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Phi Upsilon Omicron. Omicron Chapter (Iowa State University) records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/5/0/29

Scope and Content

This collection (1926-1984, undated) contains annual reports, chapter history, handbooks, news clippings, rosters of alumni, and scrapbooks. The handbooks and annual reports provide information on officers, membership numbers, and club activities, and traditions. The scrapbooks further document the group through news clippings, photographs, and programs.


  • 1926-1984, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national family and consumer sciences honor society founded at the University of Minnesota in 1909. The Omicron Chapter was established at Iowa State College (University) on May 24, 1926. The Iowa State chapter was conceived in December 1925, when a group of ten students gathered to discuss forming a professional home economics club. They named their club Triple I and soon applied for membership in Phi Upsilon Omicron.

The Iowa State club has been active locally and nationally. During the early years of the club, members assisted residence hall staff during freshman orientation, cooperated with Iota Sigma Pi (chemistry honorary) to promote a greater interest in chemistry among students, and arranged for a portrait of Anna E. Richardson to be hung in MacKay Hall. On the national level, the Iowa State chapter hosted the Phi Upsilon Omicron National Conclave in 1928 and again in 1960.

The club continues to be active at Iowa State. Members attend monthly meetings and complete service projects each semester. Through these activities the Iowa State chapter continues to support its primary mission of preparing students for professional careers by promoting leadership qualities, academic success, and personal integrity.


6.81 Linear Feet (1 document box, 4 oversized boxes)


The collection is organized Chronologically.

Items in related collections

RS 22/5. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Professional and Occupational Organizations records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 22/5/0/29. Phi Upsilon Omicron. Omicron Chapter (Iowa State University) records, 1926-1984, undated
March 1, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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