Iota Sigma Nu

Finding Aid Number 8
Union College Archives


UC 22.2 Iota Sigma Nu


Record Group: 22
Collection Number: 2
Location: Archive Box


Processing Information : Finding Aid created by
Bruce Miracle on April 23, 2007.

Updated: July 19, 2011


Note :

  • “Iota Sigma Nu the honor scholarship society of Union College” (from The Garret title page).
     
  • “The scholastic fraternity of Iota Sigma Nu was established at Union on May 26, 1936, for those graduating with honors.” (p.105, from the Union College History, 1879-1979, by Bradley and Marigold).
     
  • “Iota Sigma Nu – An honor society to provide recognition for honor students by uniting them in an organization which encourages high ideals, promotes diligence in study, and rewards excellence in scholarship.” (p.221, Union College History, 1879-1979).
     
  • “IOTA SIGMA NU An honor society to recognize excellence in scholarship, high ideals, and service achievement.” (p.9, Union & You, Student Handbook, 2010-2011).


Contents Note : Most of the Iota Sigma Nu materials were originally arranged by year; this chronological arrangement has been followed as much as possible.


Contents :

Folder 1:

  • The Garret – “Fiction Poetry Essays Art” (from the title page)
     
  • 1965
     
  • 1966 (two copies)


Folder 2:

  • Binder contents (removed from binder) with cover page label “Iota Sigma Nu Membership 1970 to Present"
     

Contents:

  • Copy of the Iota Sigma Nu Constitution.
     
  • Lists of signed “Names of Initiates,” 1970 to 2004.


Folder 3:

1981

  • A copy of 1970 Class Notes reproduced for the 10thyear (1980) UC Homecoming.
     
  • An agenda for the Iota Sigma Nu banquet.
     

1982

  • Sign up sheet with signatures for the Iota Sigma Nu dinner of March 19, 1982.
     
  • Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Black informing them that they had been selected as honorary members of Iota Sigma Nu.
     

1983

  • Initiates list, Initiation Dinner invitations, Banquet agenda.
     
  • Group photo (2 copies) of Initiation Dinner participants with names.
     
  • Packet of filled out Initiation Dinner replies.


Folder 4:

1984

  • Members lists, Ritual for new members, one group photograph (no captions or other information).


1985

  • Membership lists, signed membership acceptance forms, membership acceptance letters, initiation dinner program for March 22, 1985, Banquet agenda, Executive Meeting Agenda for March 12, 1985.


Folder 5:

1986-87

  • Initiation Dinner programs, acceptance letters, announcements.
     
  • 50th Anniversary items; Historian’s Report, Homecoming Brunch announcement.


1988-89

  • Honorary speaker invitation for Bobby Keith (Clay County High School).
     
  • 1989 Initiation Dinner program, Paid guest list, Banquet Agenda, 1989 Initiates List.


Folder 6:

1990

  • Initiation Dinner programs, Iota Sigma Nu Award announcements, Banquet agenda, List of initiates.
     
  • Invitation and Introduction of speaker Dr. Jean Shelton by Mary Alice Lay.


Folder 7:

1991

  • New Initiates list, Barbourville Advocate Clipping of group picture of the 39 new initiates, Initiation Dinner programs and announcement, Initiates signed acceptance forms.
     
  • Copy of “Constitution of the Honor Scholarship Society Iota Sigma Nu” with new member signature lists from 1970 to 1991.
     
  • Banquet agenda, Various lists of names, Ritual for new members


Folder 8:

1992

  • Banquet agenda, Initiation Dinner programs, List of students eligible for membership, membership qualifications.
     
  • Letter of invitation to the annual initiation dinner to President Jack C. Phillips and his wife.
     
  • Letter to President Rollin J. Watson of Somerset Community College to be the speaker at the initiation dinner.


1993

  • Banquet agenda, Initiation Dinner programs, List of initiates, Initiate acceptance forms.
     
  • Dr. Jean Letch award notes.


Folder 9:

1994

  • Invitation Dinner programs, List of initiates, Ritual for new members, various receipts, List of eligible students, Banquet agenda.


1995

  • Banquet agenda, Initiation Dinner programs, List of initiates, Initiate acceptance forms.
     
  • Dr. Diane Ruth Ferris – brief vita – Initiates guest speaker notes.
     
  • President Jack Philips – List of accomplishments at Union College – Notes for introduction.


Folder 10:

1996

  • Initiation Dinner programs, Initiate acceptance letters, Banquet agenda, List of Initiative Dinner guests.
     
  • Clevis D. Carter vita.


1997

  • Initiation Dinner programs, Initiate acceptance letters, Banquet agenda, List of Initiative Dinner guests, Membership notification letters, New member ritual.
     
  • Notes on the death of Allie M. Mays (Iota Sigma Nu president from 1986-1996).


Folder 11:

1998

  • Initiation Dinner programs, Initiate acceptance letters, Banquet agenda, List of Initiative Dinner guests, Initiate check-in list with signatures, New member ritual.
     
  • Iota Sigma Nu Sophomore Award picture, and thank you card from Karen Lewis.


1999

  • Initiation Dinner programs, Banquet agenda, Initiation check-in list, receiptsIntroduction for Allan Green as speaker at the annual banquet, Iota Sigma Nu.
     
  • Freshmen awards picture.


Folder 12:

2000

  • Initiation Dinner programs, Initiate acceptance letters, Banquet agenda, List of Initiative Dinner guests, Initiate check-in list, Receipts, List of eligible students.
     
  • Constitution of Iota Sigma Nu, Recommended revisions of the Constitution (Article IV).


Folder 13:

2001

  • Initiation Dinners programs & menus, Initiate acceptance forms, Acceptance letters, Initiate check-in list, receipts, New member ritual.
     
  • Initiation Dinner invitations to initiates families.
     
  • Ceremony for initiation in Iota Sigma Nu.
     
  • Initiation certificate for Elaine Stappenbeck.


Folder 14:

2002

  • Programs for Reception & Program, Membership acceptance forms, receipts, member lists.
     
  • Initiation certificates.


2003

  • Signed initiation list, blank initiation certificates.
     
  • Peggy M. Wallace vita.
     
  • B&W photocopy of group picture with name sheet attached.


Folder 15:

2004

  • Programs for Reception & Program, Membership acceptance forms, receipts, signed initiation list.


Folder 16:

Charter Members and 50th Anniversary items:

  • Charter member lists of various types.
     
  • Initiation Banquet list for May 1, 1936.
     
  • Invitation letters for 50th Anniversary Initiation Dinner from Mary Alice Lay (Iota Sigma Nu Advisor) dated, March 4, 1986.
     
  • Memorandum regarding 50th Anniversary Brunch on October 25, 1986.
     
  • Stack of ribbons for “50th ANNIVERSARY 1936-1986".


Folder 17:

  • Various photographs and newspaper clippings, and a few thank you cards, mostly from the 1990’s – the photographs are not annotated.
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