Kappa Omicron Nu Records,1919-1999

Collection Number: 23-2-2702

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Kappa Omicron Nu records, 1919-1999.
Collection Number:
23-2-2702
Creator:
Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. Mu Chapter.
Quantity:
3.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Administrative records, annual reports, scrapbooks,photographs, corporate charter
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Abstract:
Records of the Mu chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Mu Chapter of Omicron Nu, a national home economics honor society, was founded at Cornell in 1919. Dr. Georgia L. White of the Michigan Agricultural College acted as the installing officer. The aims of the organization were to promote scholarship and to further home economics education at Cornell. The chapter also provided a scholarship to the freshman woman in Home Economics with the highest scholastic standing. In 1990, Omicron Nu merged with Kappa Omicron Phi to form Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes membership records and membership book; information about scholarships; minutes of meetings, 1920-1989; secretary's book, 1936-1942; records of events; presidents' annual reports, 1940s-1960s; scrapbook about the founding of the chapter, 1919; photographs; and programs, and the original charter from 1919.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society.
Cornell University--Societies.
New York State College of Home Economics.--Societies, etc.
New York State College of Home Economics.--Students.
Omicron Nu.Mu Chapter

Subjects:
Women college students.
Greek letter societies.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Kappa Omicron Nu records, #23-2-2702. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Awards/Scholarships Box 1, folders 22-26; Box 5
Series II. Correspondence Box 1, folders 8-11, 58-59
Series III. Events
Box 1, folders 27, 47-50
Box 1, folder 51
Box 1, folder 52
Series IV. Meeting Minutes Box 1, folders 29-38
Series V. Membership Files
Box 1, folders 12-21, 40-42; Box 2
Box 1, folder 61
Box 1, folder 60
Box 1, folders 39, 55-56
Series VI. Photographs Box 1, folder 28; Box 3
Series VII. Publications
Series VIII. Reports Box 1, folders 57, 68
Series IX. Scrapbooks/Charter Box 3
Series X. Subject Files Box 1, folders 1-3, 43-46, 54, 62-63

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 22
Scholarship Information-1940's
1986-1992
Box 1 Folder 23
Information Concerning Scholarships
1989
Box 1 Folder 24
Outstanding Undergraduate Award
Box 1 Folder 25
Distinguished Teaching Award
Box 1 Folder 26
Kathy Conrad Memorial Fund
1977
Box 5
Plaque Recognizing Outstanding Sophomores
1956-1973
Box 4 Folder 2
Fall - Eligible Students, Initiation Cards, Awards
1998-1999
Box 4 Folder 5
Initiation Certificates
1997-1998
Box 4 Folder 8
Fall - Initiation, Eligible Students - Awards
1995-1996
Box 4 Folder 11
Initiation Cards
1995
Fall, Spring
Box 4 Folder 11
Initiation Cards
1996
Spring
Box 4 Folder 16
Spring Initiation: Scholarship Recipients, Recommendations, Letters, Meetings
1993-1994
Box 4 Folder 18
Awards, Elections, Special Activities, Membership Directory
1992-1993
Box 4 Folder 21
Association of College Honor Societies Information Booklet, Scholarships/Awards, Special Activities, Elections
1991-1992
Box 4 Folder 26
Distinguished Teaching Award
Box 1 Folder 8
Memos on finding faculty advisors, strengths/weaknesses of chapter
Box 1 Folder 9
Information about Omicron Nu
1979-1983
Box 1 Folder 10
Letter: Starting of Omicron Nu
1919
Box 1 Folder 11
Letter
1924
Box 1 Folder 58
Correspondence
1960-1969
Box 1 Folder 59
Correspondence
1970-1979
Box 1 Folder 27
Human Ecology Day and Exposition
1984
Box 1 Folder 47
Events Planned by Omicron Nu
1970-1979
Box 1 Folder 48
Sponsored Activities
1960-1969
Box 1 Folder 49
Events Planned
1978,1980
Box 1 Folder 50
Guidelines, Recommendations, Activities
1982-1989
Box 1 Folder 51
Honors Day
1965,1966
Box 1 Folder 52
Foreign Students' Tea
Box 4 Folder 1
Spring - Eligible Students, Activities, Initiation
1998-1999
Box 4 Folder 23
Elections, Name Change, Notes, Activities
1990-1991
Box 1 Folder 29
