Pi Omega Pi is the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society, which has the purpose of promoting scholarship and service in the area of business education. The Society was founded in 1923 at the Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. The University at Albany Beta Eta chapter was chartered in 1942 when the school was named the New York State College for Teachers. Dr. Edward Cooper, professor of business, established the Beta Eta chapter and served as its faculty sponsor for fifteen years. Most of the chapter's activities involved community and social functions, encouraging students in the field of teaching business subjects, as well as contributing to the national organization as a whole.
The Pi Omega Pi, Beta Eta Chapter Records include the 1942 charter for the organization, though the bulk of records document the chapter’s activity from the 1960s through the 1980s. This activity is reflected in administrative documents such as meeting minutes and a treasury book, as well as the organization’s social functions which are documented through banquet and initiation programs and scrapbooks. There also are files about a memorial scholarship established to honor Dr. Edward Cooper at the university. Other records in the collection reflect the society at the national level through the inclusion of such items as a national organizational history, newsletters, constitution and brochures.
The collection is organized into the following series:
Series 1 is arranged alphabetically while Series 2 is arranged chronologically.
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Pi Omega Pi Records, 1942-1986. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Pi Omega Pi Records).
|1||1||Banquet and Initiation Programs||1964-1965, 1974-1975, 1977-1979, 1981-1986|
|Oversized 2||1||Biennial Delegates Convention Photograph||1972|
|1||2||Chapter Evaluation Packet||1983|
|1||4||Edward L. Cooper Scholarship||1963, 1973-1974|
|1||5||Edward L. Cooper Faculty Sponsors||1962-1963|
|1||7||General Correspondence||1977, 1979, 1981, 1986, Undated|
|1||9||Initation Sign-In Book||1980-1986|
|1||11||Minutes of Meetings||1960-1969 April|
|1||12||Minutes of Meetings||1969 November-1979|
|1||13||Minutes of Meetings||1984-1986|
|1||14||National Chapter Rankings||1978-1979|
|1||15||National Constitution (Revised)||1986|
|1||16||National Society Brochure||1985-1986|