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Brigham Young University Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5597

Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks, membership records, awards, and various other records from the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity Brigham Young University Chapter. Also contains a journal published by the national organization, 1932-2001.

Dates

  • 1932-2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young University Chapter records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Blue Key (Fraternity) Brigham Young University Chapter (1932-2009) was an academic and service organization comprised of both men and women who ranked in the top of the class.

In 1925, the university petitioned the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity for the installation of a local chapter at Brigham young University (BYU). In 1932, the national organization contacted BYU with news that it could begin a chapter. Clyde Sandgren was appointed chairman of an investigation and organization committee, and ten men were appointed as officers and charter members. With a motto of "Serving, I live," the early days of the organization brought sponsorship of the Freshmen Treck, homecoming day, various hikes, and a trophy case in the library. The blue key symbol was adopted in 1936 and a chapter emblem was created in 1939 for maroon sweaters. As the organization continued, its responsibilities and projects expanded to include campus tours, sponsorship of the College Bowl, institution of the written Honor Code, beginning of Insigth: A Journal of Student Thought, and the creation of the wagon-wheel rivalry between BYU and Utah State University. In 1953, the club undertook the project of remounting the Y-Bell. Blue Key also awarded professor of the month and year awards, and carried out numerous honor banquets and formals. The organization reached its termination in 2009, and Larry Peer served as its last faculty advisor.

Extent

1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in five series: 1. Scrapbooks, 1932-1986. 2. Membership records, 1950-1999. 3. Award recognitions, 1975-2001. 4. Blue Key journal, 1992. 5. History, lists, and other material, circa 1992.

Custodial History

Donated by Larry Peer in March 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Larry Peer; March 2012.

Appraisal

Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Dani Peterson; March 2012.
Title
Register of Brigham Young University Chapter records
Status
Completed
Author
Dani Peterson
Date
2012 March 14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States