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Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society Records (WUA00086)

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General Chapter Information, 1912 - 2006

Membership Information, 1917 - 1993



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Collection Overview

Title: Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society Records (WUA00086), 1912-2006Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/05/wua00086

Primary Creator: Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 3.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is divided into 2 series, and then arranged in alphabetical order.

Series 01: General Chapter Information, 1912 – 2006 Series 02: Membership Information, 1917 – 1993

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of correspondence, reports, bulletins, publications and membership manuals that chronicle the history of the Phi Beta Kappa Chapter at Washington University in St. Louis.

Collection Historical Note

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest honorary society, founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  It one of the most prestigious honorary societies for the liberal arts in the United States.

Phi Beta Kappa was the earliest society to adopt Greek letters for a name. These are taken from the first letters of the Greek phrase Philosophia Biou Kubernetes, translated as The Love of Wisdom, the Helmsman of Life. 

The goal of Phi Beta Kappa is to encourage humane learning, a goal which includes not merely superior achievement but also a broad range of interests in the liberal arts, depth of understanding, and a high regard for intellectual honesty and tolerance.

The Washington University Chapter (Beta of Missouri) was established in 1914.  Each spring the chapter elects new undergraduate members from among students pursuing degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled with the collection.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was initially donated by Phi Beta Kappa Chapter to the University Archives in 1966 with additional material donated in 2011.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen and Leela Pandey in September 2005; Additional processing by Ashley Eckhardt in June 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: General Chapter Information, 1912 - 2006],
[Series 2: Membership Information, 1917 - 1993],
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Series 1: General Chapter Information, 1912 - 2006Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annals of Phi Beta Kappa, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Reports, 1952 - 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chapter Bulletin, 1934 - 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Committee Reports, 1918 - 1929, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Constitution and By - Laws (Original), 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Constitution and By - Laws, 1931 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Constitution and By - Laws: Amendments, 1941 - 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1912 - 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1913 - 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1914 - 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1915 - 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1916 - 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1917 - 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1918 - 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1919 - 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1921 - 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1922 - 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1923 - 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, 1924 - 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence, 1925 - 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence, 1926 - 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, 1927 - 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence, 1928 - 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence, 1929 - 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence, 1930 - 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence, 1931 - 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence, 1932 - 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence, 1933 - 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence, 1934 - 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence, 1935 - 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence, 1936 - 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Correspondence, 1937 - 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Correspondence, 1938 - 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Correspondence, 1939 - 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Correspondence, 1940 - 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence, 1941 - 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Correspondence, 1942 - 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Correspondence, 1943 - 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Correspondence, 1944 - 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Correspondence, 1945 - 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Correspondence, 1946 - 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Correspondence, 1947 - 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Correspondence, 1948 - 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Correspondence, 1949 - 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Correspondence, 1950 - 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Correspondence, 1951 - 1952Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Correspondence, 1952 - 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Correspondence, 1953 - 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Correspondence, 1954 - 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Correspondence, 1955 - 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Correspondence (Folder 1), 1956 - 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Correspondence (Folder 2), 1956 - 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Correspondence, 1957 - 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Correspondence, 1958 - 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Correspondence, 1959 - 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Correspondence, 1960 - 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Correspondence, 1961 - 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Delegate's Manual - United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Dues, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Engraved Printing Plate for Certificates, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Essay Contest, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Essay Contest, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Faculty Members, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Free Lance - Vol. 4, No. 4, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Key Reporter, 1936 - 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Key Reporter, , 1942 - 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Key Reporter, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Minutes of Meetings, , 1913 - 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Minutes of Meetings, , 1930 - 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Officers' Manual (Folder 1), 1959 - 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Officers' Manual (Folder 2), 1959 - 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Original Phi Beta Kappa Records from 1776 to1781, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Phi Beta Kappa Associates - An Interpretation, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Phi Beta Kappa Bulletin, 1937 - 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Phi Beta Kappa Bulletin, 1958 - 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 2, Nos. 1 - 4, 1913 - 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 2, Nos. 5 - 8, 1914 - 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 2, Nos. 9 - 12, 1915 - 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 3, Nos. 1 - 4, 1916 - 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 3, Nos. 5 - 8, 1917 - 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 3, Nos. 9 - 12, 1918 - 1919Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 4, Nos. 1;3;5, 1919 - 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 4, Nos. 7 - 11, 1921 - 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 5, No. 6, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 6, Nos. 3; 6; 9; 11; 12, 1926 - 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 7, Nos. 1 - 4, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 7, Nos. 5 - 8, 1929 - 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Phi Beta Kappa Key - Vol. 7, Nos. 9 - 12 and Final Number, 1930 - 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Programs - Phi Beta Kappa Addresses, 1940 - 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Reports to United Chapters, 1937 - 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Society of the Sigma Xi - Scientific Research, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Society of AmericaAdd to your cart.
Folder 93: Words and Music by Robert Burton House - Phi Beta, 1959 Kappa Address, North CarolinaAdd to your cart.

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