Accession UAA-2022-002 - UAA-2022-002

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  • 1963-1999 (Creation)
    Epsilon Pi Tau

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3.40 m of textual records. - 211 photographs.

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The Epsilon Pi Tau Fraternity is an academic and professional honour society for technology professions. It was established by Dr. William E. Warner at Ohio State University to raise the status of industrial arts and vocational education. The first initiation took place at OSU on March 13, 1929. The headquarters were in Columbus, Ohio for 45 years and the fraternity is still incorporated there as a not-for-profit as of 2024. The symbol of Epsilon Pi Tau is a key with a triangular shape that reads TEXNIKH (skill), PRAGMATEIA (professional proficiency), and EXETASIS (research). The purpose of the fraternity is to: "promote the values and contributions of education in technology; provide a medium for professional development and recognition of individual members for leadership and achievement; enhance the professional status of the fields and practitioners devoted to education in technology, and; foster and encourage the acceptance among its members of the ideals of technical competence, social efficiency, and research" (UAA-2022-002-245). Epsilon Pi Tau continues to promote academic excellence, recognize and advance academic and professional work, and provide career advancement services for technology professionals. As of 2024, there are 45 chapters across the United States, as well as the Omicron Field Chapter in Edmonton, Alberta. The Omicron Field Chapter was established by Dr. Clarence H. Preitz from the University of Alberta Department of Industrial and Vocational Education in 1972.

Leaders and Executive Directors: William E. Warner (1929-1971); Delmar Olson (1971-1976); Jerry Streichler (1976-2006); Jerry C. Olson (2006-2009, Interim); Barry Piersol (2009-2012); Dr. Kevin R. Howell (2012-).

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Accession consists of records from Epsilon Pi Tau, especially from the Omicron Field Chapter. The records include general correspondence of Omicron Field Chapter (1965-1996), fraternity and chapter newsletters, meeting minutes, initiation programs, membership lists, the Code of Regulations, and other records. The correspondence includes planning records for initiations, symposiums, awards, and other events. The correspondence also includes correspondence from 1965-1972 between William E. Warner and Clarence H. Preitz about the establishment of the Omicron Field Chapter.

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  • English

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    Main; Photos

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    Created by A.A. 20 June 2024

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