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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Crown and Scepter Chapter Records
UArch 106  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Crown and Scepter Chapter Records
    Dates: 1938-2004
    Collection number: UArch 106
    Creator: Mortar Board (Society). Crown and Scepter Chapter (University of California, Santa Barbara)
    Collection Size: 2.0 linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 half-sized document box, and 2 oversize flat boxes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The Crown and Scepter Chapter records contain membership lists, correspondence with the national organization, reports, scrapbooks, and other related material.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Crown and Scepter Chapter records. UArch 106. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Office of Student Life.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society was formed as a women's honorary society in 1918. In 1937, it became the first women's honorary society admitted to the Association of College Honorary Societies (ACHS). In the same year at UCSB, the Crown and Scepter Women's Honorary Society was formed. Crown and Scepter became the UCSB chapter name when they qualified as a Mortar Board chapter in 1965. In 1975, sex discrimination legislation (Title IX) was enacted and Mortar Board was consequently opened to men. The society changed its constitution to affirm Mortar Board's continuing purpose "to emphasize the advancement of women" while promoting "equal opportunities among all people." UCSB began admitting male students to the Crown and Scepter chapter in 1976. The society has promoted a national literacy project since 2002.
    For more information, see the national society's website: http://www.mortarboard.org/ 
    The collection contains membership lists, correspondence with the national organization, reports, scrapbooks, and other related material. It is arranged as received from the Office of Student Life, generally chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mortar Board (Society). Crown and Scepter Chapter (University of California, Santa Barbara)
    Mortar Board (Society).

    Related Material

    Student Organizations collection, UArch 101 – Contains files on similar honorary societies, as well as some flyers and oversize broadsides and posters for events sponsored by the UCSB Crown and Scepter chapter.
    Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda of California records, UArch 108 – Records of similar honorary society.
    Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society website: http://www.mortarboard.org/ 
    UCSB Mortar Board chapter website (outdated): http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/mb/