North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity, Rho Chapter Records 1942-2008

Size
6 linear feet
Call number
UA 021.504

The records of the Rho Chapter (North Carolina State University's chapter) of the Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity include attendance records, correspondence, meeting minutes, bylaws, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographic prints and slides, the fraternity periodical (Gear of Theta Tau), a published history of the Rho Chapter, artifacts, organization information sheets, and pledge instructions. Materials range in date from 1942 to 2008.

The Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity was founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904. It is the largest and oldest professional fraternity in the field of engineering. The Rho Chapter was established at North Carolina State College (University) in 1924, when the Engineering Department became the School of Engineering. The Rho Chapter of Theta Tau remained active as of 2008.

Biographical/historical note

The Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity was founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904. It is the largest and oldest professional fraternity in the field of engineering. The Rho Chapter was established at North Carolina State College (University) in 1924, when the Engineering Department became the School of Engineering. The Rho Chapter of Theta Tau remained active as of 2008.

Scope/content

The records of the Rho Chapter (North Carolina State University's chapter) of the Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity include attendance records, correspondence, meeting minutes, bylaws, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographic prints and slides, the fraternity periodical (Gear of Theta Tau), a published history of the Rho Chapter, artifacts, organization information sheets, and pledge instructions. Materials range in date from 1942 to 2008. Most of the addition (Accession 2017.0315) contains materials of Lee Haas, chapter grand regent during the 1980s.

Physical description

3 archival storage boxes, 3 cartons

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by file type, with minutes and newsletters in chronological order. Addition arranged in the order received.

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, Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity, Rho Chapter Records, UA 021.504, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity, Rho Chapter; addition transferred by Michael Pearce, 2017 (Accession 2017.0315)

Processing information

Processed by Aaron Cusick, 2008 September

Encoded by Aaron Cusick, 2008 September

Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by: Todd Kosmerick, 2017 December

Minutes 1942
Box 1, Folder 1
Minutes 1959-1960
Box 1, Folder 2
Minutes 1960-1961
Box 1, Folder 3
Minutes 1961-1962
Box 1, Folder 4
Minutes 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 5
Minutes 1963-1964
Box 1, Folder 6
Minutes 1964-1965
Box 1, Folder 7
Minutes 1965-1966
Box 1, Folder 8
Minutes 1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 9
Minutes 1967-1968
Box 1, Folder 10
Minutes 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 11
Minutes 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 12
Minutes 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 13
Minutes 1975-1976
Box 1, Folder 14
Minutes 1976-1977
Box 1, Folder 15
Minutes 1977-1978
Box 1, Folder 16
Minutes 1978-1979
Box 1, Folder 17
Minutes 1979-1980
Box 1, Folder 18
Minutes 1980-1981
Box 1, Folder 19
Minutes 1981-1982
Box 1, Folder 20
Minutes 1984--1987
Box 1, Folder 21
Minutes 1987-1988
Box 2, Folder 1
Minutes 1988-1989
Box 2, Folder 2
Minutes 1989-1990
Box 2, Folder 3
Minutes 1990-1991
Box 2, Folder 4
Minutes 1991-1992
Box 2, Folder 5
Minutes 1992
Box 2, Folder 6
Minutes 1993
Box 2, Folder 7
Minutes 1995
Box 2, Folder 8
Minutes 1996 September 22
Box 2, Folder 9
Newspaper Articles 1954-1974
Box 2, Folder 10
Newsletters 1974-1984
Box 2, Folder 11
Officers 1949-1950, 1964-1966
Box 2, Folder 12
Organization Information 1948, 1968-1976
Box 2, Folder 13
Pledge Instructions 1953
Box 2, Folder 14
Roster 1956
Box 2, Folder 15
Attendance Records 1982-1993
Box 3, Folder 1
Correspondence 1969-1979
Box 3, Folder 2
Flyer 1990
Box 3, Folder 3
Gear of Theta Tau 1959
Box 3, Folder 4
Gear of Theta Tau 1964
Box 3, Folder 5
Gear of Theta Tau 1965
Box 3, Folder 6
Gear of Theta Tau 1966
Box 3, Folder 7
Gear of Theta Tau 1967
Box 3, Folder 8
Gear of Theta Tau 1968
Box 3, Folder 9
Gear of Theta Tau 1969
Box 3, Folder 10
Gear of Theta Tau 1970-1971
Box 3, Folder 11
Gear of Theta Tau 1972
Box 3, Folder 12
Gear of Theta Tau 1973
Box 3, Folder 13
Gear of Theta Tau 1974
Box 3, Folder 14
Gear of Theta Tau 1975
Box 3, Folder 15
Gear of Theta Tau 1976
Box 3, Folder 16
Gear of Theta Tau 1977
Box 3, Folder 17
Gear of Theta Tau 1981
Box 3, Folder 18
Gear of Theta Tau 1984
Box 3, Folder 19
Manual, Chapter Officers 1984
Box 3, Folder 20
A History of Theta Tau Fraternity, Rho Chapter 1980
Box 3, Folder 21
Alumni Relations (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
Letters from Alumni (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
Rho Chapter Bylaws 1970-1997
Carton 4
Brothers Lists 1962-1983 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
National Conference Reports (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
Gear of Theta Tau 1973-2008 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
Rube Goldberg Machine Contest 1984-1988 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
Other Colony Information 1980-1999 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
National Conventions 1980-1989 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
Little Sister Roster 1988-1990 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 4
Notebook with minutes, schedules, and directories 1973-1983 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 5
Notebooks with color slides 1980-1996 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 5
Rho Chapter Hammer, Design and Construction (originated with Lee Haas) 1988-2000 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 5
Shoebox of photographic prints and color slides 1974-1996 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 6
Rho Chapter Composites (photographic portraits) 1994-2000 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 6
Best Delegation Award 2008 (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 6
Theta Tau T-shirts and Sweatshirts (Accession 2017.0315)
Carton 6
Rho Chapter Hammer Circa 1990 (Accession 2017.0315)

This hammer was built by Lee Haas. It is the model used by other Rho Chapter brothersmembers to build their hammers.

Oversize 7

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity, Rho Chapter Records, UA 021.504, 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.