Intercollegiate Knights. Fang Chapter Records, 1945-1981  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Intercollegiate Knights. Fang Chapter
Title
Intercollegiate Knights. Fang Chapter Records
Dates
1945-1981
Quantity
3.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accession 74007, MtBC, us (accession)
Summary
The Intercollegiate Knights, Fang Chapter Records consist of scrapbooks containing mostly captioned photographs but also occasionally newspaper clippings, documents, and other memorabilia. The records also include minute books of chapter meetings from 1945 through 1976, president's meeting agenda notes, chapter president's reports, and miscellaneous documents such as initiation questions, purchase orders for sweaters, and other ephemera documenting the chapter's activities.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

On March 13, 1922, the Knights of the Hook, a University of Washington underclass service organization, was granted permission by the UW administration to form a national organization, the Intercollegiate Knights. On April 12, final sanction was given by the university and the Intercollegiate Knights were incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington. The next step was to establish the Intercollegiate Knights in other universities and colleges and five chapters were installed as charter members, including the Fang Chapter at Montana State College. The "Fangs," as they became commonly known, had existed as a local service organization from the year 1919 and contributed much to the national Intercollegiate Knights in the years that followed. In 1931, the National Convention was held in Bozeman, and in 1950 the campus hosted the convention again. Bud Lowe, former Royal King and Duke of the Fang in 1933, was chosen National Advisor at the same Chapter and wrote the lyrics for the Intercollegiate Knights Service Song which was adopted and copyrighted by the national organization in the same year. The Fangs enjoyed a close cooperation with the SPURS, a female collegiate service organization and sometimes held joint meetings with them on the Bozeman campus. The Fangs ceased operating at Montana State University in 2000 and the Spurs in 2006, but former members from both organizations remain active in the Montana State University Alumni Association.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Fang chapter records consist of scrapbooks containing mostly captioned photographs but also occasionally newspaper clippings, documents, and other memorabilia. The records also include minute books of chapter meetings from 1945 through 1976, president's meeting agenda notes, chapter president's reports, and miscellaneous documents such as initiation questions, purchase orders for sweaters, and other ephemera documenting the chapter's activities.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Scrapbook 1954-1955
2 Scrapbook 1965-1966
3 Scrapbooks
Scrapbook 1966-1967; Scrapbook 1970-1971; Scrapbook 1971-1972
1966-1967, 1970-1971, 1971-1972
4 Scrapbooks
Scrapbook 1972-1973; Scrapbook 1973-1974
1972-1973, 1973-1974
5 Scrapbook 1974-1975
6 Scrapbooks
Scrapbook 1975-1976; Scrapbook 1976-1977
1975-1976, 1976-1977
7 Scrapbook 1980-1981
Box/Folder
8/1 Minute book 1945-1956
8/2 Minute book 1962-1966
8/3 Minute book 1966-1975
9/1-3 President's notes and agenda 1966-1967
9/4 President's report 1962-1963
9/5 President's report 1965-1966
9/6 Miscellaneous documents

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College students -- Montana -- Bozeman -- Societies, etc.
  • Students -- West (U.S.) -- Societies, etc.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Intercollegiate Knights. Fang Chapter -- Archives
  • Montana State College -- Students -- Societies, etc.
  • Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.) -- Students -- Societies, etc.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Minutes
  • Scrapbooks