Chimes Junior Honorary Society records

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Chimes Junior Honorary Society records


  • 1979–2016 (Creation)


2.50 Linear Feet, 3.00 Boxes

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Administrative history

Chimes Junior Honorary Society chapter at Kansas State University began in 1952 as the society's fourteenth chapter.  The local chapter of Chimes remained a female-only group until three men joined with 15 women in 1977's new class of initiates.  The national organization has disbanded, but the remaining chapters have retained the name and symbol of Chimes Junior Honor Society.

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Scope and content

The Chimes Junior Honorary Society records include scrapbooks and other records related to the activities of the group from 1979 to 2016.  Subjects include society activities such as meetings, banquets, Parents Day, Family Day, service projects, and special events.

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged in three boxes. Box 1 contains scrapbooks from 1979–1980, 1981–1984, 1996–1997, 2000–2001, 2002–2003, and 2011–2013. Box 2 contains scrapbooks from 1985, 1989–1992, and 1997–1998, along with parents' weekend planning records from 1989–1993 and publicity chairman records. Box 3 contains scrapbooks from 1998–2000 and 2013–2014 along with membership rosters from 1999–2016.

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No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Finding aids

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Custodial history

This collection contains accession numbers U1995.21, U2008.08, U2011.24, and U2014.15.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Chimes Junior Honorary Society
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 19950531

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Materials document a student organization at Kansas State University, one of the core collecting areas within the university history subject strength.


01/01/2008, 06/20/2011, 05/12/2014.

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General note

See accession record U1995.21 for disaster recovery note.

Specialized notes

  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Chimes Junior Honorary Society records, Box [number], Folder [number], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Sources used

Information for the Historical Note came from the Chimes website.

Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Jeremiah VanGilder, Cliff Hight, and Colin Halpin
Processing Info: Jeremiah VanGilder, student assistant, and university archivist Cliff Hight processed the 2011 accrual. Colin Halpin, student assistant, processed the 2014 accural.
Publication Date: 2012-05-09

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Physical storage

  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 1, A83412154031
  • 5" Flip Top, Letter: Box 2, A83411985625
  • 5" Flip Top, Letter: Box 3, A83411987172