottos 1966
Box 1, Folder 8
Financial Reports 1943-1951
Box 1, Folder 9
Financial Statements (1 of 2) 1956-1960
Box 1, Folder 10
Financial Statements (2 of 2) 1956-1960
Box 1, Folder 11
Forms undated
Box 1, Folder 12
Initiation Ceremony 1948-1969
Box 1, Folder 13
Kappa Phi Kappa Newsletter 1952-1955
Box 1, Folder 14
Kappa Phi Kappa Plaque undated
Box 1, Folder 15
Meeting Minutes 1946-1947
Box 2, Folder 1
Meeting Minutes 1947-1948
Box 2, Folder 2
Meeting Minutes 1948-1954
Box 2, Folder 3
Meeting Minutes 1954-1965
Box 2, Folder 4
Member Initiation Forms (1 of 4) 1950-1969
Box 2, Folder 5
Member Initiation Forms (2 of 4) 1950-1969
Box 2, Folder 6
Member Initiation Forms (3 of 4) 1950-1969
Box 2, Folder 7
Member Initiation Forms (4 of 4) 1950-1969
Box 3, Folder 1
Member Initiation Forms 1970
Box 3, Folder 2
Member Initiation Forms for National Treasurer 1939-1959
Box 3, Folder 3
Membership Certificates 1954-1965
Box 3, Folder 4
Membership Rosters undated
Box 3, Folder 5
Membership Roster, Faculty 1954
Box 3, Folder 6
Memos 1952-1970
Box 3, Folder 7
Phi Kappa Phi (1 of 2) 1969-1980
Box 3, Folder 8
Phi Kappa Phi (2 of 2) 1969-1980
Box 3, Folder 9
Photographs and Slides undated
Box 3, Folder 10
Pledge Quizzes 1964-1968
Box 3, Folder 11
Pledge Rosters 1947-1948
Box 3, Folder 12
Pledging and Initiation, General Information undated
Box 3, Folder 13
Reports of Delegates to National Conventions 1950-1966
Box 3, Folder 14
Scholarship Award 1957
Box 3, Folder 15
Student Teacher Representative to the North Carolina Education Association 1951-1952
Box 3, Folder 16
University General Information 1970-1971
Box 3, Folder 17
Kappa Phi Kappa National 1922-1970 (Series 2)

This series contains materials produced or distributed by the national office of Kappa Phi Kappa for use by individual chapter affiliates.

Bulletin (from National Office) 1951-1952
Box 4, Folder 1
General Assembly, Sixth 1931
Box 4, Folder 2
General Assembly, Tenth 1941
Box 4, Folder 3
General Assembly, Eleventh 1947
Box 4, Folder 4
General Assembly, Thirteenth 1950
Box 4, Folder 5
General Assembly, Fourteenth 1952
Box 4, Folder 6
General Assembly, Fifteenth 1954
Box 4, Folder 7
General Assembly, Seventeenth 1958
Box 4, Folder 8
General Assembly, Twenty-Second 1968
Box 4, Folder 9
General Catalogue (First), Kappa Phi Kappa 1936
Box 4, Folder 10
Kappa Phi Kappa Initiation Statistics 1966-1968
Box 4, Folder 11
National Constitution and By-laws 1922
Box 4, Folder 12
National Council Meeting 1947
Box 4, Folder 13
National Council Meeting 1949
Box 4, Folder 14
The Open Book Magazine Vol. 19, No. 2 May 1950
Box 4, Folder 15
The Open Book Magazine Vol. 23, No. 1 Mar. 1954
Box 4, Folder 16
The Open Book Magazine Vol. 24, No. 1 Dec. 1954
Box 4, Folder 17
The Open Book Magazine Vol. 25, No. 1 Nov. 1955
Box 4, Folder 18
The Open Book Magazine Vol. 28, No. 1 Apr. 1959
Half box 5, Folder 1
The Open Book Magazine Vol. 29, No. 2 May 1960
Half box 5, Folder 2
The Open Book Newsletter Vol. 8, No. 3 Apr. 1968
Half box 5, Folder 3
The Open Book Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 1-3 1968-1969
Half box 5, Folder 4
The Open Book Newsletter Vol. 10, No. 1 Feb. 1970
Half box 5, Folder 5
Petitions for new Chapters 1932-1953
Half box 5, Folder 6
A Useful Guide for Chapters of Kappa Phi Kappa 1967
Half box 5, Folder 7

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Kappa Phi Kappa Professional Education Fraternity, Alpha-Sigma Chapter Records, UA 021.471, 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.