North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organization, Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Alpha Chapter Records 1942-1979

Size
2 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 021.487

The records of the Pi Alpha Chapter (North Carolina State's chapter) of Pi Tau Sigma include correspondence, financial records, membership rosters, meeting minutes, and other general information about the chapter, its members, and its activities. This subgroup also contains some materials distributed by the national office of Pi Tau Sigma, primarily issues of their annual publication, The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma. Pi Tau Sigma is the international mechanical engineering honor society, the purpose of which is to establish a means of fellowship and communication between individuals who study and practice mechanical engineering.

North Carolina State's chapter, the Pi Alpha Chapter, was established in 1942, and is open to mechanical engineering students who either rank in the top 25% of their class as juniors, or top 33% as seniors. Graduate students in mechanical engineering at NC State whose undergratuate universities did not have a chapter of Pi Tau Sigma are also allowed to join. The Pi Alpha Chapter remained active at NC State as of 2008.

Biographical/historical note

Pi Tau Sigma, the international mechanical engineering honor society, was established in 1915 at the University of Illinois. The purpose of the society is to establish a means of fellowship and communication between individuals who study and practice mechanical engineering. North Carolina State's chapter, the Pi Alpha Chapter, was established in 1942, and is open to mechanical engineering students who either rank in the top 25% of their class as juniors, or top 33% as seniors. Graduate students in mechanical engineering at NC State whose undergratuate universities did not have a chapter of Pi Tau Sigma are also allowed to join. The Pi Alpha Chapter remained active at NC State as of 2008.

Scope/content

The records of the Pi Alpha Chapter (North Carolina State's chapter) of Pi Tau Sigma include correspondence, financial records, membership rosters, meeting minutes, and other general information about the chapter, its members, and its activities. This subgroup also contains some materials distributed by the national office of Pi Tau Sigma, primarily issues of their annual publication, The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma. Materials range in date from 1942 to 1979.

Physical description

4 archival boxes

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in two series. The first series, Pi Alpha Chapter, contains materials produced by the chapter at NC State, including those items which document specific chapter activities. The second series, Pi Tau Sigma National, contains materials produced or distributed by the national office to its constituent chapters, including the Pi Alpha Chapter. Materials are arragned alphabetically by topic within each series, 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 Organization, Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Alpha Chapter Records, UA 021.487, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Alpha Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 August

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 August

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Pi Alpha Chapter 1942-1977

This series contains materials created or used by the Pi Alpha Chapter at North Carolina State University; these records specifically reflect chapter activities.

ASME By-laws undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Awards 1946-1957
Box 1, Folder 2
Clippings 1945-1959
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence, Responses to 1950 Yearbook 1950
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence, Satterfield Fund 1942-1944
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence with National Office 1942-1948
Box 1, Folder 6
Department of Mechanical Engineering Yearbook 1950
Box 1, Folder 7
Financial Records 1943-1972
Box 1, Folder 8
Financial Records 1967-1968
Box 1, Folder 9
Financial Records 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 10
Financial Records 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 11
Financial Records 1970-1971
Box 1, Folder 12
Financial Records 1971-1972
Box 1, Folder 13
Financial Records 1972-1973
Box 1, Folder 14
General Information 1950-1971
Box 1, Folder 15
Meeting Minutes 1950-1961
Box 1, Folder 16
Member Cards, A-C 1942-1969
Box 2, Folder 1
Member Cards, D-G 1942-1969
Box 2, Folder 2
Member Cards, H-L 1942-1969
Box 2, Folder 3
Member Cards, M-P 1942-1969
Box 2, Folder 4
Member Cards, R-T 1942-1969
Box 2, Folder 5
Member Cards, U-Z 1942-1969
Box 2, Folder 6
Membership Rosters 1945-1959
Box 2, Folder 7
Officers and Organization Information 1948-1977
Box 3, Folder 1
Project Proposals undated
Box 3, Folder 2
Prospective Member Forms (1 of 2) 1958-1974
Box 3, Folder 3
Prospective Member Forms (2 of 2) 1958-1974
Box 3, Folder 4
Pi Tau Sigma National 1943-1979

This series contains materials created or distributed by the national office of Pi Tau Sigma to its constituent chapters, including the Pi Alpha Chater at NC State.

The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 17, No. 1 Mar. 1943
Box 3, Folder 5
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 18, No. 1 Apr. 1944
Box 3, Folder 6
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 19, No. 1 Dec. 1945
Box 3, Folder 7
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 22, No. 1 Apr. 1949
Box 3, Folder 8
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 23, No. 1 Apr. 1950
Box 3, Folder 9
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 25, No. 1 Apr. 1952
Box 3, Folder 10
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 26, No. 1 Apr. 1953
Box 3, Folder 11
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 27, No. 1 Apr. 1954
Box 3, Folder 12
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 28, No. 1 Apr. 1955
Box 3, Folder 13
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 30, No. 1 Mar. 1957
Box 3, Folder 14
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 31, No. 1 Mar. 1958
Box 3, Folder 15
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 32, No. 1 Mar. 1959
Box 3, Folder 16
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 33, No. 1 Mar. 1960
Box 3, Folder 17
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 34, No. 1 Mar. 1961
Box 3, Folder 18
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 35, No. 1 Mar. 1962
Box 3, Folder 19
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 36, No. 1 Mar. 1963
Box 4, Folder 1
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 37, No. 1 Mar. 1964
Box 4, Folder 2
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 38, No. 1 Mar. 1965
Box 4, Folder 3
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 39, No. 1 Mar. 1966
Box 4, Folder 4
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 40, No. 1 Mar. 1967
Box 4, Folder 5
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 41, No. 1 Mar. 1968
Box 4, Folder 6
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 43, No. 1 Mar. 1970
Box 4, Folder 7
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 44, No. 1 Mar. 1971
Box 4, Folder 8
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 45, No. 1 Mar. 1972
Box 4, Folder 9
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 46, No. 1 Mar. 1973
Box 4, Folder 10
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 47, No. 1 Mar. 1974
Box 4, Folder 11
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 49, No. 1 Mar. 1976
Box 4, Folder 12
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 51, No. 1 Mar. 1978
Box 4, Folder 13
The Condenser of Pi Tau Sigma Vol. 52, No. 1 Mar. 1979
Box 4, Folder 14
General Information 1971-1972
Box 4, Folder 15
National Convention 1958-1963
Box 4, Folder 16
The Story of Pi Tau Sigma (6 Issues) 1952-1973
Box 4, Folder 17

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organization, Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Alpha Chapter Records, UA 021.487, 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.