Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity records

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity records


  • 1917–2017 (Creation)


11.00 Linear Feet, 11.00 Boxes

Post-Fire Oversize Extent
Box 7 & 9 ( 20.5 x 24.5): 509S: 19/15/5

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The collection is composed of materials relating to the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, and the Delta chapter located at Kansas State University. A portion of the collection is devoted to chapter member Frank Marshall Davis, which includes three of his publications and correspondence between Davis and Kansas State University faculty member, Carol E. Oukrop. The chapter materials also include exhibit contents of physical items and web archives of a later online exhibit. The collection also has some of Phi Beta Sigma's Conclave programs, their national publication, The Crescent, and multiple yearbooks featuring Phi Beta Sigma members. Additional items include group photographs of the Alpha Sigma chapter, artifacts from previous conclaves, and a large Phi Beta Sigma banner. Another item of note is the George A. Parker scrapbook; Parker was a delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention.

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Materials are arranged by donor or main subject.

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Conditions governing access

No access restriction: All materials are open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Finding aids

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Custodial history

Accession numbers for this collection include P2007.05 (Kevin A. Christian series), P2007.06 (Frank Marshall Davis series), U2015.22, and 2017-18.042.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Kevin Christian, Todd LeBon, Delta Chapter
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20060826

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


2007; 06/23/2015; 02/08/2018.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity collection, [Series name], Box [number], Folder [number or title ], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Cynthia Harris and Natalie Smith
Processing Info: Processor Cynthia Harris rehoused collection and updated description in 2015, and student assistant Natalie Smith updated container list in 2017. University archivist Cliff Hight reviewed it in 2017.
Publication Date: 2017-08-25

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