North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records 1941-1978

Size
0.75 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 021.472

The records of the North Carolina State University Chapter of the Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity contain their by-laws, annual reports, correspondence, membership rosters, financial information, meeting minutes, and other general information about the chapter and its activities. Also contained in this subgroup are records from the Keramos national office, including member directories, organization history, national constitution, by-laws, and operating procedures, publications, and materials submitted by other chapters and then re-distributed by the national office. The Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity was established in 1902 to promote the interaction between professionals and students in the field of ceramic engineering.

A chapter of the Keramos Fraternity was established at North Carolina State in or before 1941, and remained active through at least 1978, though has since disbanded. The Keramos Fraternity is an affiliate of the American Ceramic Society, a student chapter of which was active on the NC State campus for a period coinciding with (though slightly longer than) the activity of the Keramos chapter.

Biographical/historical note

The Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity was established in 1902 to promote the interaction between professionals and students in the field of ceramic engineering. A chapter of the Keramos Fraternity was established at North Carolina State in or before 1941, and remained active through at least 1978, though has since disbanded. The Keramos Fraternity is an affiliate of the American Ceramic Society, a student chapter of which was active on the NC State campus for a period coinciding with (though slightly longer than) the activity of the Keramos chapter.

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Chapter of the Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity contain their by-laws, annual reports, correspondence, membership rosters, financial information, meeting minutes, and other general information about the chapter and its activities. Also contained in this subgroup are records from the Keramos national office, including member directories, organization history, national constitution, by-laws, and operating procedures, publications, and materials submitted by other chapters and then re-distributed by the national office. Materials range in date from 1941 to 1978.

Physical description

1 archival box, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in two series, North Carolina State University Chapter,which contains records created and used by the local chapter; and Keramos National Organization, which contains materials created and distributed by the national organization, or by other chapters, who submitted materials to the national office (which then distributed them to all chapters). Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic within each series.

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, Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records, UA 021.472, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 July

The collection is organized into two principal series:

North Carolina State University Chapter 1941-1978

This series contains items created or used by the Keramos chapter at North Carolina State University.

Annual Reports 1958-1967
Box 1, Folder 1
By-laws undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence 1948-1978
Box 1, Folder 3
Explorer Post 1961-1968
Box 1, Folder 4
Financial Reports and Statements 1949-1963
Box 1, Folder 5
Income Tax 1962-1968
Box 1, Folder 6
Meeting Minutes 1941-1964
Box 1, Folder 7
Membership Rosters 1956-1963
Box 1, Folder 8
News Clippings and Releases 1956-1964
Box 1, Folder 9
Officers and Organization Information 1948-1971
Box 1, Folder 10
Pledge Quizzes undated
Box 1, Folder 11
Receipts and Vouchers 1956-1963
Box 1, Folder 12
Keramos National Organization 1948-1968

This series contains materials created and distributed by the Keramos national office; or by other chapters, who submitted materials to the national office which were then distributed to all chapters by that office.

Annual Reports from Other Chapters 1953-1967
Box 1, Folder 13
History and Organization Operating Procedures 1952-1966
Box 1, Folder 14
Keragram (National Newsletter) 1959-1968
Box 1, Folder 15
National Organization Membership Directories and General Information 1948-1967
Half box 2, Folder 1
Petititions From New Chapters for Membership 1948-1957
Half box 2, Folder 2

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity, North Carolina State University Chapter Records, UA 021.472, 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.