Minutes of Meetings
1920-1922
Box 1 Folder 30
Minutes of Meetings
1923-1925
Box 1 Folder 31
Minutes of Meetings
1926-1928
Box 1 Folder 32
Minutes of Meetings
1928-1929
Box 1 Folder 33
Minutes of Meetings
1930-1932
Box 1 Folder 34
Minutes of Meetings
1940-1949
Box 1 Folder 35
Minutes of Meetings
1950-1955
Box 1 Folder 36
Minutes of Meetings
1956-1959
Box 1 Folder 37
Minutes of Meetings
1960-1969
Box 1 Folder 38
Minutes of Meetings
1970-1979,1989
Box 4 Folder 27
Copy of minutes
1920-1929
Box 2
Membership cards in alphabetical order
1919-1992
Box 3
Leather book containing the signatures of members
1919-1964
Box 3
Certificate of incorporation
1919
Box 1 Folder 12
Nomination of Faculty Members
1958,1975-1978
Box 1 Folder 13
Recommendations for graduate students
1976
Box 1 Folder 14
Membership Lists
1954-1964
Box 1 Folder 15
Membership Lists
1965-1971
Box 1 Folder 16
Initiates and Members
1972-1985
Box 1 Folder 17
Initiates and Members
1986-1991
Box 1 Folder 18
Initiation and Recruitment Reports
1986-1991
Box 1 Folder 19
Pledging and Initiation Ceremonies
Box 1 Folder 20
Treasurers' Reports, Financial Records
1940-1949,1955-1983
Box 1 Folder 21
Information concerning donated pins and badges
Box 1 Folder 40
Information on Electing Members
1950-1959
Box 1 Folder 41
Information on Electing Members
1960-1969
Box 1 Folder 42
Completed Membership Blanks, Honorary Members
1950-1969
Box 4 Folder 4
New Members, Reports, Awards, Eligible Students
1997-1998
Box 4 Folder 6
Fall - Eligible Students, Programs
1996-1997
Box 4 Folder 12
Fall Initiation - New Members, Initiation Cards and Certificates, Letters and Invitations, List of Eligible Students
1994-1995
Box 4 Folder 13
Spring Initiation - Letters and Invitations, List of Eligible Students
1994-1995
Box 4 Folder 15
Fall Initiation - Programs, New Members, Invitations, Eligible Students, Initiation Cards
1993-1994
Box 4 Folder 17
Fall Initiation - Initiation Cards, Invitations to Membership; Spring Initiation - Program, Reports, Invitations
1992-1993
Box 4 Folder 19
Fall Initiation - List of Eligible Students, Recommendations, Invitees, Letters from National Chapter, Program, Correspondence, Initiation Cards, Membership Recruitment Report, Chapter Remittance Form
1991-1992
Box 4 Folder 20
Spring Initiation - Program, List of New Members, List of Current Members, Initiation Cards, Invitations/Applications, Correspondence
1991-1992
Box 4 Folder 22
Fall Initiation - Initiates, Initiation Financial Forms, Officers and Addresses, Correspondence; Spring Initiation - Initiation Financial Forms, Members (Full and Junior), Program
1990-1991
Box 4 Folder 24
Fall Initiation - Eligible Students, List of Members, List of Initiates, Elections
1989-1990
Box 4 Folder 27
Kappa Omicron Nu pins from four distinguished members
Box 4 Folder 27
Kappa Omicron Nu stamp
Box 6 Folder 1
Fall Minority Hosting
1999
Box 6 Folder 2
Programs Initiation- Cards
1999-2000
Fall
Box 6 Folder 3
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)
2000
Spring
Box 4
Initiation cards
2000
Spring
Box 6 Folder 4
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)
2000
Fall
Box 4
Initiation cards
2000
Fall
Box 6 Folder 5
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) HEAA
2000
Box 6 Folder 6
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)
2001
Spring
Box 4
Initiation cards
2001
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 7
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)
2001-2002
Box 6 Folder 8
Bill Rosen's KON Nomination
2001
Box 6 Folder 9
Quill and Dagger
2001
Spring
Box 6 Folder 10
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)
2002
Fall
Box 4
Initiation cards
2002
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 11
Sphinx Head Society
2002
Box 6 Folder 12
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)
2003
Spring
Box 4
Initiation cards
2003
Spring
Box 6 Folder 13
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)
2003
Fall
Box 4
Initiation cards
2003
Fall
Box 6 Folder 14
Kappa Omicron NU (KON)
2004
Spring
Box 6 Folder 15
Kappa Omicron Nu
2004
Fall
Box 4
Initiation cards
2001
Fall
Box 6 Folder 16
Initiation Cards
2004-2006
Box 6 Folder 17
