Collection Number: 40140

Collection Title: Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 800 items)
Abstract The University of North Carolina (Rho) chapter of the Alpha Chi Sigma collegiate chemistry fraternity began in 1909 as the Order of the Khems. In 1912, the group joined the national Alpha Chi Sigma organization. The group is a professional chemistry fraternity, although it has social functions as well. The national fraternity is divided into collegiate and professional divisions, with the professional members providing guidance and information for the collegiate. Records of the Rho chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma include correspondence, chapter surveys, committee and other reports, constitutions and bylaws, manual of proceedings, membership records, publications, minutes, financial records, and other items.
Creator Alpha Chi Sigma. Rho Chapter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40140, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Rho Chapter of the Alpha Chi Sigma collegiate chemistry fraternity began in 1909 as the Order of the Khems. In 1910-1911, it was known as Chi Eta Mu. In 1912, it joined the national Alpha Chi Sigma organization as the Rho Chapter. Detailed background information on the group's history can be found in Maurice Bursey's book Carolina Chemists.

Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional chemistry fraternity, although the members regard it in many ways as a social fraternity as well. The national fraternity is divided into collegiate and professional divisions, which work closely together, the professional members providing guidance and information for the collegiate.

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Records of the Rho chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma include correspondence, chapter surveys, committee and other reports, constitutions and bylaws, manual of proceedings, membership records, publications, minutes, financial records, and other items.

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Box 1

General Correspondence: undated; 1934-1953 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Reserve Fund Correspondence: undated; 1937-1954 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Chapter Surveys, 1942-1945; 1955-1956; 1959 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Athletic, 1945-1947 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Auditing, 1943-1946 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Master of Ceremonies, 1944-1946 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Membership, 1943-1948 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

(see also Membership Records)

Committee and Other Reports: Public Affairs, 1942-1949 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Publicity, 1945-1948 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Recorder's Reports, 1943-1948 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Reporter's Reports, 1943-1948 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Reserve Fund Reports, 1943-1946 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

(see also Reserve Fund Correspondence, above)

Committee and Other Reports: Rhosette Reports, 1945-1948 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Safety, 1944-1947 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Scholarship, 1945-1946 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee and Other Reports: Social, 1943-1947 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Committee Appointments, 1945-1950 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Conclave, National: 1942; 1948; 1950; 1986 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Constitution and Bylaws, Alpha Chi Sigma and General Fraternity Information, undated; 1974; 1980 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

"Laboratory for Leadership" Conference (28 March 1987), Booklet #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Manual of Proceedings, 1957 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Membership Records: Pledge Records, 1942-1945 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

(see also Membership Committee)

Membership Records: Collegiate Chapter Officers and Members, 1953-1960 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Membership Records: Collegiate Chapter Mailing Lists and Changes from Collegiate to Professional, 1943-1957 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Membership Records: Notices of Inactivity, 1948-1951 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Publications: Hexagon News, 1942-1945 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

(Rho Chapter Releases to National Newsletter)

Publications: Rhosette, 1942; 1952-1954 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chapter)

Seventy-fifth Anniversary, Rho Chapter, 1987 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Smoker Skit, 1948/Mock Faculty Skit, 1947 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 1

Box 2

Volume 1: Minutes: 21 September 1925-8 December 1930 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 2: Minutes: 28 January 1925-24 January 1936 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 3: Minutes: 27 January 1936-14 May 1937 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 4: Minutes: 1937-1939 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 5: Minutes: September 1939-April 1941 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 6: Minutes: 25 April 1941-3 August 1942 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 7: Minutes: 28 September 1942-17 May 1943 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 8: Minutes: 14 June 1943-4 December 1944 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 9: Minutes: 20 Novemebr 1944-17 June 1946 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 10: Minutes: 1 July 1946-24 February 1948 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Volume 11: Minutes: 2 March 1948-25 September 1950 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 2

Box 3

Volume 12: Minutes: 2 October 1950-17 May 1954 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 13: Minutes: 22 September 1958-17 October 1960 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 14: Minutes: 24 October 1960-18 September 1961 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 15: Minutes: 18 September 1961-2 March 1964 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 16: Minutes: 2 March 1964-10 January 1966 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 17: Minutes: 7 February 1966-13 May 1969 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 18: Minutes: 20 February 1974-5 April 1978 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 19: Minutes: 30 August 1978-28 November 1979 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 20: Minutes: 20 April 1983-9 April 1986 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 21: Financial Records: October 1956-October 1960 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 22: Financial Records: 10 February 1969-14 December 1982 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 23: Financial Records: 13 January 1983-14 September 1983 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

Volume 24: Reserve Fund Note Accounts: 1937-1961 #40140, Series: "Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987." Box 3

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Processed by: University Archives Staff, October 1989, April 1990, June 1992

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