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Pi Omega Pi, Beta Eta Chapter Records


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The Pi Omega Pi Records contain documents pertaining to the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society's Beta Eta chapter at the University at Albany.


Pi Omega Pi. Beta Eta Chapter
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1.66 cubic ft. (about 1.66 boxes)

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.

Royann Blodgett donated all of the materials in this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in April 2003.

Processed by: Desiree Alexander

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Published: 2018-03-06 09:09:58 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2012

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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).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

In addition to containing the 1942 Charter for the Beta Eta Chapter, this series also includes documents for governance, financial information and meeting minutes. There are files about the Dr. Edward Cooper scholarship, newsletters and general correspondence as well as materials from social functions, such as an initiation sign-in book and initiation programs.



1 1Banquet and Initiation Programs1964-1965, 1974-1975, 1977-1979, 1981-1986


Oversized 21Biennial Delegates Convention Photograph1972


1 2Chapter Evaluation Packet1983


1 3Charter1942


1 4Edward L. Cooper Scholarship1963, 1973-1974


1 5Edward L. Cooper Faculty Sponsors1962-1963


1 6Financials1954, 1969-1986


1 7General Correspondence1977, 1979, 1981, 1986, Undated


1 8History1985


1 9Initation Sign-In Book1980-1986


1 10Member Roster1982-1983


1 11Minutes of Meetings1960-1969 April


1 12Minutes of Meetings1969 November-1979


1 13Minutes of Meetings1984-1986


1 14National Chapter Rankings1978-1979


1 15National Constitution (Revised)1986


1 16National Society Brochure1985-1986


1 17Newsletters1974, 1982
Quantity: 0.74 cubic ft. (about 0.74 boxes)

This series consists of eight scrapbooks, covering select years from 1953 to 1983, the late 1970s and early 1980s most strongly represented. Therefore the overall dates are not inclusive. Most scrapbooks contain photographs, though some include mixed materials and paper ephemera.



Oversized 1Scrapbook1953-1954


Oversized 1Scrapbook1956-1957


Oversized 1Scrapbook1967


Oversized 2Scrapbook1975-1976


Oversized 2Scrapbook1976-1977


Oversized 3Scrapbook1980


Oversized 3Scrapbook1981-1982


Oversized 3Scrapbook1983