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UA 051 - Golden Key Honor Society Records, 1991-2008


Records of the BGSU Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. As described in the Visiting Researcher Application Form, researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright.

Agency History

Bowling Green State University’s chapter of the Golden Key Honor Society was chartered on April 23, 1983. It was the 34th chapter established by that organization. Golden Key was initially created in 1977 as the Golden Key National Honor Society, but is now known as the Golden Key International Honour Society. In 1991 the BGSU chapter won the Most Improved Chapter award.

According to the parent organization’s website: “Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements.” The organization also includes honorary members – individuals in the community or on campus who display the characteristic of education, campus and community involvement, and leadership.

Scope and Content

The collection is arranged chronologically. It contains "yearbooks" (collections of flyers, photographs, and other materials relating to chapter activities for the year); materials distributed by the national organization regarding how to run a chapter, and some records of the treasurer.

Collection size: 2 letter sized manuscript boxes (0.66 cubic feet)


Box 1
1. Most Improved Chapter Award (photocopy), 1991
2. Chapter Planning Book, Part 1, 1995
3. Chapter Planning Book, Part 2, 1995
4. Treasurer Book, 1996-1997
5. Chapter Activities and Meetings, 2001-2002
6. Yearkook, 2000-2001
7. Yearbook, 2001-2002

Box 2
1. Yearbook, 2002-2003
2. Yearbook, 2003-2004
3. Chapter Planning Guide, 2001
4. Leadership Transition, 2004
5. International Conference, 2005
6. President’s Files, 2007
7. President’s Resource Manual, BGSU Chapter, 2007-2008
8. Treasurer’s Book, 2007-2008