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Guide to the Phi Kappa Phi Records ; Phi Kappa Phi Records

Phi Kappa Phi Records, 1952-1986

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Guide to the Phi Kappa Phi Records 1952-1986

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Phi Kappa Phi Records, 1952-1986
Creator: Phi Kappa Phi
Dates: 1952-1986
Quantity: 2 cubic feet2 boxes
Abstract:Correspondence, bylaws, minutes of meetings, membership lists, banquet programs, financial records, handbooks, newsletters, and journals.
Identification: MG 7
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
850 Rayburn St.
P.O. Box 442351
Moscow, ID 83844-2351
(208) 885-7951
http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections

Arrangement and Description

The material in this record group was in two separate filing systems when received. The earlier material appeared to be in no discernible order, while the later material was in a straight alphabetical arrangement. Material in both sections was combined and sorted by type, thereby forming six series. Folders in each series were arranged chronologically.The first series contains correspondence, both within the local chapter and with the national office. The "Chapter Officer Communications" folder contains a numbered newsletter of that name sent from the national office to local chapters.The organizational features include the petition for establishing a local chapter, constitutions and by-laws, and minutes of local meetings. The third series, "Membership and Initiation," contains eligibility lists, membership lists--both computer generated from the national office and typed lists compiled by the local chapter, the membership signature book, procedures for initiation, lists of initiates, and programs and tickets for the initiation banquets.The financial materials include the treasurer's account book, financial reports, and checkbooks. The fifth series includes brochures about the society, blank order forms and certificates, several applications for a national fellowship, and photographs taken at the 1974 banquet. The final series contains several editions of the national society's handbook, copies of its newsletter, and the Phi Kappa Phi Journal.Computer generated membership lists were sent out frequently during the year; during processing it was decided to retain only one list per year, all others were discarded. Also discarded were bank statements, deposit slips, monthly lists of dues paid, and duplicate copies of printed material. In all the records were reduced by one cubic foot.

Scope and Content

The Records of Phi Kappa Phi span the years 1952 to 1986, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1960 to 1979. The papers include correspondence, national and local constitutions and by-laws, minutes of meetings, membership lists, banquet programs, financial records, society handbooks, newsletters, and journals.


Administrative/Biographical History

The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was established at the University of Maine, Orono, in 1897; it was incorporated May 17, 1972. It is unique among such organizations in that it recognizes outstanding scholastic attainments in all divisions of the university rather than restricting its membership to scholars in a specific area.

The University of Idaho chapter was established in May 1960. Although the idea of establishing a local chapter was first considered in 1952, it was not until 1958 that Donald Marshall, Associate Dean of Agriculture, approached several faculty members, including President Donald Theophilus, and gathered the information necessary to petition the national organization. There were twenty charter faculty members, with forty eight undergraduates and six graduate students initiated at the first meeting.

Students are chosen for membership in the society on the basis of both scholarship and character. No more than 10 percent of the senior class together with a smaller number of juniors and graduate students may be considered. Faculty members are selected on the basis of outstanding academic Records or significant accomplishments in their professional fields.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Colleges and Universities
Idaho

Phi Kappa Phi. University of Idaho Chapter.

Greek letter societies -- Idaho -- Moscow -- Records and correspondence

Administrative Information

Source

The Records of the University of Idaho chapter of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi were donated to the University Library in December 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence 1952-1985
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1/11/1Establishing a Chapter 1952-1960 45 items
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1/2-31/2-3General Correspondence 1960-1985 265 items
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1/41/4Chapter Officer Communications 1975-1981 17 items
Series II. Organizational Features 1959-1977
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1/51/5"Petition to the Members and Officers of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi" 1959 1 item
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1/61/6Constitution and Bylaws, National 1960-1972 5 items
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1/71/7Constitution and Bylaws, Local 1959-1964 6 items
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1/81/8Records of Meetings, National 1968-1974 6 items
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1/91/9Minutes of Meetings, Local 1960-1979 81 items
Series III. Membership and Initiation 1960-1986
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1/101/10Eligibility Lists 1960-1985 40 items
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1/111/11Membership Acceptance Forms 1970-1977 5 items
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1/121/12Membership Signature Book 1960-1980 1 item
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1/13-151/13-15Permanent Record of Election Cards 1976-1984 666 items
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1/16-171/16-17Computer Generated Membership Lists 1972-1986 14 items
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1/181/18Typed Membership Lists 1960-1982 5 items
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1/191/19Faculty Membership 1960-1982 26 items
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1/201/20Life Membership 1964-1972 9 items
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1/211/21Initiation Procedures 1955-1983 16 items
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1/221/22Initiates 1960-1983 5 items
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1/231/23Banquet Programs, etc. 1964-1984 40 items
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1/241/24Newspaper Clippings 1960-1967 3 items
Series IV. Financial Materials 1960-1986
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1/251/25Treasurer's Account Book 1960-1974 1 item
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1/261/26Treasurers Reports 1964-1985 21 items
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2/27-282/27-28Checkbooks 1960-1986 20 items
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2/292/29Interest Income Statements 1969-1985 20 items
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2/302/30Orders and Invoices 1972-1986 88 items
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2/312/31Treasurer's Annual Report to National Office 1963-1972 8 items
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2/322/32Financial Notices from National Office 1974-1982 6 items
Series V. Forms, Brochures, and Other Records 1963-1986
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2/332/33Brochures 1966-1980 9 items
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2/342/34Blank Certificates undated 5 items
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2/352/35Forms undated 21 items
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2/362/36Applications for Fellowships 1973-1986 5 items
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2/372/37Honor Cards & Emblems 1966-1976 15 items
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2/382/38Lists of Officers 1963-1983 9 items
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2/392/39Other Activities 1965-1979 7 items
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2/402/40Photographs of Jean'ne Shreeve, Local President, and Albertine Krohn, National President 1974 16 items
Series VI. Handbooks, Publications 1955-1983
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2/41-442/41-44Handbooks 1955-1973 4 items
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2/452/45Communications Handbooks 1975-1977 2 items
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2/462/46Programming Key Plan 1979 1 item
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2/472/47Newsletter 1969-1983 46 items
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2/--2/--Phi Kappa Phi Journal 1962-1978 53 items

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