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Student Organizations. Alpha Beta Chapter of Omicron Nu (University of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0009-018

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.


  • Creation: 1931-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

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.


1 box

1 box (flat box)

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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.

Related Materials

Special Collections holds the papers of Professor Katherine Musgrave (UA RG 0011.002) and Mildred "Brownie" Schrumpf (SpC MS 0455) who were both members of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Omicron Nu. Also, related to these records are the Nutrition Specialist Reports and State Home Demonstration Agent Reports found in the Cooperative Extension Service Records (UA RG 0006.008).

Processing Information

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.

University of Maine. Alpha Beta Chapter of Omicron Nu Records
Matthew Revitt
October 18, 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States