Student Organizations. Alpha Beta Chapter of Omicron Nu (University of Maine) Records
Scope and Contents
The record group contains material created and curated by the University of Maine's Alpha Beta Chapter of Omicron Nu. The records include copies of newsletters, chapter officer packets from conclaves, handbooks, material related to events, details of scholarships, meeting minutes, member communications, reports, chapter financial information, membership lists and cards, and photographs of members.
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Biographical / Historical
The honors society in home economics Omicron Nu was formed at the Michigan State College in April 1912. The Alpha Beta Chapter of Omicron Nu was established at the University of Maine on April 9, 1931, by National President, Dean Margaret M. Justin, of Kansas State College. Among the 11 charter members were Mildred Brown Schrumpf. The objective of the society was to recognize and promote scholarship, leadership, and research in the field of Human Economics. On February 21, 1990, Omicron Nu merged with Kappa Omicron Phi to form Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) an honor society for collegiate students in the human sciences.
The Home Economics Department at the University of Maine was installed in the College of Agriculture in 1909. Pearl S. Greene who came to the University in 1923 and became head of the Department in 1926 was also one of the charter members of the Alpha Beta Chapter. The Home Economics Department was housed in Merrill Hall which is where the records were located.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred to Special Collection on September 29, 2022 and October 13, 2022 by Morgan Jewett-Kent, College of Education and Human Development.
Accruals from Omicron Alpha Beta are anticipated.
Processed by Matthew Revitt, August-September 2022, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. The material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders. Boxes and folders were numbered and titles added using information from ArchivesSpace.
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- Schrumpf, Mildred "Brownie"
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- Students -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Maine . Home Economics Department
- University of Maine. College of Agriculture
- University of Maine. Alpha Beta Chapter of Omicron Nu Records
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- October 18, 2022
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University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States