Name and location of repository
Level of description
Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter, records
- 1930–2016 (Creation)
6.25 Linear Feet, 5.00 Boxes
Name of creator
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.
Content and structure elements
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.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restrictions: All materials are available for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
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
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
06/25/1998; 08/24/2000; 05/20/2014; 01/13/2015; 02/02/2015; 06/30/2015; 11/11/2015
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Separated Materials: The Epsilon Sigma Phi yearbooks (1929–1958) were transferred to the library's main circulating collection.
- 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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Description control element
Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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