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON)
2005
Spring
Box 4
Initiation cards
2005
Spring
Box 6 Folder 18
Initiation cards and financial report
2006
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 19
Initiation cards
2007
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 20
Initiation cards and financial report
2008
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 21
Initiation cards and financial report
2009
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 22
Initiation cards and financial report
2010
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 23
Initiation cards
2011
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 24
Initiation cards and financial report
2012
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 25
Initiation cards
2013
Spring, Fall
Box 6 Folder 26
Initiation cards
2014
Spring
Box 1 Folder 61
Dr. Henry Ricciuti
1970
Box 1 Folder 60
Dr. David Knapp-Member
1973
Box 1 Folder 39
Secretary's Book
1936-1942
Box 1 Folder 55
Officers
1960-1975
Box 1 Folder 56
Officers
1976-1989
Box 1 Folder 28
Conclaves, Photos
1957,1959,1961,1963,1967
Box 3
Photographs
Box 4 Folder 27
Contact sheets and photographs
1992-1993
Box 3
Directories
Box 1 Folder 65
Handbook
Box 1 Folder 66
Handbook
Box 1 Folder 39
Secretary's Book
1936-1942
Box 1 Folder 64
Honor Society Booklets
Box 1 Folder 4
Certificates, Flyers, Pamphlets
Box 1 Folder 5
Publicity
Box 1 Folder 6
Programs and Pamphlets
Box 1 Folder 7
Stationery
Box 3
Pamphlets/Brochures
Box 1 Folder 53
Newsletter
1981
Box 6 Folder 29
Chapter Newsletters
1999-09; 2000-09; 2001-03; 2001-09
Box 1 Folder 67
Papers/Articles about Home Economics and Omicron Nu
1950-1969
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1920-1921
Volume 1, no.1,2
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1921-1922
Volume 2, no.1,2
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1922-1923
Volume 3, no.1,2
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1923-1924
Volume 4, no.1,2,3
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1925
Volume 5, no.1,2
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1927
Volume 6, no.2
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1927
Volume 7, no.1
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1928
Volume 8, no.2
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1937
Volume 16, no.2
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1957
Volume 31, no.1
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1961-1963
Volume 33, no.1,2, 4
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1963-1964
Volume 34, no.1,3
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1966-1967
Volume 35, no.2,4
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1967-1968
Volume 36, no.1,3
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1969-1971
Volume 37, no.1,2,3,4
Box 2
Publication - "Omicron Nu"
1971-1973
Volume 38, no.1,2,4
Box 4 Folder 3
Publication - "Dialogue"
1992-1998
Box 4 Folder 3
Publication - "Dialogue"
2009-11
Box 4 Folder 10
Publication - "Forum"
1996-1997
Box 6 Folder 27
President's Handbook
2005-2007
Box 6 Folder 27
New Member's Handbook
1999
Box 6 Folder 28
Advisor's Handbook
2006-2008
Box 1 Folder 57
Presidents' Annual Reports
1940-1969
Box 1 Folder 68
Programs and Reports
1950-1959
Box 4 Folder 7
Spring - New Members, Financial Report
1996-1997
Box 4 Folder 9
Spring - Initiation, New Members, Financial Report, National Reports
1995-1996
Box 4 Folder 14
Activities, Pictures, Awards/Scholarships, Reports and Forms for National Group
1994-1995
Box 4 Folder 25
Mu Chapter Constitution, Bylaws, Budget, Annual Financial Reports
Box 3
Scrapbooks/Chapter
1919-1970
includes photographs
Box 1 Folder 1
Miscellaneous
1976,1979,1980,1989
Box 1 Folder 2
Announcements
1963-1971
Box 1 Folder 3
Announcements
1972-1979
Box 1 Folder 43
Report Forms sent to National Omicron Nu
1960-1969
Box 1 Folder 44
Advice to the President
1960-1969
Box 1 Folder 45
Reading List, Articles, Ritual Forms
1960-1969
Box 1 Folder 46
National Programs of Work
1950-19691987
Box 1 Folder 54
Selection of Class Marshalls
1950-1969
Box 1 Folder 62
Omicron Nu Bylaws
Box 1 Folder 63
National Omicron Nu information
1960-1969,1989