Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter, records

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Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter, records


  • 1930–2016 (Creation)


6.25 Linear Feet, 5.00 Boxes

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Administrative history

The Alpha Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi was chartered March 21, 1930 under the direction of Dean Harry Umberger. The original chapter consisted of thirty members. Their vision is to lead the Extension System in promoting and supporting professionalism in Extension.

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Scope and content

These records document the Alpha Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, national extension honor society, at Kansas State University from 1930 to 2016. Types of material include programs, constitutions, newsletters, chapter history, minutes, financial information, membership listings, autobiographies, scrapbooks, and photographic materials. Some records from the 1990s are in digital format.

System of arrangement

This collection is organized into 5 series: 1) Chapter Materials, chronological 1930–2016 (incomplete), 2) Administrative Records including minutes and financial information, 3) Membership Records sorted alphabetically, 4) Scrapbooks and Photographic Material, and 5) Printed Materials.

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No access restrictions: All materials are available for research.

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

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  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

Records normally given by officers of organization on specified dates in most instances. The accession U2015.26 was in the archives for an unknown length of time before formal accessioning. Accession numbers include U1998.04, U2000.19, U2014.19, U2015.04, U2015.10, U2015.26, and 2015-16.031.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 19980625

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06/25/1998; 08/24/2000; 05/20/2014; 01/13/2015; 02/02/2015; 06/30/2015; 11/11/2015

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General note

Separated Materials: The Epsilon Sigma Phi yearbooks (1929–1958) were transferred to the library's main circulating collection.

Specialized notes

  • Citation: Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter, records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Edward Nagurny, Abby Kopp, Colin Halpin, and Cliff Hight
Processing Info: Graduate research assistant Edward Nagurny input some existing descriptive information in February 2015. Student assistant Abby Kopp and university archivist Cliff Hight completed processing of this collection and furthered described it throughout 2015. Student assistant Colin Halpin processed an accrual in April 2016.
Publication Date: 2015-11-24

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Physical storage

  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 1, A83412052637
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 2, A83412053780
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 3, A83412053625
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 4, A83412052768
  • 2.5" Flip Top, Letter: Box 5, A83412057904