Phi Kappa Phi records

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Phi Kappa Phi records


  • 1915-1999 (Creation)


10.00 Linear Feet, 1 Oversize Cabinet Drawer

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Administrative history

The Kansas State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1915 and was the fourteenth Phi Kappa Phi chapter organized. Phi Kappa Phi promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and recognizes outstanding scholastic achievements by students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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Scope and content

This collection contains material ranging from 1915 to 1999 from the Kansas State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and was aquired in two different accessions. Included are chapter minutes, membership records, financial reports, banquet programs, various correspondence, awards, original charter, and published materials.
<emph render='bold'>The first accession, U1990.03, includes the following:</emph> Secretary records of membership (1916-1988) organized alphabetically and then chronologically, initiation records (1979-1987), handbooks and minutes (1930s-1980s)
<emph render='bold'>The second accession, U2014.51, includes the following:</emph> Schriver, Edward. <emph render='italic'>In Pursuit of Excellence: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1987-1971</emph>. Orono, Maine: Phi Kappa Phi. 1971. Ritual instructions (1933 and 1948), charter applications, by-laws (1940s), check reciepts (1942-1954), nationals paperwork and materials (1948, 1951, 1956), annual reports (1915-1935, 1944-1958), service hours (1951-1952), correspondence (1915-1935), chapter minutes (1915-1935, 1949-1959), honor roll (1934-), assembly programs (1923-1963), "Phi Kappa Phi Journal" 1.1 1915, and faculty lists (1954-1955).

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged according to two accession numbers, one from 1990 (U1990.03 (old number UA244)) and the other in 2014 (U2014.51).

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No access restriction: All materials are open for research.

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

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  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Further accruals are expected. [need to add all accessions and related into to this field: U1990.03, U2014.12, U2014.50, U2014.51, U2014.52].

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Phi Kappa Phi
Acqusition Method: Donation

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Appraisal criteria for these materials include the organization's affiliation with Kansas State University, the importance of documenting the university's honor societies, and the longevity of the local chapter at the university.


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  • Citation: Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kansas State University Chapter, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Finding Aid Author: Brittany Roberts

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